South Korea's Akom wins cartoon studio award

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ROME -- South Korea's Akom Productions was selected as the winner of the Pulcinella Studio of the Year award at this year's Cartoons on the Bay festival, organizers said Thursday.

Akom, which was founded in 1985, is best known for the overseas animation of more than 200 episodes of "The Simpsons" and for "The Simpsons Movie." Other well-known productions include the animated versions of "Fraggle Rock," "X-Men" and "Batman."

The April 10-13 Salerno-based festival previously announced that the Pulcinella Awards for career achievement would go to Canadian animator Gerald Potterton and Fusako Yusaki, the Japanese artist and designer.
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