Peter Chung

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    Writer-Designer-Director Peter Chung is a world renowned Korean-American animated filmmaker with 30 years of experience in the Hollywood animation industry.  Since completing his studies at CalArts in 1981, he has worked on projects for Disney, Bakshi, Warner Brothers, Universal, Marvel, Nickelodeon and MTV.  In 1990, he created the first late-night animated series for adults, Aeon Flux.  His distinctive style of visual storytelling can be seen in The Animatrix, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury and Tomb Raider Revisioned.  In 2010, he directed Cartoon Network’s first original CG feature Firebreather, for which he won the Emmy award for individual achievement in character design.  Chung has directed commercials for Levi’s, Pepsi, Nike, AT&T, Honda, Jaguar and Rally’s.

     

    Film, Television and Home Video

    1981   Bakshi Productions – Fire and Ice – Layout and animation

    1981 – 1984   Walt Disney Pictures – Einstein, Eshlen, Friendly Invasion- Concept art and story development for feature films

    1984 – 1986   Marvel Productions – Transformers T.V; Transformers The Movie – Storyboards

    1987   Murakami-Wolf-Swenson Films – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Art direction

    1988   DIC Productions- C.O.P.S. — Character design, Opening title direction, Overseas animation supervision;  Ring Raiders – Character design

    1989 – 1990   Klasky-Csupo – Sesame Street – Direction, Animation;  Rugrats –  Direction;  Character Design

    1990 – 1992   Colossal Pictures – Mtv’s Liquid Television/Aeon Flux – Script, Design, Direction, Animation;  Secret Agent X-9 – Story and Visual Development

    1993    Hearst Entertainment –  Phantom 2040 – Character design

    1994 – 1995  Colossal Pictures – Mtv’s Aeon Flux series – Script, Design, Director

    1996   Kadokawa/Madhouse – Reign: The Conqueror (AKA:  Alexander) – Character and Concept    Design

    1997   J-Com – Mangchi — Pilot Film Direction;   Feature Storyboards

    Klasky-Csupo, Inc. – The Rugrats Movie – Storyboards

    2002   Warner Home Video – Animatrix:  Matriculated – Script, Design, Director

    2003   Universal Home Video – Chronicles of Riddick:  Dark Fury – Design, Director

    2004   MTV Home Video – Aeon Flux DTV – Script Development

    2005   Luvula Films – Luvula – Script and Visual Development

    2006   C2 Pictures – Termination – Story, Design

    Cartoon Network – Class of 3000 – Character Design

    2007  Gametap/Acme Filmworks – Tomb Raider Revisioned – Script, Design, Director

    Imagi Entertainment – Astroboy – Feature Storyboards and Design

    2008   Paramount / Blur Entertainment – Heavy Metal 3D – Script, Concept Art

    Comic Book Movies – Cyborg 009 – Story, Character Design

    Hammerhead – Wicked City – Concept Art

    Replay Studios – Velvet Assassin Graphic Novel – Story & Art

    2009 -2011   Cartoon Network Studios – Firebreather – Supervising Producer, Design, Storyboards, Director

    2011   Blizzard Entertainment / Titmouse Inc. – Diablo-  Wrath – Design, Director

    2012  Yu&Co – Project Development – Story, Design, Director

    2013  Amazon Studios – Origin of a Species Test Film – Design, Director

    2014  Dreamworks Animation – Kung Fu Panda 3 – Storyboard Artist

    Cartoon Network / Adult Swim – Black Dynamite – Storyboard Artist

    Starburns Industries – Storyboard Director for unannounced pilot​

    Commercials – Design and Direction

    1990 – 1994   Colossal Pictures – Levi’s 501 “Edward”;  Mountain Dew “Superdewd”;  Nike Air “Barkley vs. Rockman”, “Jordan vs. Harpies”;  AT&T “Diamond Comics”;  Diet Pepsi “Am I?”

    1996   MTV Networks  – “MTV: Loaded”;  “Aeon Flux: CD-rom”

    1997 – 2004   Acme Flimworks –  Psygnosis “G-Police:  Slater”;  Honda Civic “Coupe Mission”;  Checkers/Rally’s “Fuel Gauge”, “Chicken Sandwich”, “G-Force”, “3 for 2”, “Chicken Strips”;  Texas Utilities “Be on Alert”, “Be on Alert 2”;  Jaguar X-type “Crossing Over”;  Sony Bravia “Ninjalina” Fisher Price Imaginext “Pirates”;

    2003    Avex Japan / Madhouse – Cyber X Misono:  “Eleven”

    2005    Think Japan – Hong Kong Broadband “Liu Xiang”

    AWARDS

    Silver BDA “MTV:  Loaded” 1997

    Gold Cindy “G-Police” 1998

    SICAF “Mangchi Pilot” 1998

    SICAF “Chicken Sandwich” 2001

    ASIFA-Hollywood: Home Video “Animatrix” 2003

    Emmy: Television Advanced Media “Tomb Raider Revisioned” 2007

    Emmy:  Individual Achievement:  Character Design  “Firebreather” 2011