Studio Ponoc

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Studio Ponoc (株式会社スタジオポノック, Kabushiki-gaisha Sutajio Ponokku) is a Japanese animation studio based in Musashino, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded by Yoshiaki Nishimura in April 15, 2015 with several animators formerly with Studio Ghibli. Its first feature film, Mary and the Witch's Flower, was released in 2017.

Logo (July 8, 2017- )

Visuals: Depends on the film, but each movie contains a different variant, but all feature the text "STUDIO PONOC", with the first O in PONOC having a red arrow pointing to the top like a clock.

Variants: Each film uses a different variant:

  • Mary and the Witch's Flower: The Studio Ponoc logo appears below on a white background that is styled like paper. Above this, there is a drawing of Mary Smith, the main character from the film.
  • Modest Heroes: Just the Studio Ponoc logo on the same paper-styled background
  • The Imaginary: Similar to the first variant, but this time, the background is more white and the drawing now depicts Rudger, the main character of his film.

Variants:

  • On the original Japanese prints of Mary and the Witch's Flower, text appears below the logo reading "スタジオポノック第一回長編作品" (Studio Ponoc's First Feature Film).

Technique: The fade in and out. [possible misuse]

Audio: None or opening theme to the movie.

Availability: It debuted on Mary and the Witch's Flower, and has made an appearance on Modest Heroes, and on the Olympic short film Tomorrow's Leaves as an in-credit logo. It will appear on The Imaginary as well.

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