Starring: Choi Min-shik, MoonSo-ri, Yu Seung-ho
Director: Oh Seong-yoon
Studio: KD Media (Korea)
Genre: Animation / Animal Story
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About This DVD
The Hen That Came out to the Yard
--HyoJin Cha, Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
‘The Hen That Came out to the Yard’, Too Good to Sow It only to the Children
“As I watched animations made in Hollywood or in Japan, I always wished there were Korean animations that everyone loves. This is how all began.” -JaeMyoung Shim, CEO of Myoung Film
In Korean film market, animation was just an entertainment film that can attract more audience due to its low view rating rather then a box office hit film. However, Myoung Film which has been producing several weighty films such as <The Contact>, <Joint Security Area> and <Forever the Moment> made a bold decision to produce a Korean animation, <The hen that came out to the yard>.
The main character of <The hen that came out to the yard> is ‘Ipssak’, a hen who lives in a poultry farm.
‘Ipssak’ pretends to be a bad hen in order to be free from the farm and have its own eggs. ‘Ipssak’ is thrown only in a few days and dreams of free life in nature but soon become a part of tumultuous adventure after meeting one-eyed weasel, mallard and many other animals.
<The hen that came out to the yard>’s original is writer SeonMee Hwang’s eponymous novel and it is about the augustness and beauty of life with dream. It’s been highly acclaimed as the best model of the children’s literature and has been steady seller for 10 years since its first edition in May 2000. It’s also included in the textbook for the fifth graders this year.
The very talented writer, actors and staffs devoted themselves to create the best movie that shows the moving life of a heroin who constantly challenges instead of just settling in the reality.
During the recently held press conference, director SungYoon Oh said “I read the first edition in 2000 and then read it again in 2004. I did not know it would be a million seller. I wanted to make an animation with a sound script so I chose this one.”
It took a year to do the pre-production including character designing, confirming the concept of the art, and drawing the continuation, etc. They first began painting in Feb. 2009, therefore, the whole production took 2 years.
<The hen that came out to the yard> used the system of ‘pre-recording, post-painting, and simultaneous recording’, which is rare in making Korean animation.
The very talented actors such as SoRee Moon, MinSik Choi, Cheolmin Park recorded first in May 2009, and then the drawing followed. When the drawing’s completed, actors gathered again to do the simultaneous recording in March 2011. This led to create more vivid characters.
JaeMyoung Shim, the CEO of Myoung Film said “Actors already did the reading rehearsals and recording 2 years ago then did the same work again 2 years later. As for actress SoRee Moon, she had to do the recording for almost whole week while she was pregnant.
It was funny because, her voice 2 years ago was more husky but when she was pregnant, her voice sounded more clearly and young. Her voice we recorded later was used in the beginning of the film and in the scenes when ‘Ipssak’ parts with ‘Chorok’ and cries, the mixed version of her old and recent voices were used.”
Exquisite beauty of the five colors (blue, white, red, black and yellow) will be released in China in August.
Animation film market is almost run by Japanese and Hollywood. Then what will be the market point that could sell <The hen that came out to the yard> in the flood of foreign animations?
First is its theme with great depth. The animation not just focuses on the success of ‘Ipssak’ but rather focuses more on the spiritual abundance such as sacrifice, love, consideration, and maternal instinct. It also tells us during the 90 minutes of running time how important it is to constantly challenge and to dream. It is too good to be considered as an animation for the children.
Second is the beauty of ‘Ohbangsaek’ the five colors, yellow, blue, white, red, and black.
The animation used our traditional five colors that can be easily forgotten or ignored and it adds the uniqueness and comforting atmosphere to the animation.
Shim said “It talks about the dream of ‘Ipssak’ who wants to brood eggs and raise it to a chick. I hope this animation becomes the steppingstone of the change and growth of Korean animation, just like Ippsak’s dream.”
<The hen that came out to the yard> will be released in Korea in July 28 and in China in August. Shim said “We’ve been pondering hard how we could approach to the foreign markets even during the pre production. Japan already covers the whole Japanese market so we instead had been contacting the Chinese market long time ago. We signed the contract 2 years ago with Chinese company and it will be released in a large way.” (Photos by Myoung Film)
Also check these out:
- Hen Comes Out of the Yard (Story for Children)
- Hen Comes Out of the Yard (Story for Grown-ups)
- Hen Comes Out of the Yard (Picture Book)
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)|
|Languages:||Korean, Narration for the Visually Impaired|
|Running Time:||107 min.|
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