Alvin Hung is the founder of Hearst Pictures, Plotagon AB, Plotagon Germany GmbH, GoAnimate, Inc. and GoAnimate and the CEO of said website. He currently lives in Hong Kong. He currently lives in Hong Kong. He has garnered controversy due to phasing out the GoPlus subscription, Social Media Features, expiring Free Plans for basic users, expiring GoPlus subscriptions for users, and phasing out non-business themes. He is currently migrating the website from Flash to HTML5 later in 2016.
Once enrolling in Columbia University, Alvin Hung took double-majors in economics and computer programming. Afterwards, he went to work for Oracle Inc. As years passed, Hung (intending to launch a program to produce animated videos; especially for his wife) founded Hearst Pictures in 1990, Plotagon Germany GmbH in 2013, Plotagon AB in 2010, GoAnimate, Inc. and GoAnimate (stylized as Go!Animate prior to 2013) in 2007. The site since then, has garnered warm reception and some criticism.