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Animated Series ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ Wins Critics’ Choice Award

The 29th Critics’ Choice Awards were held on Sunday, with winners being announced by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Among the victors, the anime series “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” bagged the Best Animated Series – Non-Televised award. The series, a creation of Science SARU and Abel Góngora, had secured a win against its competition, which included “Bluey”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “Harley Quinn”, “Star Trek: Lower Decks”, and “Young Love”.

Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy and the Heron” was considered for the Best Animated Feature award, whereas “Godzilla Minus One” earned a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. However, neither of them came out on top in their respective sections. In the end, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” won the Best Animated Feature award, while the Best Foreign Language Film went to “Anatomy of a Fall”.

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel series “Scott Pilgrim” served as the inspiration for the “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” animation. The anime first aired on Netflix on November 17. As a noteworthy detail, the cast from the 2010 live-action adaptation, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”, returned for the anime version.

The writing and executive production of the anime project were handled by O’Malley, with assistance from Grabinski, known for his recent work on the updated “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” series. Additionally, O’Malley and Grabinski played the roles of showrunners. The animation for the project was managed by the Japanese company, Science SARU, known for “DEVILMAN crybaby”, “The Heike Story”, and “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!”. Science SARU’s CEO Eunyoung Choi produced the project while Abel Góngora, known for “Star Wars: Visions” episode “TO-B1”, directed.

Edgar Wright, who directed and co-wrote the 2010 live-action movie adaptation, was among the executive producers. He worked alongside his production partner Nira Park, the movie’s co-writer Michael Bacall, and Marc Platt Productions’ Marc Platt, Jared Leboff, and Adam Siegel.

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