Wang Film Productions

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Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.
Industry Animation
Founded July 10, 1978
Headquarters Xindian, Taipei, Taiwan
Los Angeles, California, United States
Products Feature films, television series
Services Animation outsourcing
Owner Governments of Taiwan

Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd. (also known as Hong Guang (宏廣) and Cuckoo's Nest Studio) is one of the oldest and most prolific Taiwanese-American animation studios. The company, based in Xindian, Taipei and Los Angeles, California,[1] has done animation/ink and paint for various TV shows and films for studios in North America, Europe and Asia.

Its founder, James Wang (王中元), started the studio in 1978 as an overseas facility for the U.S. animation outlet Hanna–Barbera.[2] At the time, it was called Cuckoo's Nest Studio.[2]

The company is also famous for their work on the overseas production for Nelvana's Care Bears franchise, Film Roman's Garfield and Friends and Bobby's World, Klasky Csupo's Rugrats pilot and first season, Disney's DuckTales and Stretch Films' Courage the Cowardly Dog. They also helped produce effects for the 1982 film Tron and some Peanuts television specials, production ink & paint matting, and animation assistance.

Thai Wang Film Productions[edit]

Thai Wang Film Productions
Industry entertainment
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand
Products Feature films, television series
Production output
Services Animation outsourcing
Owner Governments of Thailand

Thai Wang Film Productions was a division of Wang Film Productions located in Bangkok, Thailand.


Hong Guang Animation[edit]

Hong Guang Animation
Industry entertainment
Headquarters Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Products Feature films, television series
Production output
Services Animation outsourcing
Owner Wang Film Productions

Hong Guang Animation is a division of Wang Film Productions located in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.


Feature films[edit]

Films produced by Wang Film Productions

  • Fire Ball (2005)
  • Lin Wang (2018) (currently in production)[citation needed]

TV shows[edit]

Outsourced from Disney Television Animation

Outsourced from Hanna-Barbera

Outsourced from Warner Bros. Animation

  • Animaniacs (1993–1998)
  • Baby Looney Tunes (2002–2005)
  • Detention
  • Histeria! (1998–2000)
  • ¡Mucha Lucha!
  • Ozzy & Drix
  • Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)
  • Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain (1998)
  • Taz-Mania
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1992) - 30 half-hour episodes: The Looney Beginning (animated by Kennedy Cartoons with a few scenes by Wang Film Productions), You Asked for It, Rock 'n' Roar, Career Oppor-Toon-ities, Dating, Acme Acres Style, Hare Raising Night, Citizen Max, Prom-ise Her Anything, The Acme Acres Zone, Starting from Scratch, Looking Out for the Little Guy, Spring in Acme Acres, Ask Mr. Popular, Europe in 30 Minutes, Fairy Tales for the 90's, Here's Hamton, No Toon Is An Island, Return to the Acme Acres Zone, Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool!, Viewer Mail Day, K-ACME TV, High Toon (animated by Kennedy Cartoons with a few scenes by Wang Film Productions), Going Places, Best of Buster Day, Toon TV, New Class Day, Flea for Your Life, Weekday Afternoon Live, Buster's Directorial Debut and The Horror of Slumber Party Mountain.
  • What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002–2003) - 4 half-hour episodes: It's Mean, It's Green, It's the Mystery Machine, Roller Ghoster Ride, A Scooby-Doo Christmas and Pompeii and Circumstance.

Outsourced from other studios

Television films and specials[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chang, Violet (1 May 1998). "Wang's World". Taiwan Review. Government Information Office, United States of America (USA) and Republic of China (Taiwan). Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  2. ^ a b Lent, John A. (1 November 2000). "Animation in Asia: appropriation, reinterpretation, and adoption or adaptation". Screening the Past. La Trobe University. Retrieved 2010-04-12. It was while he was in the U.S., after completing his masters degree at Indiana University and looking for ways to enter animation, that James Wang convinced Bill Hanna of Hanna-Barbera to back an offshore animation facility that Wang proposed in his native Taiwan. His Cuckoo's Nest (Wang Film Productions) quickly became one of the world's largest animation producers. 

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