Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 12.9.2014

The John Cannon Pullback In 4 Steps, Jose Donaldson
William Joyce, Creative Partner

Brandon Oldenburg, Creative Partner

Limbert Fabian, Creative Director

Limbert Fabian, Creative Director

Monday, December 1, 2014

Annie Award Nominations for Silent and The Raven

We are incredibly honored to receive Annie Award nominations for two of our short films produced in the last year: Silent and The Raven.

"Silent" is an animated short film created in partnership with Dolby Laboratories and Creative Artists Agency. It celebrates how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create cinema magic. The story follows two street performers – Mr. Morris Lessmore and "the Kid" – who 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 to find the audience they always wanted. Sound design was created by Oscar® nominated Steve Boeddeker and the film was directed by Moonbot's own Limbert Fabian and Brandon Oldenburg. "Silent" debuted at the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards on February 15, 2014.

"The Raven" was created in collaboration with Amplify Learning for their seventh grade curriculum, which will be used on tablets in classrooms across America. The animated short film features narration from Tony Award®-winning Jefferson Mays and was directed by Limbert Fabian and Brandon Oldenburg. To accompany the 11 minute short film, Moonbot also created an educational app based on other Edgar Allan Poe works and another animated short based on Poe’s short story, "The Cask of Amontillado."

Below is a list of the incredible films nominated for the Annie Award for Best Animated Short Film:


62 George Street


Glen Keane Productions


Walt Disney Animation Studios

Inside Homer - The Simpsons Couch Gag (Episode #549)
Acme Filmworks

Me and My Moulton

National Film Board of Canada

Moonbot Studios/Creative Artists Agency

The Dam Keeper

Tonko House LLC

The Raven 

Moonbot Studios

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving App Sale – Moonbeeps: Fireflies, Morris Lessmore, Numberlys

This Thanksgiving, we want to say thank you for supporting the bots! For a limited time, we've discounted a few of our apps including Moonbeeps: Fireflies, Morris Lessmore and Numberlys. We hope your holiday is out of this world!

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