2004 ION AWARDS
WINNERS OF THE FIRST ANNUAL
ION INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION, GAMES & SHORT FILM FESTIVAL:
DPS FILM ROMAN
20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
ANIMATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR AWARD
THE LAST STAND: HEROES AT BELLONA WETLANDS (USA)
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR AWARD
IN THE WAITING LINE (USA)
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR AWARD
YOU ARE MY FAVOURITE CHAIR (UK)
ION INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM
OF THE YEAR AWARD
TV SPOT/TRAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC (USA)
GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD
OCTOBER 28, 2004
DPS Film Roman and the ION International Animation, Games and Short Film Festival came together to celebrate a very special 20th Anniversary. DPS Film Roman, animate the longest running award winning animated television show, THE SIMPSONS as well as KING OF THE HILL.
COO Scott Greenberg of DPS Film Roman accepted the award for Twenty Years of Excellence in Animation, presented to him by Maurice La Marche voice of "Inspector Gadget", "The Critic", "Tripping the Rift", "Pinky & the Brain", and dozens more beloved animated series, including "King of The Hill”.
Also featured was the first-ever Max Fleischer Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Fleischer Studios, and in future years, presented to individuals who have made a monumental impact in the animation world. The award was presented to Stan Handman, former employee and established historian of Max Fleischer. Max Fleisher invented the Rotoscope and was known for creating "Betty Boop" & "Popeye".