Bio & Credits
Steven Hahn has founded and run major animation studios both in Seoul
and Los Angeles and worked as a producer and director of animated
feature and television productions. His executive experience and
production background in US and Korea has given him a unique global
expertise in the fields of animated television, animated features, VFX ,
stereoscopic 3-D animation production, animation studio management, and
executive coordination between US and international TV networks and
major studios. He is currently developing Little Santa, a 3-D
stereoscopic CG animated feature project.
2007 thru 2008, Executive VFX Producer
for Forbidden Kingdom (Lionsgate; Producers: Raffaella de
Laurentis, Casey Silver; Director: Rob Minkoff). Established and managed
three VFX & CG companies in Seoul to deliver premium quality VFX shots.
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM PRODUCING & DIRECTING
2004 thru 2006, worked as animation producer for Del Mar Entertainment
Group developing theatrical animation projects.
Produced & directed Starchaser, the first 3-D (stereoscopic)
theatrical animated feature film released through Atlantic Releasing in
over one thousand theaters in the US. Co-Produced: The Chipmunk
Adventure (Samuel Goldwyn).
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM EXECUTIVE PRODUCING
2003 thru 2004, developed First Pets, a theatrical CGI animation
project with Roy Disney of Walt Disney Studios as Disney acquisition
project for the world-wide release.
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
(Samuel Goldwyn), Fire And Ice (Fox), American Pop
(Columbia), Lord Of The Rings (United Artists), Wizard
(Fox), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (Disney Feature Title).
ANIMATED TV SERIES PRODUCING
(Fox Kids Network), Dino Riders (Syndication), Dixie’s Dinner
ANIMATED TV SERIES PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Alvin & Chipmunks
(NBC), Mr.T (NBC), Droids (ABC), Punky Brewster
(NBC), Chuck Norris Karate Commandos (synd), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (CBS), My Pet Monster
(NBC), The Care Bears (synd), Ultracross (synd),
Silverhawks (synd), Dennis the Menace (synd), Peter Pan
(synd), The Miracle of Jesus (Home Video series), Thundercats
(synd), Buzz Light Year (Disney TV),
(Universal), Thanksgiving Dreams (Nickelodeon), Computer
Warriors (Mattel), The Real Ghostbusters (ABC).
ANIMATED TV SPECIALS PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
(synd), Bitsy Bear (CBS), P.J. Sparkles (Mattel),
Cabbage Patch Kids First Christmas (Ruby Spears), Strawberry
Shortcake Meets the Berrykins (Nelvana), Chipmunk Valentine
(Ruby Spears), Yogi’s Christmas (Hanna Barbera), The Pink
Panther (DePatie-Freleng), Dennis the Menace—May Day for Mother
(DePatie-Freleng), Daffy Duck (Special), Spider-Woman
(Marvel), Where Do Teenagers Come From? (DePatie Freleng),
Mighty Mouse (Special), Flash Gordon (Filmation),
Little Engine (Universal), Thanksgiving Dreams
(Nickelodeon), Computer Warriors (Mattel), Computer Warriors
Costa, Sharkey and George (Label 35), Moi Renart (Canal+),
Clementine (Antenne-2), Blue L’Enfant De La Terre (IDDH Antenne 2).
ANIMATION STUDIO MANAGEMENT
Pioneered US animation production in Korea by founding and managing
Hanho Animation Studios in Korea with 500+ production staff to do U.S.
TV network animated series and theatrical feature films. Guided Hanho to
become the world’s leading television animation studio for over two
decades. Television clients included ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox Kids. Feature
animation clients included Columbia and 20th Century Fox.
2006 Special Grand Prix Award bestowed at SICAF (Seoul International
Cartoon and Animation Festival), awarded by the Korean government for
outstanding contribution to the Korean Animation Industry.
Graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. degree in
Television & Film Production. Attended graduate film courses at USC.