Peter Chung


Peter Kunshik Chung (given birth to Apr 19, 1961 in Seoul, South Korea) is a Korean American animator. He’s most widely known for his exclusive style of computer animation, as the inventor and movie director of Æon Flux, which went as pants on MTV’s Water Television before starting as its half-hour tv series.

Early life and career

Peter Chung was created on Apr 19, 1961. Since his dad is at the foreign provider from the Republic of Korea, he provides resided in Seoul, London, Nairobi, Washington, D.C., NY and Tunis. His parents after that immigrated to america; he resided in McLean, Virginia. Chung examined computer animation at California Institute from the Arts (CalArts) from 1979 to 1981, twelve months at the type Animation plan, and another calendar year in this program in Experimental Computer animation.Chung started his computer animation career at a little animation studio room in Maryland in age 18, doing work for animator and illustrator Salvador Bru. Following that at age group 19 he was developing individuals for Hanna-Barbera. Concerning this period he also began focusing on the design and computer animation on Ralph Bakshi's Fireplace and Glaciers before being employed by Disney for feature advancement.

Directing credits

Furthermore to Æon Flux (3 seasons: 1991, 1992, 1995), Chung's directing credits are the Matriculated section through the Animatrix, as well as the Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury. Chung offered as lead personality developer for the cartoon series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), C.O.P.S. (1988) Phantom 2040 (1994–1996) and Reign: The Conqueror (1999). The styles feature low fat angular characters influenced by the artwork of Egon Schiele, a glance which includes become Chung's brand character style. He also, along with Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo, co-designed the heroes in the Nickelodeon series Rugrats, aswell as aimed the pilot because of this series, "Tommy Pickles and THE FANTASTIC White Thing" as well as the starting sequence. Furthermore, in 2007 he aimed the starting three-part show for GameTaps' ReVisioned: Tomb Raider, entitled "Secrets towards the Kingdom".He in addition has directed some tv advertisements – offered by Peter Chung in Acme Filmworks – including a diet plan Pepsi advertising campaign featuring Cindy Crawford and Malcolm McDowell.By 2009, among other unannounced tasks, he was focusing on a full-length animated feature entitled Luvula. He's also movie director of the tv screen adaption of Firebreather for Toon Network. Mr. Chung in addition has expressed fascination with creating a fresh direct-to-video cartoon feature of Æon Flux.

Animation style and influences

Chung titles German expressionism, Western comics, and Japanese computer animation as his impact, specifically the illustrative quality from the art that depends upon expressive drawings rather than lots of surface area details. He titles in his affects expressionist Egon Schiele and comic designer Moebius. As narrative impact he titles Kazuo Umezu, Sanpei Shirato, Osamu Tezuka, Jack port Kirby, Moebius, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Schuiten and Peeters, Silvio Cadelo, Tatsuya Egawa, Geof Darrow and Frank Miller. He also titles as affects, in no unique purchase: David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Alain Resnais, Jean Cocteau, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Seijun Suzuki, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Yoshinori Kanada, Horst Janssen, and Frank Lloyd Wright.Chung's animation, especially Æon Flux and Matriculated, seems toward the artistically and thematically experimental.In the animation field, he admires Yoshinori Kanada, Koji Morimoto, and Igor Kovalyov.Ralph Bakshi, among the first to employ Chung, has stated that among Chung's favorite performers is Toulouse-Lautrec.Chung was among the artists focusing on the Underground roleplaying video game (1993) from Mayfair Video games; Aeon Flux was also an impact on the overall game.

Personal life

Chung in addition has been a participant in online discussion boards, where users have asked him about his function and creative procedure. Two from the more prominent discussion boards are ILX and Monican Spies.Chung currently shows a Master Course at the Department of Computer animation and Digital Arts in the USC College of Cinematic Arts since Springtime 2013.


"For me personally, a amount of ambiguity, or secret, is the essential component of any artistic declaration." "I frequently remind myself that computer animation may be the creation from the illusion of spontaneity. Because there is nothing in fact much less spontaneous compared to the procedure for animating." "The duty from the animator, to inhale and exhale lifestyle into his individuals, requires concentration comparable to that of an professional whose performance continues to be entirely scripted straight down."


Fire and Glaciers (1983) (film) - Animator, design musician The Transformers (1984) (Television series) - Storyboard designer The Transformers: The Film (1986) (film) - Storyboard designer Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (Television series) - Artwork direction, opening name style C.O.P.S. (1988) (Television series) - Personality design, opening name direction, overseas computer animation supervision Band Raiders (1989) (Television series) - Personality style Rugrats (1991) (Television series) - Animator: primary title computer animation, pilot, character style Phantom 2040 (1994) (Television series) - Personality style Æon Flux (1995) (Television series) - Inventor, director, maker, scripts, character style The Rugrats Film (1998) (film) - Storyboards Alexander Senki (1999) aka Alexander (worldwide) and Reign: The Conqueror (USA) (film) (OVA) - Personality developer Party 7 (2000) (film) - Animator: credit series The Animatrix (2003) (brief) (Matriculated section) - Movie director, script, style The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004) (OVA) - Movie director, character developer ReVisioned: Tomb Raider Animated Series (2007) (first shows in 3 parts) - Tale and developer Firebreather (2010) (film) - Movie director Diablo III: Wrath (2012) (film) - Director