News Release

  • Press Release
  • May.17, 2013

Transformers Prime and Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Animated Series with CG by Polygon Pictures
Snag 10 Nominations at the Daytime Emmy Awards!

Polygon Pictures ("PPI," President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce that the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Transformers Prime, both with CG animation produced by our studio, have received a total of ten nominations at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
- Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program: Jim Cummings as Hondo Onaka
David Tennant as Huyang
Sam Witwer as Darth Maul
- Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program
- Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition
- Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Animation

Transformers Prime
- Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation: Jason Park, Background Designer, “Orion Pax -- Part 3”
Arato Kato, Character Animator, “Hard Knocks”
Kirk Van Wormer, Storyboard Artist, “Nemesis Prime”

In addition, we are pleased to announce that three Transformers Prime artists are being recognized in the Outstanding Individual Achievement category, including our own Arato Kato who will accept the award for character animation.

The 40th Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on Friday and Sunday, June 14 and 16, 2013.

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 launch Japan's renowned animation business on a global scale.

About Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The Clone Wars is a long-running animated TV show based on characters from the beloved Star Wars saga. Experience the epic battles and drama of the "Clone Wars" in this groundbreaking CG TV series.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

About Transformers Prime

In 2012, Transformers Prime received the award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. This fully 3D CG animated series, with animation produced entirely by PPI, is the latest installment in the world-renowned Transformers franchise. The show premiered in the U.S. and currently airs in countries across the world.

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About the Daytime Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards are presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Designed to recognize outstanding achievement in television, the award constitutes one of the industry’s highest honors. Emmys are distributed in a variety of categories, including special Daytime Emmy awards for programs that are broadcast outside of the evening primetime hours.

Official site: http://www.emmyonline.tv/mediacenter/daytime_40th_nominations.html

About Polygon Pictures

Polygon Pictures comprises one of the companies under the umbrella of Amana Holdings Inc. (President and Representative Director: Hironobu Shindo, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 2402). Our main business focus is on providing digital content creation services. This year, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of our founding.
Since its founding in July 1983, PPI's mission has been to "do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy." Our production studio brings together over 300 creators from around the world, who devote their days to producing cutting-edge digital content. In addition to long-form, fully CG television series such as Transformers Prime (39th Annual Daytime Emmy Award winner), Tron: Uprising (40th Annual Annie Award winner), and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, PPI creates digital animation for films, video games, exhibitions, websites and smartphones. PPI also manages licensing for our studio's original character properties like the popular penguin duo Rocky & Hopper.
By fusing our unrivaled production know-how with the internationally recognized quality of Japanese animation, PPI aims to become a leading company in the content business.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.ppi.co.jp.

Inquiries regarding this press release:
Nana Mizobe, Producer Department, Polygon Pictures Inc.
Address: 1F Azabu Green Terrace, 3-20-1 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Email: marketing@ppi.co.jp