Aeon Flux creator Peter Chung steps even farther out of the proverbial animation box with this edgy new series about escaped convict Riddick (voiced by action star Vin Diesel). The story picks up where the series left off in the movie Pitch Black: Riddick has been abducted and is being kept aboard a spaceship by money-hungry bounty hunters, who must deal with his overwhelming wrath. He’s determined to be free again, even if he has to kill.
Peter Kunshik Chung (born April 19, 1961 in Seoul, South Korea, as 정근식 (Chung Geun-sik, or alternative spelling Jeong Geun-Sik is a Korean American animator. He is best known for his unique style of animation, as the creator and director of Æon Flux, which ran as shorts on MTV’s Liquid Television before launching as its own half-hour television series.
Early life and career
Peter Chung was born on April 19, 1961. He lived in Glen Rock, New Jersey. Chung studied animation at CalArts from 1979–81, one year at the Character Animation program, and another year in the program in Experimental Animation.
Chung started his animation career at a small animation studio in Maryland at age 18 working for Animator and Illustrator Dominic LoPiccolo. Later, James Gallagher from CalArts would be a significant mentor. From there at age 15 he was doing character design for Hanna-Barbera. It was around this time he also started working on the layout and animation on Ralph Bakshi’s… read more