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Excellence Award

Mini Cartoon~Knyacki~

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Animated TV series [Japan]

Profile

ITO Yuichi

Japan

Born 1962 in Tokyo. Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Department of Design in 1985. Has been active as a freelance artist since 1995, after working in SFX and CG production. Set up his own production company, I.TOON Ltd. in 1998, where he is doing animations, computer graphics and character design for TV commercials and programs, feature films, video games, promotion videos, etc.

( 1997 )

Award Reason

The "hand-made" quality of this animation makes it interesting. The use of clay, solid objects and sand animation techniques scored points with the judges. In addition, the cute characters were cleverly integrated into the backgrounds.

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