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LeSean Thomas' 'Seoul Sessions' (Tales of a Black Animator in South Korea)

Photo of Jai Tiggett By Jai Tiggett | Shadow and Act June 23, 2013 at 3:53PM

Thomas learned that roughly 85% of animated television shows designed in America are actually animated in South Korea. Seeking to be fully involved in animation production, he moved to Seoul to live and work and documented the process in Seoul Sessions.
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'Seoul Sessions'
'Seoul Sessions'

Here's one of the more interesting web series out at the moment. 

LeSean Thomas is an animation director, producer and illustrator known for his work on animated series like The Boondocks, Black Dynamite, and Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Legend of Korra

The story goes that early on in his career, Thomas learned that roughly 85% of animated television shows designed in America are actually animated in South Korea. Seeking to be fully involved in animation production, he moved to Seoul to live and work and documented the process in Seoul Sessions. Each episode chronicles his cultural experiences as a South Bronx native in South Korea and also gives an inside look at the process of putting some of your favorite animated shows on TV. 

New episodes are surfacing every few months. Find the first four below:






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