HBO toons up with 2 Emmys

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has voted two Emmys to HBO for outstanding individual achievement in animation and three more for achievement in special visual effects.

Emmys go to Peter Kotor and Natalia Demidova, production designers, and animators Sergei Glagolev and Demitri Norosyolov, both for HBO’s “Shakespeare: The Animated Tales.”

Special effects honors went to two syndicated programs and ABC’s canceled “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.” For “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”: Robert Ligato, visual effects producer/supervisor; Gary Hutzel, additional supervision; Michael Dallas Gibson, wormhole designer; and Dennis Blakely, morphing designer. For “Young Indiana Jones”: Allison Murphy-Smith, visual effects supervisor; Mark Holmes, computer artist; Yusei Uesugi, Paul Huston, Eric Chauvin, digital matte artists. For “Babylon 5”: Ron Thornton, visual effects designer; Shannon Casey, visual effects coordinator; and Paul Beigle-Bryant, computer imaging supervisor.

The awards will be presented Sept. 18.

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