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Polygon Pictures Joins With Silver Ant For Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters

Posted on 11-13-2012 at 10:24 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Prime
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Polygon Pictures, who delivers you the outstanding animation of Day Time Emmy Award winning series; Transformers: Prime is joining hands with Malaysian based animation studio Silver Ant to bring you the third season, titled Beast Hunters.

Polygon Pictures has provided computer-generated graphics for feature films and videogames, with the "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" animated series being one of its representative works. It also operates a licensing business for its original works.

Silver Ant is one of leading animation studios in Malaysia. Its original 3-D animated feature "SeeFooD" was theatrically released in more than 90 countries and regions.

The joint company, Silver Ant PPI, will work with local universities, develop creative capabilities through staff members from Polygon Pictures and establish a coordinated production management system to serve as a speedy, high-quality content production base in the country, the Japanese company said.
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Sprocket
So they're expanding their studio to other countries to deal with increased demand?

I'm honestly surprised it took this long: even My Little Pony moved some of its production to...Singapore? by season two.
General Tekno
Given Beast Hunters is a shorter season, I'm guessing this means one of two things:

1. The workload is increased THAT much on BH (new assets/characters/etc)
2. Polygon's been getting more work as a result of their work on Prime, and needs to expand.
SilverOptimus
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Originally Posted by ken8kuhletz08 View Post
So, Silver Ant Animation Studios will be teaming up with Polygon Pictures for S3. The Malaysian company has this kind of animation in their ranks:

SeeFood 2012 Trailer - YouTube

I think it could work for TFP's Beast Hunter season.
Warning: The opening of this video might scare the pants off of you.
ken8kuhletz08
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Originally Posted by NIBMRatchet View Post
Warning: The opening of this video might scare the pants off of you.
Made me jump, too.
O.Supreme
I just think its kind of Amazing. With traditional Cell animation and a trained eye, you call tell the subtle differences in design when different animation houses produce different episodes of the same series. however with a CG series, it will be interesting t see how apparaent (if at all) the differences are. All we have seen is the teaser from NYCC. I'm curious now to know, was that Polygon or Silver Ant Animation?? I would like to see a sample of something from TF: Prime animated by SilverAnt to see if it is up to par with Polygon.
Grimwing
Well that's cool. If nothing else it's probably to get the new models done on time.
Atomatron
so ... may? if this partnership just announced bulk of work not done/begun yet or what?

w/e how long it takes is how long it takes

all i ask is for is a season 4 at least 16 long.

that is all.
grumpoldman
Malaysia Boleh!

Let's just hope it really works out.
toddstarz
w00t malaysian here
Moroni Prime
In B4 "IMMA CHAAAARGIN' MALAYSIA!!!!!!!!"

Really though, It was my understanding that TF S3 was due to air in February, and here were only 3 months out. Am I to understand that S3 hasn't been started on yet, or are they merely helping to finish what's already been started? I just hope it's ready in time, and that we don't have a massive delay.
Aernaroth
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Originally Posted by Sprocket View Post
So they're expanding their studio to other countries to deal with increased demand?

I'm honestly surprised it took this long: even My Little Pony moved some of its production to...Singapore? by season two.
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
Given Beast Hunters is a shorter season, I'm guessing this means one of two things:

1. The workload is increased THAT much on BH (new assets/characters/etc)
2. Polygon's been getting more work as a result of their work on Prime, and needs to expand.
Other possibility: This studio, being in Malaysia, is willing to do the job for much cheaper (and hopefully at comparable quality).
updatedude
Oh wow... I have a friend who worked in animation. I think he actually worked for these guys. I'll have to confirm if this is the same company...
Transformed
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Originally Posted by ken8kuhletz08 View Post
ANIME NEWS: Polygon Pictures plans joint company in Malaysia for 'Transformers Prime' series - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

So, Silver Ant Animation Studios will be teaming up with Polygon Pictures for S3. The Malaysian company has this kind of animation in their ranks:

SeeFood 2012 Trailer - YouTube

I think it could work for TFP's Beast Hunter season.
If they can help Polygon Pictures keep up with demand and keep the quality up, awesome news!

I must say, however, that after watching that video someone really liked Finding Nemo and borrowed A LOT from it. Wow!
HeroicC300
With luck, this means that we're getting more characters.

As well as new environments, since they have to finish modelling New Kaon.
AngryChad
Hopefully this isn't a case of Polygon handing off designs and models to a lesser animation company to save costs.
UTF
ASTRO OLYMPICS - YouTube

I'M OKAY WITH THIS
Sockie
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Originally Posted by captain N View Post
Did i not see news about 2 or 3 months back saying Season 3 has all ready been made.
Is this news for a 4th season?
No, only that they had finished recording it. There has been nothing about all of the animation being done.
Cha Chi
I was under the impression that they were quite far into the production of Beast hunters... or is that not the animation production. Curious what stage they are at with the completed episodes?...

All impressive stuff non the less.
TylerMirage
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
Given Beast Hunters is a shorter season, I'm guessing this means one of two things:

1. The workload is increased THAT much on BH (new assets/characters/etc)
2. Polygon's been getting more work as a result of their work on Prime, and needs to expand.
Obviously as a fan of TFP I'd prefer the first one to be true, but hey, both options are good news.
TFW10
Outsource, hhmm saving money, or cutting costs, or just can't keep up with demand?

The images looks like Disney's Nemo and somehow the pictures, to me, aren't "very crisp, sharp, and clear".

I guess I'm used to seeing darker colors with contrast colors that could be it.

Because the pictures kinda "flow into each other" it could be the underwater scene, possibly".
citoria
I other news about cost cutting measures...

TFPrime was announced today to move away from 3d animation and go towards a stylish new flash based animation style.
Sprocket
Like I said, it makes sense: it's not like Transformers: Prime is their only production. On top of helping with Clone Wars, they're also the studio animated Tron: Uprising. Plus you've got games, films, other TV shows...they're getting bigger with each passing day. Expanding to other countries is a natural progression. I'm just surprised it took this long.
Primus00
Will Japan get season 3? I'm sure it doesn't want to end its run w/ a cliffhanger.
Dinodigger97
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Originally Posted by ken8kuhletz08 View Post
ANIME NEWS: Polygon Pictures plans joint company in Malaysia for 'Transformers Prime' series - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

So, Silver Ant Animation Studios will be teaming up with Polygon Pictures for S3. The Malaysian company has this kind of animation in their ranks:

SeeFood 2012 Trailer - YouTube

I think it could work for TFP's Beast Hunter season.
1)Good to see TFP is getting more help 'n' stuff.

2)Back to the Sea looks better. Back to the Sea Trailer - YouTube Shit has Tim Curry.
brr-icy
back to the sea is cell animation, of course it looks better
O.Supreme
It may be a mix of reasons, but we know Polygon has to have something already since they showed a teaser at NYCC. If this addition prevents a delay in coming to broadcast without diminishing quality, I'm all for it.
Dinodigger97
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Originally Posted by brr-icy View Post
back to the sea is cell animation, of course it looks better
Sir, I was kiddin'.
Stygian360
As long as this news doesn't harken a precipitous drop in animation or program quality... I'm fine with it.
JS1026
It's good to know some of my country's local talents having the opportunity to work on a project with worldwide recognition. Hopefully they can keep the quality on par with Polygon or even better.
RedAlert Rescue
I thought Disney said there's no more Tron Uprising to show. - If there is a second season that would be nice - but the big gaps in eps made the show drag a bit for me.
kaijuguy19
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Originally Posted by citoria View Post
I other news about cost cutting measures...

TFPrime was announced today to move away from 3d animation and go towards a stylish new flash based animation style.
Is this really true? If so where did you hear this from?

Back on topic this is cool news. Having another studio work with Polygon Pictures can possibly help it's budget to increase a lot.
PcPrime23
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Originally Posted by citoria View Post
I other news about cost cutting measures...

TFPrime was announced today to move away from 3d animation and go towards a stylish new flash based animation style.
That's obviously not true because season 3 is in the same 3D animation.
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by UTF View Post
ASTRO OLYMPICS - YouTube

I'M OKAY WITH THIS
PEOPLE WATCH THIS!

yeah i am totally okay with them working on prime
Aernaroth
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Originally Posted by Primus00 View Post
Will Japan get season 3? I'm sure it doesn't want to end its run w/ a cliffhanger.
Sooner or later, everything makes it to Japan. WHEN is the real question. Could be years.
Autovolt 127
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Originally Posted by Primus00 View Post
Will Japan get season 3? I'm sure it doesn't want to end its run w/ a cliffhanger.
I'm sure it will. Chances are they're dubbing it right now and it'll be like April or so for when Season 2 finishes and Season 3 will air in Februrary (I'm sure of it).

I don't think it'll stop till Beast Hunters ends.
Moonlight1102
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Originally Posted by kaijuguy19 View Post
Is this really true? If so where did you hear this from?

Back on topic this is cool news. Having another studio work with Polygon Pictures can possibly help it's budget to increase a lot.
I'm sure he was joking.

Booyakasha! Star Wars: TCW graphics in TF: Prime! Awesomepossum!
[Wing_Saber-X]
Awesome news! Proud to be Malaysian!!!
ken8kuhletz08
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
Awesome news! Proud to be Malaysian!!!
Always knew you guys had the potential; you and some other Singaporean freelance animators such as osro1113
TCJJ
As long as this doesn't end up like G1 (particularly G1 Season 3), then it'll be okay.
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by ken8kuhletz08 View Post
Always knew you guys had the potential; you and some other Singaporean freelance animators such as osro1113
Thanks for the shout out, man!
I shouldnt get any credit.. this should undoubtedly go to my fellow talented and selfless Malaysians!
Oh, sorry to go off topic, but you gotta check out the animated/ CG awesomeness that is War of the Worlds: Goliath is done mainly by a Malaysian Animation/ art house studio in collaboration with its equally rad US counterparts. It's an epic show! I highly recommend it! :
mortari
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Originally Posted by UTF View Post
ASTRO OLYMPICS - YouTube

I'M OKAY WITH THIS
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PEOPLE WATCH THIS!

yeah i am totally okay with them working on prime
Agreed, that looks plush. I particularly like the gymnast lady robot; that style of movement would really suit Arcee.
Flashdisk
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
Thanks for the shout out, man!
I shouldnt get any credit.. this should undoubtedly go to my fellow talented and selfless Malaysians!
Oh, sorry to go off topic, but you gotta check out the animated/ CG awesomeness that is War of the Worlds: Goliath is done mainly by a Malaysian Animation/ art house studio in collaboration with its equally rad US counterparts. It's an epic show! I highly recommend it! :
Looks impressive. War of the Worlds: Goliath Trailer - YouTube

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