DR Movie

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DR MOVIE Co., Ltd.
IndustryAnimation studio and production enterprise
FoundedNovember 1990
Seoul, South Korea
Tokyo, Japan
Los Angeles, California, United States
Qingdao, China
Key people
Jung Young-Mok (CFO)
Number of employees
350 (approximately) (2007)

DR Movie is a Korean animation studio that was established in Seoul in 1990 and frequently works with Japanese companies on anime titles. Since 1991, the studio has been in an exclusive partnership with the Japanese animation studio Madhouse, and in 2001, Madhouse became a partial owner/investor. In 2006, Madhouse's parent company Index Holdings invested 600 million yen.[1] DR Movie has been responsible for the animation production end of several Madhouse anime, starting with Tenjho Tenge in 2004 and continuing notably with Claymore in 2007. DR Movie has also been looking to make partnerships with Chinese animation companies for future productions, and as of March 2007 entered into a joint venture studio in Qingdao, China.[1]

Besides Madhouse, DR Movie also has worked extensively with Nickelodeon, Sunrise, Warner Bros Animation, Gonzo, and Studio Ghibli. DR Movie is the only Korean contract studio with which Ghibli has worked.[2]

Additionally, DR Movie maintains a production facility in Busan, known as Busan DR.


Original productions[edit]

As a support (overseas) studio for American production[edit]

As a support (overseas) studio for Japanese productions[edit]


  1. ^ a b "DR Movie Company History". DR Movie. Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  2. ^ "DR Movie Production History". DR Movie. Archived from the original on 2008-09-06. Retrieved 2009-06-11.

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