Adjunct Associate Professor
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"
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