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The Wheel of Time: Origins nominated for animation award

Katy Sedai
  • The Origins series will also be the topic of a panel at San Diego Comic Con. 

Katy is a news contributor for Dragonmount. You can follow her as she shares her thoughts on The Wheel of Time TV Show on Instagram and Twitter @KatySedai



The Wheel of Time: Origins Series has been nominated for Best Animated Short Form Series by the Hollywood Critics Association. The second annual HCA TV awards will be shown on broadcast and cable August 13th, and streaming on August 14th. The Hollywood Critics Association is an organization that is known for promoting diversity of film and television and was the first organization to create separate categories for certain streaming and broadcast television awards. 


The Origins series debuted on November 19th with the first episode of Amazon Prime’s The Wheel of Time TV show. There are six episodes, each about three minutes long which explores the lore and history of the Wheel of Time story. The Origin series was originally hard to find in the X-ray content on Amazon Prime video, but the shorts can now be found as bonus features on the main menu or in the explore tab. 


The Episodes are: 

1. The Breaking of the World

2. The Fall of Manetheran

3. The Greatest Warder

4. Saidin, Saidar, Stone 

5. The White Tower 

6. An Ogier's Longing


Written by Rammy Park


Jakub Chilczuk


Dan Difelice


Animation by 
MPC Episodic


Narrated by 
Ida May
Rupert Degas


The Wheel of Time’s social media accounts also recently announced a panel focused the Origin series at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 21st. 


The description for the Comic Con panel hints that fans will see something special:



The Wheel of Time: Origins is the animated digital short companion series to hit, fantasy epic The Wheel of Time on Prime Video. The Wheel of Time: Origins brings fans deeper into the lore of The Wheel of Time and its vast history and subjects. The creative team and a surprise guest behind The Wheel of Time: Origins treat fans to a deep dive conversation into the making of this beloved companion series, along with an exclusive special video presentation that promises to deliver some Comic-Con magic to attendees.



The writer of the Origins series, Rammy Park posted the news to Instagram and said: 



I’ll be there with the rest of the team and we have a couple of surprises up our sleeve 😬 I can not WAIT to share what we’ve been working on!


I can't wait to see what the Wheel of Time team has in store for us. The animation of the series was beautifully done and it was a great way to introduce TV fans to the background and lore of the Wheel of Time. Be sure to check our the Origin series if you haven't seen them yet! Let us know what you think of them in our forums or in the comments below.


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