Dic pacts for series in Seoul

'Sumos' first of 3 projects with Ameko Ent.

SEOUL — Disney affiliate DIC Entertainment signed an agreement Tuesday with Ameko Entertainment, a South Korean firm, to co-produce three animation series starting with “Super Duper Sumos.”

This marks DIC’s first attempt to take on a South Korean firm as a co-producer, as opposed to contract work.

Until recoupment of the initial investment, DIC will receive 70% of all income from the venture with Ameko the remainder. Ameko’s share will be 22.5% in perpetuity after recoupment, Ameko president Dong H. Chung said.

One of Chung’s partners in Ameko is animator Robert Scharf, who is president of North American operations. Scharf has made a career for himself repackaging overseas animation for the U.S. market.

Pre- and post-production will be done in the U.S. with the main animation in Seoul.

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