An animated encounter in Seoul
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An animated encounter in Seoul

Ralph has been born. The 5cm-tall bear takes his first “steps”, waddling through a forest. Just 15 minutes ago he was a mere lump of brown clay.

Now he has a face, a name and a storyline. Ralph has to traverse this spooky forest and save a damsel in distress. What a dramatic way to start your life!

Ralph is the product of my first foray into the world of stop motion animation here at the Seoul Animation Center in the South Korean capital.

South Korea is a world leader in animation and the passion of its residents for this art is evident throughout its cities in the form of cartoon libraries, Manga cafes and cosplay.

In Western countries animation largely is viewed as entertainment for children, but in South Korea and Japan it ...


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