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Moonbot Studios is a secret, zero-gravity colony inhabited by interstellar beings in Shreveport, La. Their mission is to create the best books, films, apps, games and entertainment in the galaxy. Award-winning artists and filmmakers William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs co-founded Moonbot Studios in 2009. Since then, the studio has won an Academy Award for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also an iTunes Hall of Fame iPad app and New York Times best-selling hard copy book.

Moonbot’s latest multi-platform story is The Numberlys, released as a Webby Award-winning app, best-selling book and Academy Award shortlisted animated film. In 2013, the studio made a mark in publishing by establishing Moonbot Books, a publishing imprint with Simon & Schuster’s Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

On March 31, Silent, an animated short film collaboration between Moonbot Studios, Dolby Laboratories and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) received five Daytime Emmy nominations, including:

  • Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
  • Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program (Directors, Brandon Oldenburg, Limbert Fabian)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation (Re-Recording Mixer, Jurgen Scharpf)
  • Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation (Sound Editor, Steve Boeddeker)
  • Outstanding Music Direction and Composition (Composer, John Hunter)

Silent is a three-minute animated short film featuring Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios’s Academy Award-winning short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Lessmore and his fellow street performer dream of bringing their Picture and Sound Show to life. When they discover a magical contraption inside an old theatre, they embark on a cinematic adventure of sight and sound, traveling through movie history to find the audience they always wanted. The collaboration celebrates how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create cinema magic.

“It’s an honor for our work to receive recognition from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It’s led to one amazing crescendo of celebration here at Moonbot,” said Limbert Fabian, who co-directed the animated short film with Moonbot partner Brandon Oldenburg. The pair previously received honors at the Emmy Awards for their work on a collaboration with Chipotle Mexican Grill, The Scarecrow.

Watch the incredible short film Silent here. Also, see a full list of nominations here. And for more information about Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, La please visit their website here.

Source: shreveporttimes