- Press Release
- Dec.04, 2013
The 41st Annie Awards Nominations Have Been Announced!
Tron: Uprising, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Transformers Prime
Receive Nominations in a total of 4 Categories, including Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production!
Polygon Pictures ("PPI," President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce that the television series, Tron: Uprising, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Transformers Prime have received nominations at the 41st Annie Awards in 4 categories.
Tron: Uprising, which won 2 awards at the 40th Annie Awards in the categories of Character Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production and Production Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production has been nominated again this year in the category of Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production. The awards ceremony for the 41st Annie Awards will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Our company will work to continue aggressively implementing digital animation, including technical development, as we seek to expand the Japanese animation business around the world.
Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production (Keith Kellogg, “Revenge”)
Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
About Tron: Uprising
Tron: Uprising is an animated TV series set in between the events of the two Tron films. The show is broadcast in the United States on the Disney XD channel. Slick visuals and a star-studded voice cast, including Elijah Wood as the protagonist Beck, have made this one of the year's most talked-about new series. The show was picked up for broadcast in Japan and began airing on February 15, 2013, under the title Tron: Rising.
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.
About Transformers Prime
The Autobots, lead by their commander Optimus Prime, battle to protect humanity and the earth in fully CG robot battles. This blockbuster series ran for 3 seasons.
About the Annie Awards
Presented by the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA), the Annie Award honors achievements in animation. Prizes are determined by a vote of ASIFA-Hollywood members.
Official site: http://annieawards.org
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 creative, entertaining visual content services. This year we celebrated 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 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 (40th annual Daytime Emmy Award winner), PPI creates digital animation for films, video games and exhibitions. In 2013 we established a joint company, "Silver Ant PPI Sdn. Bhd."To increase our production ability we are also upgrading and expanding our licensing business.
By fusing our unrivaled production know-how and technical development capacity, 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