Museums & Memorials

Seoul Animation Center

Seoul Animation Center


About

The Seoul Animation Center was established in May 1999 by the Seoul Business Agency with the aim of providing comprehensive support to Korea’s animation industry. It is home to the first movie theater in Korea exclusively devoted to animated films, a themed exhibition hall, an animation studio experience hall and the Cartoon Museum.

  • Seoul Animation Center 1
    Seoul Animation Center
  • Seoul Animation Center 2
    Seoul Animation Center


Take Pictures with Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

Large models of many popular cartoon characters can be found throughout the Seoul Animation Center. Outside the center, visitors will find a 3.5 meter-tall model of Robot Taekwon V, and characters from "Dooly the Baby Dinosaur", "Fly Super Board" and "Jang Geum's Dream". Inside visitors will find characters from the popular animated series "Pororo the Little Penguin" and "Pucca". Families are encouraged to pose with their favorite characters and take pictures.


  • Douner and Heedong of Dooly the Baby Dinosaur
    Douner and Heedong of "Dooly the Baby Dinosaur"
  • 3.5 meter-high statue of Robot Taekwon V
    3.5 meter-high statue of Robot Taekwon V
  • Pororo characters on display in the lobby
    "Pororo" characters on display in the lobby
  • Bathroom in the theme of popular animation, Jang Geum's Dream
    Bathroom in the theme of popular animation, "Jang Geum's Dream"


Animation Theater & Exhibition Hall


The Seoul Animation Center is comprised of two buildings, the central building and the Cartoon Museum. The central building is home to the Seoul AniCinema, Korea's first theater exclusively devoted to animated films. The theater screens some of Korea's top animated films including feature-length animated films and film festival entries. There is also an exhibition hall located next to the theater that showcases themed exhibitions and a 4D Experience Hall where visitors can enjoy a 3-4 minute 3D movie in addition to the 4D experience called "King Dome Rider." Children are also welcome to play in the Kid's World Playroom, an indoor playground that features a ball pit and slides.


  • Seoul AniCinema
    Seoul AniCinema
  • Themed Exhibitions
    Themed Exhibitions
  • 4D Experience Hall King Dome Rider
    4D Experience Hall "King Dome Rider"
  • Kid's World Playroom
    "Kid's World" Playroom


Stop-Motion Animation Experience Program

The Character Experience Exhibition Hall is a place where visitors can directly experience the production principles of animation. In Exhibition Hall 1, visitors can create blue screen composites, try digital coloring on a touch screen, and play games that feature popular characters.

In Exhibition Hall 2, visitors can make their very own cartoon characters using colored clay. Visitors are also welcome to make stop-motion animated videos starring their clay characters.


  • Character Experience Exhibition Hall 1 Chroma-Key Motion Capture
    Character Experience Exhibition Hall 1: Chroma-Key Motion Capture
  • Character Experience Exhibition Hall 1 Holographic Characters
    Character Experience Exhibition Hall 1: Holographic Characters
  • Character Experience Exhibition Hall 2 Creating characters out of clay
    Character Experience Exhibition Hall 2: Creating characters out of clay
  • Create stop-motion animation films using the clay character you've made
    Create stop-motion animation films using the clay character you've made


The Cartoon Museum


Connected to the Seoul Animation Center, the Cartoon Museum features a 2-story library fully dedicated to comic books and animated films. The first floor of the library houses over 40,000 comic books and other printed material related to animation, and the second floor of the library houses over 7,000 animated films, cartoon movies and other video material related to animation. There is also a mini-theater on the second floor that screens cartoon movies every weekend (everyday during school vacation).

The library is open to the public, free of charge. Visitors are only required to present a form of identification after which all materials in the library may be viewed freely. Elementary school students are only required to state their name and the name of their school, and foreigners may view materials without presenting any form of identification.


  • Cartoon Museum
    Cartoon Museum
  • Cartoon Museum 1F Library
    Cartoon Museum: 1F Library
  • Cartoon Museum 2F Video Library
    Cartoon Museum: 2F Video Library
  • Comfy Bean Bag Chairs
    Comfy Bean Bag Chairs
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