Animated Korean History Movie In Development By DreamWorks


Back in 1994 when Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen and Steven Spielberg joined forces to create DreamWorks, the biggest Korean entertainment management company known as CJ Entertainment was one of the first to support the studio, distributing all of their films in South Korea, thus forming a close bond. 

DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is currently touring around Seoul with Jennifer Yuh Nelson, the director of Kung Fu Panda 2 and the upcoming third installment, which is set for a 2015 release. During his trip he stated that his team was developing a new animated movie with a specific story involving Korean history or mythological characters. Although not much information was given it was noted that he was looking to diversify DreamWorks TV adventures and wanting to expand into Netflix and YouTube.

Katzenberg also revealed that DreamWorks would be producing an animated TV series of the film Turbo, with most of the production set to take place in Korea, where the film proved to be successful when released earlier in the year, earning over $11 million. 

For the moment Katzenberg and Nelson have met up with the director Bong Joon-ho, who is known for the thriller movie Snowpiercer. They were also invited to hold lectures and talks with future animators at a couple of Korean universities with animation students.

With news of western companies, directors, stars and musicians all jumping onto the Hallyu wave and collaborating with other Korean idols, actors and big name companies, it shows that Korean fever is spreading far beyond the public and being noticed by people who can make a global change.

 Sources: KoreAm | Navier

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