Saturday, August 18, 2012

Run-Away

... to Vietnam.

While Vietnam’s animated film industry is at its infancy, many Vietnamese people are working for European and American animated film companies. ...

Nobody knows that animated films like “Igor”, “Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas” and “Fairy Tale Fights” have the contribution of Vietnamese painters because they are distributed under the name European or Hollywood producers.

There is a big group of Vietnamese-origin technicians working for cartoon studios in Hollywood. The audience can read Vietnamese names like Huy Nguyen, Quan Tran, John Truong and Dennis Duong in the introduction of the most famous animated films like “Madagascar”, “Ice Age” or “Brave.”

Stands to reason. When I got into the business of cartoons in Southern California, work was being sent to Japan, site of one of our former war adversaries. And also, too, Korea.

So sending work to Vietnam is a natural progression. Next thing you know, we'll be sending animation work to Iraq and Afghanistan.

4 comments:

water said...

Those same artists are starting up shops in Vietnam to court the work...

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Doesn't surprise me. I know someone who mentioned other shows that were went over to Vietnam in the past decade as well.

Kimotion said...

I wasn't aware animation work was being sent to North Korea, our war adversary.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

I wasn't aware animation work was being sent to North Korea, our war adversary.

Well perhaps not by American studios, but European studio had sent their work to this place.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEK_Studio

Most US studios work with those around Seoul in the south. I suppose with Vietnam, you really can't compare it too well with North Korea given the history and circumstances between both nations.

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