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  • Jan.23, 2023

“The Very Pulse of the Machine” from Love, Death + Robots Volume 3, with animation by Polygon Pictures, nominated in two categories at 50th Annual Annie Awards!

Polygon Pictures (“PPI,” President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce that Love, Death + Robots Volume 3’s “The Very Pulse of the Machine,” with animation produced by our studio, has been nominated for two Annie Awards, considered the Oscars of the animation world.

50th Annie Awards: Nominated Categories
・Best Music - TV/Media
・Best Storyboarding - TV/Media

"Love, Death + Robots" is an animated anthology series for adults distributed by Netflix. Volume 3, which began streaming in May 2022, contains nine shorts, including "The Very Pulse of the Machine," which was animated by Polygon Pictures.
At this year's Annie Awards, "Love, Death + Robots" Volume 3 received two nominations for "The Very Pulse of the Machine," while "Bad Traveling" was nominated in the FX and Screenplay categories and "Jibaro" in the Character Design category. In total, films from "Love, Death & Robots" Volume 3 have been nominated in five categories.

Polygon Pictures’ animated works were also nominated at the 40th (two wins), 41st, 45th, 48th, and 49th Annie Awards, making this the 7th total nomination in our company’s history.

This year's winners will be announced at the 50th Annual Annie Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 25, 2023 (Pacific Standard Time).

We will continue to strive for the global expansion of Japan's proud animation business with our mission "To do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy."
*For details, please see [Annie Award wins/nominations for titles with animation by Polygon Pictures].

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

■Love, Death + Robot Volume 3 “The Very Pulse of the Machine”
・50th Annie Awards (2023) Best Music - TV/Media, Best Storyboarding - TV/Media
・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 “Love, Death + Robots” Volume 3 - “The Very Pulse of the Machine”

"Love, Death + Robots" is an animated anthology series for adults distributed by Netflix, executive produced by Tim Miller and David Fincher and produced by Blur Studios. The "The Very Pulse of the Machine" segment in Season 3 of "Love, Death & Robots" is based on the Hugo Award-winning short story "The Very Pulse of the Machine" (1998) by science fiction author Michael Swanwick. In addition to creating the animation, Polygon Pictures also participated in the art direction and character design.
Love, Death + Robots: Volume 3 | Final Trailer | Netflix: https://youtu.be/1cotItdK_Eg

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