- Press Release
- Dec.20, 2012
Tron: Uprising and Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Snag 4 Nominations Each at the Annie Awards!
CG Animation by Polygon Pictures
Polygon Pictures (“PPI,” President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce that the television series Tron: Uprising and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, both with CG animation produced by our studio, received four nominations each at the 40th Annie Awards.
Best Animated Special Production (“Beck’s Beginning”)
Character Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production (Robert Valley, “The Renegade, Part I”)
Production Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production (Alberto Mielgo, “The Stranger”)
Storyboarding in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production (Robert Valley, Calvin Lee, “The Reward”)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Animated Effects in an Animated Production (Joel Aron)
Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production (Keith Kellogg, “Revenge”)
Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production (Sam Witwer as Darth Maul, “Revenge”)
Editorial in an Animated Television Production (Jason Tucker, “Revival”)
The awards ceremony for the 40th Annie Awards will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013, in 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 launch Japan's renowned animation business on a global scale.
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.
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 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 digital content creation services.
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 (Daytime Emmy Award winner), Tron: Uprising, 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