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Peter Chung

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts

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.

Peter K. Chung Filmography

Animation - Writer - Designer - Director

Creator of Mtv's Aeon Flux

1979 -1981 California Institute of the Arts - School of Film and Video

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