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  • Nov.22, 2023

Polygon Pictures’ President Shuzo John Shiota inducted into the Animation Magazine Hall of Fame along with Director Hayao Miyazaki!

Polygon Pictures’ President and CEO Shuzo John Shiota was inducted into the Animation Magazine Hall of Fame at the World Animation Summit held in California, November 1-3, 2023 (Pacific time), along with other leading figures in the animation industry.

The World Animation Summit brings together top animation and VFX studio executives and talented creators for panel discussions, information exchange, and awards honoring the best in the industry.

At this year's 2023 World Animation Summit, our own Shuzo John Shiota was inducted into the Hall of Fame along with Hayao Miyazaki, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the same awards, as well as the co-directors of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

■ Animation Magazine’s Hall of Fame Awards

・Studio Ghibli Founder and The Boy and the Heron Director
Hayao Miyazaki (Lifetime Achievement Award)

・Mediawan Kids & Family (International Studio of the Year)
* A multi-genre studio in from Europe producing and distributing kids and family content worldwide.

・Polygon Pictures President and CEO
Shuzo John Shiota

・Frozen Co-director and Screenwriter
Jennifer Lee

・Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Directors
Joaquim Dos Santos
Kemp Powers
Justin K. Thompson

・Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget Director
Sam Fell

・Animator, Disney Legend
Floyd Norman

・Trolls Band Together Producer
Gina Shay

・Head of Children’s Programming, Creative Development, Apple TV+
Tara Sorensen