Studio Mir

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Studio Mir Co., Ltd
Animation studio
IndustryOverseas animation
FoundedSeoul, South Korea (2010 (2010))
Headquarters
Seoul
,
South Korea
Area served
South Korea, United States, China
Key people
Jae-Myung Yu
(CEO)
Websitewww.studiomir.co.kr

Studio Mir Co., Ltd (Hangul스튜디오 미르) is a South Korean animation studio based in Seoul. Among other works, the studio animated most of the American TV series The Legend of Korra, the fourth season of The Boondocks, the Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender and Lego Elves: Secrets of Elvendale.

History[edit]

Studio Mir was founded in 2010 by Jae-Myung Yu, together with executive director Kwang-il Han and head of business development Seung-wook Lee. Yu had previously worked for 20 years in animation, including as an animation director for the series Avatar: The Last Airbender. He chose the studio's name after the Soviet space station Mir, which inspired him for its "scientific breakthrough and collaborative spirit".[1]

The studio began work with 20 animators on its first project, the Nickelodeon animated series and Avatar sequel The Legend of Korra – an unusually significant contract for a new studio, which it obtained thanks to Yu's long working relationship with the creators of Avatar and Korra, Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. Apart from the animation itself, Mir contributed to Korra's pre-production and storyboarding, including its elaborate martial arts choreography. After the conclusion of Korra, former Nickelodeon vice president Mark Taylor brought Studio Mir to create the animation for the sci-fi animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender with some of the creative team of Korra.[1]

Very little of the animation Mir contributed to has aired in South Korea – only the first season of Korra had a "very quiet release". Because of this, the studio is little-known domestically, and, as a consequence, the company is focused on international collaborations.[1]

The studios is working on their first original series titled Koji and looking for investors for the project.[2]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Title Year Episodes Co-Production Company(s) Distributor(s) Network(s)
The Legend of Korra [3] 2012–2014 45 (episodes 1–12, 19–20, 22–52) Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Pierrot

Nickelodeon Nickelodeon
The Boondocks [3][4] 2014 10 (season 4 only) N/A Sony Pictures Television Adult Swim
Voltron: Legendary Defender [3] 2016–2018 78 DreamWorks Animation Television

World Events Productions

Netflix Netflix
Lego Elves: Secrets of Elvendale [3] 2017 8 Netflix Netflix
Koji [2] TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

In addition, Studio Mir did edits for the 2014 Disney XD English and Korean dubs of the 2005 series Doraemon.

Films[edit]

Title Year Company
Big Fish & Begonia (co-production with B&T Studio) [3] 2016 Beijing Enlight Media

Shorts[edit]

Title Year Company
Think Like a Man - intro [4] 2012 Rainforest Films
ASURA Online - 2D trailer [3] 2013 Tencent
League of Legends - Road to the Cup [3] 2013 Riot Games
Guardians of the Galaxy shorts - season 1 [3] 2015 Marvel, Disney XD
League of Legends - Bard: Mountain [3] 2015 Riot Games
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Turtles Take Time (and Space) 2016 Nickelodeon

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kim, Matthew (20 January 2017). "The studio behind Voltron, Korra and more cult cartoons is just getting started". Polygon. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b Radulovic, Petrana (September 9, 2018). "The Legend of Korra studio teases new original series". Polygon. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Studio Mir - Portfolio". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b Amidi, Amid (10 July 2012). "A Look Inside The Korean Studio That Made "Legend of Korra"". Retrieved 7 April 2014.

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