It's a sad fact that the biggest exposure for Korean animation came courtesy of Banksy in , when his opening titles for The Simpsons wept blood for the poor downtrodden Asian artists toiling in sweatshops to draw the TV show on the cheap for Fox. Banksy was operating in his usual sloganeeringly simplified moral universe — raw animation for The Simpsons has been partly done at Seoul's AKOM studio since hardly a sweatshop — but he did spotlight the fact that Korean animation is mainly known for what it has done on behalf of others. Next to the precinct-stomping, laser-eyed behemoth that is its Japanese uncle worth nearly a quarter of a billion in international sales in the Korean industry seemed to have settled for second-class status: a key outsourcing destination for the hard grind on US shows such as Family Guy and Justice League Unlimited. South Korea even started outsourcing the outsourcing to North Korea — something touched on in Guy Delisle's excellent graphic novel Pyongyang. But there have been signs in the past couple of years that Korean animation might be awakening from its slumber. In , Leafie, a Hen into the Wild — about a chicken who escapes from a farm and adopts a duckling — managed to do what seems routine in the rest of the world: tap into the inexhaustible family-film dollar; and in the process became the highest-grossing Korean animation ever. The previous record-holder had been the country's first feature-length cartoon, Hong Gil-dong, released back in Leafie also secured one of the crucial foreign-film release slots in China, the first Korean animation to play in the country. Meanwhile, also in , Green Days: Dinosaur and I , a coming-of-age story about an insecure girl athlete, was attracting attention on the global festival circuit.
Please refresh the page and retry. After issuing its ruling on Thursday, the court ordered a retrial for the operator of a file-sharing web site accused of violating the child protection law for distributing video clips that included depictions of characters in school uniforms engaging in explicit sex acts, The Korea Herald reported. The defendant, only identified by his surname, Lim, had previously been found guilty of sharing pornography for profit for nearly three years from May and fined GBP 3, The lower courts said more evidence that the characters were under the legal age of consent would be required to go ahead with a prosecution. I t is not clear what punishment Lim might face, as child campaigners have been critical of the month prison term given recently to a South Korean national who ran one of the most extensive dark web child abuse sites ever uncovered. Law enforcement officials in 18 countries around the world, including Britain, announced in October the break-up of the Welcome to Video child pornography web site, which was operated by Jong Woo Son. The site relied on the anonymous Bitcoin cryptocurrency trasnsactions to sell access to , videos depicting child abuse, authorities said. In connection with the case, authorities rescued 23 underage victims in the United States, Britain and Spain. The Japanese government finally passed legislation in that outlawed the possession of imaged of child sexual abuse , but did not criminalise sexually explicit images of children in anime and manga.
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