Studio Mir is an interesting company from South Korea that was founded by Jae-Myung Yoo. The reason they’re strange is they’re not very well known in their own country. Very few of the projects they create actually air in South Korea. That’s because they mostly work on shows internationally, especially in the United States.
There’s a good chance that you’ve seen some of Studio Mir’s work at some point. Since 2012, they’ve tackled major projects in American animation. Their first big accomplishment was being the primary animation studio for The Legend of Korra, the sequel to the historic Avatar: The Last Airbender. Normally, it would be unheard of for a brand new studio to have such a massive project, but Yoo had worked as an animation director on Avatar, making him familiar with the people creating Korra.
From there, their work only grew into a wide variety of projects. They became the main animation studio for season four of Adult Swim’s The Boondocks. Netflix brought them on for the reboot of Voltron: Legendary Defender and their critically acclaimed series Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeasts.
Studio Mir also found a home in the realm of comic book media too as they have created several DC Comics projects. They started with a few episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders before being brought on as the main studio for Young Justice: Phantoms and season three of HBO Max’s Harley Quinn. As for feature-length animated films, Studio Mir helped create DC’s The Death of Superman, Batman: Soul of the Dragon, and Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons.
And that’s some of their bigger projects. They’ve also created content for League of Legends, The Witcher, the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and so much more.
It’s only fitting for Studio Mir to have a place in season two of Visions, because, in a way, it’s coming back to its roots. As I mentioned, Jae-Myung Yoo was an animation director for Avatar: The Last Airbender. Do you know who was a storyboard artist working under Yoo on some of those season one episodes? You might have heard of him. His name is Dave Filoni.
I’m not saying this is the reason why Studio Mir was picked. I can only assume that Yoo and Filoni know each other. But it’s a neat tie-in that strengthens why Studio Mir is a good fit. Avatar and Star Wars animation have a lot of history together. It makes sense for Studio Mir to be here.
I can’t wait to see what Studio Mir brings to the table in season two of Star Wars: Visions. Check out some of their work below.