News Release

  • Press Release
  • Jun.17, 2013

Clone Wars Awarded Top Daytime Emmy Prize
Polygon Pictures’ Work Recognized Two Years Running

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 5 awards at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmys, including Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.

The Emmys, known as the "Academy Awards" of television, are one of the most prestigious honors in the industry. One of the major categories awarded at the Daytime Emmys is the prize for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, which previously was awarded to Transformers Prime. We are thrilled to announce that this year, that coveted honor belongs to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. PPI is proud to have been a part of the team behind such award-winning series for two years running.

Details about the individual awards are listed below.

Awards Received

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program: David Tennant as Huyang

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

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/daytime/

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