Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Huzzah! Moonbeeps: Fireflies is a Webby Honoree and Silent, a Webby Nominee

We love the Webby Awards on the moon! When nominees are announced, we get to check out the best stuff on the Internet. This year, two of our projects were selected as some of the best from the nearly 13,000 entries received by the Webby Awards:

Moonbot has previously won Webby Award honors for our projects The Numberlys storybook app and Chipotle Mexican Grill’s “The Scarecrow” short film and game.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Silent" Nominated for 5 Daytime Emmy Awards

Dolby Presents: Silent, a Short Film from Dolby Laboratories on Vimeo.

“Silent,” our animated short film with Dolby Laboratories and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) today 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 3-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.”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg at the TCM Classic Film Festival

Join William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg at the TCM Classic Film Festival this week in Hollywood, CA. They’ll introduce one of their favorite animated films, Pinnocchio, on 3/27 at 3PM PST!

Held over four days (March 26-29, 2015) in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.  For more information, visit the fest website:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sketch Tuesday 3.17.2015

We're celebrating the release of our latest app, Moonbeeps: Hide & Seek! It's an adorable new app, made especially for kids ages 6-8 and their parents. The app is now available $2.99 exclusively on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Download it here.

Play Hide & Seek with five new friends in your neighborhood. Choose one pal to be the seeker, close your eyes, count to five and you’re off! Find your brightly colored pals and get ready to boogie down in a dance party!

Here's some sketches from the team of the adorable characters in the game:

Andrew Stovesand, Animator

Logan Scelina, CG Generalist

Limbert Fabian, Creative Director

Brandon Oldenburg, Creative Partner

Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist

Heather Shrewsbury, Developer

Kendra Phillips, CG Genrealist

Kevin Koch, Animation Supervisor

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sketch Tuesday 3.3.2015

Andrew Stovesand, Animator
A painting from the kids at Ascension Classical School