Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 7.22.2014

A drawing from 1978, Sulivan Parker, Senior Production Manager

A drawing from 1987, Sulivan Parker, Senior Production Manager

Rhino Coffee, Kate McFadden, CG Generalist
William Joyce

William Joyce

Reaper, Limbert Fabian, Creative Director

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 7.15.2014

Pussy Cat Lady, Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist

Great Raft Crew, Adam Volker, Creative Director - Moonbot Interactive

Planet of the Apes, Calvin O'Neal, Film Editor

Calvin O'Neal, Film Editor
Timmy's Picture Day, Wendell Riley, Production Manager

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 7.8.2014

Jaws:World Cup 2014, James Bourne, Storyboard Artist
Soccer, Andrew Stovesand, Animator

Dirt Bike Ink Slinging, Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist

Sketchy Critterdoodle, Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 7.1.2014

Princemuss Zell-duh, Kendra Phillips, CG Generalist
Sulivan Parker, Senior Production Manager
Peach the Cat, Kendra Phillips, CG Generealist
Soccer Gestures, Gordon Pinkerton, CG Generalist

Sullivan Parker, Senior Production Manager

Sullivan Parker, Senior Production Manager

Critter Scribbles, Kendra Phillips, CG Generalist

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 6.24.2014

Cones R Small, Bill Joyce, Partner

Morning Stroll, Christina Ellis, Artist
Vehicular Mashing, Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist

Critter Doodle Roundup, Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist
Joystick, Brandon Oldenburg, Partner

Saturday, June 21, 2014

“The Scarecrow” Awarded Two Daytime Emmy® Awards

Moonbot Studios' work for Chipotle Mexican Grill, in collaboration with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), received two Daytime Emmy® awards. “The Scarecrow” animated short film and game were awarded Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program and Outstanding New Approaches – Original Daytime Program or Series, recognizing excellence in interactive media productions.

This year, “The Scarecrow” was the only program released on YouTube to win awards at the 41st annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. These awards recognize technical and artistic achievements in all fields of daytime television production. The awards were accepted by film and game co-directors, Limbert Fabian and Brandon Oldenburg. A full list of winners can be found at: http://emmyonline.com/day_41st_creative_arts_winners

“The Scarecrow” animated short has garnered over 12 million views on YouTube and the project recently was honored with six Webby and People’s Choice Awards. In addition, The film and game received two Grand Prix awards and four Gold Lions at the Cannes Lions awards.

Both the film and game are designed to help educate people about the world of industrial food production that supplies much of what they eat. The film is set in a dystopian fantasy world where all food production is controlled by fictional industrial giant Crow Foods. The Crow Foods factory is staffed by scarecrows who have been displaced from their traditional jobs on the farm and are now relegated to working for the crows by helping them maintain their unsustainable processed food system. The short film is set to a remake of the song “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 film classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” performed by Grammy Award® winning artist, Fiona Apple.

To celebrate, here’s a look behind the scenes, showing how the team designed the film’s companion game:

Friday, June 20, 2014

World Cup Fever on the Moon

World Cup fever has hit the moon! The bots took to the field in their own soccer tournament this week. Here's their predictions for the World Cup:

  • Nick Maw-Naing: Brazil will not win.
  • Heather Shrewsbury: I'd like to see Germany or the Netherlands in the finals.
  • Sulivan Parker: My heart says Team Ooosa, but my head suggests Argentina. But I may as well be picking based on uni colors, for all the attention I've paid to international soccer over the last decade.
  • Andrew Stovesand: I say Germany will take it! US gets upset final round.
  • Wendell Riley: Well of course Brazil is the favorite to win, but people forget how crushing the weight of those expectations can be, especially at home. I love Brazil, but I am worried about the maturity of the Dutch team as well as dark horses like Columbia and Belgium.