Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 11.18.2014

Vivi and Bunny, Adam Volker, Creative Director – Moonbot Interactive

John Cannon is a Feature, Adam Volker and Tyler Schatz

Bear, Andrew Stovesand, Animator

Brandon Oldenburg, Creative Partner

William Joyce

William Joyce

Friday, November 14, 2014

Moonbot at CTNX November 21 - 23!

Our lunar rover lands at the CTN animation eXpo, Nov. 21st! Hosted by the Creative Talent Network, the expo brings together the top professionals from both the traditional and digital worlds of animation. We'll be hanging out at table T091 in Hall A. Come give the bots a high five at these events:

6:00-7:15pm (City Ballroom) Books, Films, Games: How the Talent @Moonbot Collaborates Across Platforms - With Joe Bluhm, Kevin Koch and Brandon Oldenburg
7:15pm - 7:45pm (CTN LIVE Stage) Q+A Directly Following Session

1:00-2:00pm Spotlight Booksigning with DVD’s and limited edition print to sign.
2:30-3:15pm What is a Generalist @Moonbot Studios - With Christina Ellis, Kendra Phillips, Gordon Pinkerton and Heather Shrewsbury
3:30-4:15pm (Vine A/B) Joe Bluhm will demonstrate his character design process
5:00-5:45pm Portfolio Chat with Kevin Koch from Moonbot Studios

11:00am - 11:45am (Parlor 123) Meet Moonbot Studios

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 11.11.2014

The Art Team, Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist

Kendra Phillips, CG Generalist
Limbert Fabian, Creative Director

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Tonight starting at 5PM, ART the DALMATIAN, officially takes his place at Shreveport's Central Artstation, home to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC). ART was designed as a "commemorative housewarming" gift by Brandon Oldenburg and William Joyce, with assistance from the Moonbots. The 19.5' sculpture guards the renovated and re-purposed fire station from his post on Crockett Street, outside of the Engine Room doors of Central Artstation. ART was fabricated by John Grant of Junoworks, a custom metal fabrication studio in Denver, Colorado through a generous gift from the national foundation, Educational Foundation of America.

Constructed in white fiberglass, ART has a surprising night time feature. From season to season and for holidays, ART's dots will be illuminated with luminous lights in various colors.

"By day, you might think that ART is an albino Dalmatian; but, you’ll soon learn that at night he is a brilliantly dotted Dalmatian. Our hope is that everyone will enjoy the fantastic light show before and after events at the new Central ARTSTATION," said Brandon Oldenburg and William Joyce.

Want to support arts programs and services in Northwest Louisiana? Welcome ART into your family’s life by “Buying the Bark!” You can purchase a dot on ART, which can be illuminated just for you! Donors will be able to walk up to a kiosk, type in their name and your dot will light up. Each illuminated dot on ART the Dalmatian can be your way of showing your support for the arts in Northwest Louisiana. Purchase a “spot” or “dot” beginning at $101 and become an ambassador of the arts!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Numberlys Included In The 87th Annual Oscars Animated Shorts Finalists

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards®. Fifty-eight pictures had originally qualified in the category, including our animated short film, The Numberlys. Huzzah! Thank you to everyone who has been supporting the film, app and book!

Here's the full list (in alphabetical order), filled with incredible shorts:
  • "The Bigger Picture," Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer (National Film and Television School)

  • "Coda," Alan Holly, director (And Maps And Plans)

  • "The Dam Keeper," Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, directors (Tonko House)

  • "Duet," Glen Keane, director (Glen Keane Productions & ATAP)

  • "Feast," Patrick Osborne, director, and Kristina Reed, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

  • "Footprints," Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)

  • "Me and My Moulton," Torill Kove, director (Mikrofilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada)

  • "The Numberlys," William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios)

  • "A Single Life," Joris Oprins, director (Job, Joris & Marieke)

  • "Symphony No. 42," RĂ©ka Bucsi, director (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Introducing Kellogg’s® Storybox™ featuring Disney Parks App

Our latest collaboration is an app from Kellogg’s® that adds a little Disney Parks magic to your breakfast table. The Kellogg’s Storybox™ app is free and available on iTunes, Google Play or in the Amazon App store. It brings the fun of Disney Parks attractions to your mobile device (and cereal bowl). Pick up a specially-marked Kellogg’s® cereal box and scan it with the app’s camera to unlock an interactive storybook filled with fun games and activities. There are three different volumes you can unlock, and each one is based on Disney Parks fun.

There are games inspired by Expedition Everest®, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and we love the balloon-busting game inspired by Toy Story Midway Mania®!

Marketing Director Sara's high score is 105. We're certain you can beat it.
    No Storybook would be complete without a fun surprise! Check out the photo-ops inspired by the Mad Tea Party, Dumbo the Flying Elephant® and Pirates of the Caribbean®.

    We've taken to calling developer Heather by her new name: Cap'n Stinky.

      Of course, we also love designing our own Disney Parks fireworks spectacular – when else do you get an unlimited supply of rockets?!
      Try pressing and holding all of the rocket launchers and then releasing them at the same time!