3rd Digital Art (Non Interactive Art) Division Excellence Award
CG moving image / Animated feature film
PIKACHU PROJECT 99
Director: YUYAMA Kunihiko [Japan]
Reason for Award
An animated movie based on a video game that has outlasted many others in popularity, and featuring a case of highly likable characters, this work inherits the strong story lines and other strengths of Japanese animation. It is not that long since the previous movie in this series (“Pokemon:TheFirst Movie”) opened on more than 3,000 screens in the United States, an unprecedented commercial success story.