Wang Film Productions

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Wang Film Productions
Industry Animation
Founded 1978
Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
Products Feature films, television series
Services Animation outsourcing
Owner Government of Taiwan

Wang Film Productions (also known as Hong Guang (宏廣) and Cuckoo's Nest Studio) is one of the oldest and most prolific Taiwanese animation studios. The company, based in Xindian, Taipei,[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, 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.

Feature films[edit]

Films produced by Wang Films

Films outsourced from other studios

TV shows[edit]

Outsourced from other Studios

Television films and specials[edit]

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  1. ^ Chang, Violet (1 May 1998). "Wang's World". Taiwan Review (Government Information Office, 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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