In 2012, STW announced a slate of new ambitious projects developed as animation as much as "live action".
The first of these is the crossmedia/transmedia project The 2 Queens, developed as feature films, as well as a drama television series.
To bring this epic historical saga to life, and aim it at a large worldwide audience, STW put together a unique team of top European and Japanese artists including animation master Toshiyuki Inoue (Akira; Blood, the Last Vampire).
The 2 Queens promotional trailer, animated entirely by Mr. Inoue (with contribution from famed animation director Takeshi Honda - Evangelion, Millennium Actress), was presented for the first time at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2013.
Previous productions of STW include the award winning hit series Oban Star-Racers (26 half-hours), which aired successfully
in more than 100 countries worldwide including ABC Family & Toon Disney (US),
NHK BS2 (Japan), France 3 (Fr.), Super RTL (Germany), GMTV (UK), RAI2 (Italy)
and Jetix/Disney XD.
The result of a long development process and two and
a half years of intensive production in Tokyo and Paris,
Oban Star-Racers sets itself apart from other series
by the quality of its 2D/3D animation and its attention
to detail – carefully crafted designs, rich characters
and story – which are similar to those usually
found only in feature films.
Oban also marks a unique artistic collaboration between
Japan and Europe. STW’s artistic team have lived
and worked in Tokyo for more than 2 years, in perfect
osmosis with their Japanese partners.
Outside of its own creations, STW produces for clients concept designs and animated TV commercials,
such as a Milo campaign for Publicis/Nestlé in Asia.
STW also produces short films such as the award-winning Oban
Star-Racers pilot film: Molly, Star-Racer (winner of
a 2001 LEAF AWARD, nominated for Best Editing at the 2002 Imagina
Awards) or the animated short film Squat, selected
at more than 20 major international festivals (Annecy, Anima
Mundi, NYUFR, VIFVF etc.)