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Sunmin Animation (also known as Sunmin Image Pictures, or SMIP for short) is a South Korean Animation studio. It was founded in 1990 as Artplus.

Sunmin's projects include:

  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series (6 episodes) List 
  • Avengers Assemble (16+ episodes)List  (other episodes by Lotto Animation)
  • Amphibia (alternating with Rough Draft and Saerom, Season 1 only) (16 episodes)List 
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  • American Dragon: Jake Long (season 2 only) (5 episodes) List 
  • Batman: The Animated Series (uncredited)
  • Ben 10 (23 episodes plus The Movie) List 
  • Black Dynamite (season 1 only; replaced by Moi Animation)
  • The Boondocks (Storyboards for season 2)
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (7 episodes)List 
  • Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys (14 episodes)List  (other episodes by Jireh Animation)
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  • City Hunters (2 episodes) (the rest by AKOM)
  • Crocadoo (1997 series) (uncredited)
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (with Digital eMation, The Answer Studio, Lotto Animation and NE4U)
  • Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (with Fantasia Animation)
  • Gargoyles (2 episodes) List 
  • Gen¹³: The Movie
  • Generator Rex
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)
  • Heavy Metal 2000
  • Hercules: The Animated Series (9 episodes)List 
  • Infinity Train
  • Jungle Cubs (three shorts)List 
  • Justice League Action (With DR Movie and Maven Image Platform)
  • Kablam: "Henry & June" (season 2)
  • Lady Death (Animated Adaptation)
  • The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
  • Long Live the Royals (Pilot only)
  • The Maxx (7 episodes) (uncredited)
  • Megas XLR (Season 1 and 3 episodes of season 2list , with Sunwoo Entertainment and Digital eMation)
  • Mighty Max
  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Note 
  • The Owl House (4 episodes) :List 
  • Pearl Jam's Do The Evolution (first half, second half by Ji-Reh Animation)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (2016 series)
  • Rat Bastard
  • Ridin' With Burgess
  • Robin and the Dreamweavers
  • RoboCop: Alpha Commando (listed as "J.S. Animation" in the credits, an abbreviation of Ji-Reh Animation and Sunmin)
  • Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends (20 episodes)List  (the rest by Jireh Animation)
  • Steven Universe (alternating with Rough Draft Studios)Select episodes include 
  • Stripperella (With Wang Film Productions and Mook DLE, three episodes)List 
  • Timon & Pumbaa (one short: "Beetle Romania")
  • ThunderCats Roar (alternating with NE4U)Select episodes include 
  • Twelve Forever
  • Victor and Valentino List 
  • Wacky Races (2017) (1 episode)List 
  • War of the Worlds: Goliath
  • The Zeta Project (3 episodes)List 

Tropes associated with Sunmin:

  • Animation Bump:
    • Their Steven Universe episodes tend to look more polished than their Rough Draft Korea counterparts. This is usually notable when they animate an episode from one of the board teams who usually have their episodes animated at Rough Draft (such as Lamar Abramsnote , and Raven Molisee & Paul Villeconote )
    • The Powerpuff Girls saw slight improvements in its animation during the second and third seasons.
  • Off-Model: Can happen from time to time.
    • One of their episodes of Gargoyles, "The New Olympians", was guilty of this.
    • The Powerpuff Girls (2016) was notorious for its constant animation flubs during its first season.
    • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes tends to do this a lot with facial expressions for the characters, albeit intentionally.
  • Production Posse:
    • Often worked with Epoch Ink.
    • While Cartoon Network has used them to animate their shows created or based on shows created by Man of Action since the mid 2000's beginning with the first Ben 10 series, they have been using them more frequently for animating other projects since the mid 2010's such as Steven Universe, the Powerpuff Girls reboot, and a majority of their recent pilots (EX: Infinity Train, Twelve Forever).