“Shizuka the Panda” (originally titled “Stillwater”), animated by Polygon Pictures, one of the largest digital animation studios in Japan, has been nominated for the 80th George Foster Peabody Awards (The Peabody Awards) in the category of Children's & Youth, the highest honor in American broadcasting.
Founded in July 1983, Polygon Pictures is one of the largest digital animation studios in Japan. Its mission is to “send out to the world what no one else is doing with overwhelming quality,” and it is involved in the production of cutting-edge entertainment videos.
Including “Silver Ant PPI Sdn. Bhd.,” their production base in Malaysia, they have over 300 creators. Its representative works include “GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters”, “Knights of Sidonia”, “Ajin: Demi-Human”, “BLAME!”, “Star Wars Resistance”, and “Pingu in the City”.
“Stillwater” is an animation based on the children’s book “Zen Series” by John J. Muth, which is now available on “Apple TV+.”
This nomination follows the 48th Annie Awards this year, and marks the first time that a film produced by Polygon Pictures has been nominated for the Peabody Awards. The winner of the 80th “Peabody Awards” will be announced in June 2021.