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'Innovative platforms can turn tide for Korean animations'

The Korean animation industry poses a mixed picture. Despite the popularity of children’s animations with such hits as “Pororo,” “Robocar Poli” and “Tayo” in the local and global market, many l...

Updated : 2015.09.04 17:25

‘Pororo,’ ‘Larva’ change game in Korean animation

Scene from the popular animated comedy television series “Larva.” (Tuba Entertainment)Up until the turn of the 21st century, many Korean youngsters who plopped in front of their television sets foun...

Updated : 2015.09.04 14:41

Korea welcomes world of animation

Walt Disney once said, “Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.”It is a versatile art that takes years of capital and hard work from a variety of people with great imagination.D...

Updated : 2015.09.04 13:37

'Kartrider' still young and racing full-throttle

Once beloved and called Korea’s representative online multiplayer racing game, “Kartrider” seeks to further go full throttle with enhanced user interfaces and a few new surprises to regain the form...

Updated : 2015.09.03 17:02

[Herald Interview] 'More cartoons, stories to be told online'

Terry Mosher, a well-known political cartoonist based in Montreal, has been satirizing and drawing about the Canadian political landscape for newspapers since 1967.He has recently made the transition ...

Updated : 2015.09.02 17:23

'New media technology will spur culture'

The culture community should not see new media technology as a threat but an opportunity that can help many people to gain greater access to information and interest in culture, said participants at t...

Updated : 2015.09.02 17:19

Asia Culture Center to open this week

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that it would partially open the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju to the public this Friday. A nighttime view of the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, whic...

Updated : 2015.09.01 16:01

We need maestro Chung: SPO members

Members of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra on Tuesday voiced their unflinching support for conductor Chung Myung-whun in an apparent plea to retain him as their music director.The rare collective act...

Updated : 2015.09.01 15:15

Soprano Sumi Jo drops first K-pop album

Legendary Korean soprano Sumi Jo released her first K-pop album in her 30-year career on Thursday, a record label said.The album titled "Geu.Ri.Da.," in Korean, has Jo's reinterpretation of seven of her favorite domestic songs from the 90s such as Lee So-ra's "The wind blows," Yang Hee-eun...

Updated : 2015.08.27 15:22

'Korean Wave' expo opens in Shanghai

South Korea opened a three-day exhibition of the "Korean Wave" of pop culture and products on Thursday in the Chinese city of Shanghai. More than 100 Korean firms came up with their products to attract Chinese middle class consumers, whose disposable income is growing, by capitalizing on t...

Updated : 2015.08.27 14:24

Gov't to host Korean music festival in London

South Korea will host a Korean music festival in London next month to enhance the global interest in Korean music initially sparked by the popularity of K-pop, the government said Thursday.The second edition of the "K-Music Festival" will be held from Sept. 1-30 in several performance hall...

Updated : 2015.08.27 11:15

Gov't starts 'one-plus-one' service for show ticket buyers

The government launched a program Thursday to provide an additional ticket to people who purchase tickets to certain shows to help revive the country's performing arts industry hit by the MERS outbreak, officials said.Last month, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the pr...

Updated : 2015.08.27 11:14

‘Music in palace’ performance series returns next month

Performers showcase traditional Korean music at the Jongmyo Shrine. (Julie Jackson/The Korea Herald)An annual series of performances of traditional music in Seoul’s royal palaces will reopen next mon...

Updated : 2015.08.26 17:57

Run on clouds at Sheraton D Cube City Hotel

On the 28th floor of Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel in Guro-gu, southwest Seoul, there is nothing much to see from the window of its fitness center but a panoramic view of the area that includes apa...

Updated : 2015.08.26 17:06

[Herald Interview] Prague-native Korean teacher talks proliferation of Korean studies

The King Sejong Institute Foundation’s seventh annual World Korean Educators Conference kicked off Monday, inviting 180 guests committed to the teaching of Korean from 43 countries for a three-day ex...

Updated : 2015.08.25 17:37