On Friday, Polygon Pictures made an exciting announcement regarding their collaboration with Marvel Studios on a new addition to the Spider-Man franchise.
Titled Spider-Man: Freshman Year, this upcoming project will be an animated series. While the studio shared a logo for the series, no further details were revealed.
Polygon Pictures is widely recognized in Japanese animation circles, particularly for their notable works such as the Ajin television anime series and film trilogy, as well as the Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei film trilogy. They also played a significant role in the animation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2008, which received consecutive wins in the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program category at the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Furthermore, their collaboration with Amazon on Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure garnered three out of five awards at the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in 2017. In 2016, their television anime adaptation of Goro Miyazaki and Polygon Pictures’ Ronja the Robber’s Daughter secured the prestigious Animation category at the International Emmy Kids Awards. The studio has previously brought Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia and Blame! manga to life through 3DCG anime films and series. Additionally, they established a joint venture with the manga creator in March 2018.
Recently, Polygon Pictures has been involved in the production of various projects, including the anime series Pacific Rim: The Black and Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy, as well as the Sidonia no Kishi: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi film and the Kaina of the Great Snow Sea series. They have also announced a partnership with Corus Entertainment in May, focusing on delivering Japanese-originated animated content for children.
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Overall, Polygon Pictures’ collaboration with Marvel Studios on Spider-Man: Freshman Year holds great promise, considering their impressive track record in the animation industry and their dedication to delivering captivating content.