News Foster's Home Wins Emmy over Afro Samurai: Resurrection
posted on 2009-09-15 00:27 EDT
Destination Imagination, a television movie based on Cartoon Network's recently concluded Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends series, won the "Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more)" category in the 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards over Spike TV and Gonzo's Afro Samurai: Resurrection television film. The awards were presented on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Art director Shigemi Ikeda did receive a Primetime Emmy Award for his work on Afro Samurai: Resurrection. A jury determined the award recipients in the "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation" category without a nomination process. Ikeda's Emmy is the first one ever awarded for work on a Japanese-animated production, and Afro Samurai: Resurrection is the first Japanese-animated project to even receive an Emmy nomination.
Afro Samurai: Resurrection, which is the animated television movie sequel to 2007's Afro Samurai mini-series, premiered on Spike TV on January 25. Both television projects adapt Takashi Okazaki's manga about an afro-haired samurai wandering across a futuristic yet feudal alternate-world Japan.
Source: Anime Almanac
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