I am wondering what confluence of factors led to the development of Korea (and Japan and Taiwan?) as the animation powerhouse that it is? Besides cheap labor and that some industries tend to aglomerate in certain localities, what drove this? Is there a reason why some other places (like Brazil) have not developed this industry? Or are they? Just wondering how Korea got it and if it will lose this sometime in the future.
(Also wondering how big the industry is there and elsewhere; maybe it’s not as big as I imagine, just a strong hold on many major, visible contracts.)