Philippines' Animax Award Finalist LaMB Gets Animated
posted on by Egan Loo
Animax Asia, the international animation television channel owned by Sony, has announced that it is animating the LaMB script by Animax Award finalist Carmelo S. J. Juinio. Juinio submitted his 50-page Laminated Woman: To the Sand Planet Cerra script to the 6th Animax Award competition last year, which was the first time that the contest officially accepted international entries. Another entrant, Hayato Takamaga's Takane no Jitensha (Takane's Bike), won the opportunity to be animated by Sony's A-1 Pictures studio for release on the Animax channel in Japan.
Despite not winning the grand prize, Juinio's script impressed the judges enough to win the Pan-Asia Award. Animax is now planning to animate Juinio's script as well, and release it on television, the Internet, and mobile devices. Animax Asia's press release does not indicate where the high-definition project will be animated; in recent years, several Japanese productions have outsourced some animation tasks to the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries.