News Release

  • Press Release
  • Dec.23, 2021

Stillwater, with animation by Polygon Pictures, nominated for second year in a row at the Annie Awards!

Polygon Pictures (“PPI,” President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce that Stillwater, a series with animation produced by our studio, has been nominated for an Annie Award, one of the highest honors in the animation industry, for the second year in a row.

49th Annie Awards: Nominated Categories

・Best TV/Media - Preschool

Stillwater was also nominated in the same category at last year’s 48th Annie Awards, making two consecutive nominations for this title. Stillwater is the sixth title with animation by Polygon Pictures to be nominated for an Annie Award, with previous nominations in 2013 (including two wins), 2014, 2018, and 2020*.

The 49th Annie Awards ceremony is planned to be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 (Pacific Standard Time), at Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles.

In keeping with our stated mission to “do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy,” PPI will continue striving to promote Japan's renowned animation business around the world.

* For more information, please see the following chart of Annie Award wins/nominations by Polygon Pictures titles.

Annie Award wins/nominations for titles with animation by Polygon Pictures

・ 49th Annie Awards (2022): Nomination : Best TV/Media - Preschool
・ 48th Annie Awards (2021): Nomination: Best TV/Media - Preschool

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege
・ 48th Annie Awards (2021): Nominations: Best FX for TV/Media

Lost in Oz
・ 45th Annie Awards (2018): Nominations:
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

Tron: Uprising
・ 41st Annie Awards (2014): Nominations:
Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production
・ 40th Annie Awards (2013): Wins:
Outstanding Achievement, Production Design
Outstanding Achievement, Character Design
Nominations: Best Animated Special Production
Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding

Transformers: Prime
・ 40th Annie Awards (2013):Nominations:
Outstanding Achievement, Production Design

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
・ 41st Annie Awards (2014):Nominations:
Outstanding Achievement, Editorial
Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation
・ 40th Annie Awards (2013):Nominations:
Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects
Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation
Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting
Outstanding Achievement, Editorial

About Stillwater

Stillwater, currently streaming on Apple TV+, is an animated series based on the Zen series of children’s books by Jon J Muth.

About the Annie Awards

Known as the “Academy Awards of animation”, the Annies honor the greatest achievements of those working in the animation field. Presented by the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA), winners are determined by a vote of ASIFA-Hollywood members.
Official Site: https://annieawards.org/
Nominations: https://annieawards.org/nominations