Korean animation focuses on remakes

Wouldn’t it be great if the Korean animation industry could come up with something better than My Beautiful Girl Mari or Wonderful Days / Sky Blue? Something to rival Miyazaki. There’s obviously a wealth of creative talent in the Korean film industry, but that creativity has never seemed to extend to truly great animated features. Remaking The Classic or Jewel in the Palace as cartoons doesn’t seem to me to be the way to address this problem, though it may generate export earnings.

Update: Since KOFIC rebuilt its website you can no longer link to anything useful on its site. You need to find news item number 366 dated 23 March 2006

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