Mr. Tayk Kim

I first met Mr. Tayk Kim about 35 years ago.  We were both only 3 years old at the time..ha ha!NOT! He was working for Mr. Song, a famous animator in Korea at the time, and he had just single handedly animated a little one minute short of Felix the Cat going into a haunted house.  He came to  NYC just to show it to my father and I as well as the rest of his demo reel containing much of his work…I remember he didn’t speak English at the time so our communication was strictly through drawing out various situations.  Pretty funny… my father, Mr. Kim, and I drawing as fast as you might be talking in a conversation.  I WISH I had those drawings today!!!!  Oh well…maybe we should try that again later today (although now Tayk speaks perfect English..with a Brooklyn accent no less)…. because, you see, Mr. Kim is in my studio working with our animators, giving his words of wisdom and experience.  Mr. Kim and I have done tons of things together through the years.  One of my favorite projects is the Squishees, a full length animated film we did together several years ago.  Mr. Kim is doing a whole line of merchandising in Korea based on characters from the show.  I saw the t-shirts at the licensing show and they were great!  They use a new, patented 3D effect that’s amazing.  Mr. Kim has worked on some outstanding films through the year, not the least of which are: Heavy Metal,  Muppet Babies, Flinstone Kids, Aeon Flux, Lord of the Rings, Opus and Bill, Ferngully, Chip and Dale, Monsters, Gobots, Peter Pan, American Pop, War Wizard, etc. etc. etc. etc. Check out his website at Luk films….you’ll like what you see.  Now it’s time for lunch.  I’m gonna cook up a batch of Kimchi for everyone in the studio….ha ha ha….Righty-O!!!!

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One Response to “Mr. Tayk Kim”

  1. Joe M Says:

    hi don,

    I’m a big FTC fan and came across your blog. Sweet!

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