The Numberlys is an epic homage to Fritz Lang's Metropolis, but for kids! Friends 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 live in a world where there is no alphabet - only numbers. One day, they decide they want something different from their orderly, black-and-white world. They set out to create each letter of the alphabet and bring color, creativity and jellybeans to their world.
Running Time: 11:25
Aspect Ratio: 2:3 (It's a tall short film!)
Cleveland International Film Festival - Best Animated Short Film
Toronto International Film Fest Kids - Kids Audience Award - Best Short Film
Milwaukee Film Festival - Kids Choice Special Jury Award
Durango Film Festival - Best School Film
Cinema on the Bayou - Director's Choice Honorable Mention
San Francisco International Film Festival - Family Film Honorable Mention
Images en Vues International Short Film Festival - Kids Favorite Animated Short Film
Curtas Vila do Conde IFF
Destiny City Film Festival
Film Festival Kitzbuhel
Florida Film Festival
Hawaii Shorts Fest
Heart of Gold International Film Festival
Lahore International Children's Festival
LA International Children's Festival
LA Shorts Fest
Seattle International Film Festival
Spark Animation 2014
Square Eyes - New Zealand Children's Film Festival
Traverse City Film Festival
Tumbleweed Film Festival
Vertical Film Festival
William Joyce has achieved world-wide recognition as an author, illustrator and pioneer in the digital and animation industry. In February 2012, he won an Academy Award® for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, an animated short film about the curative powers of story. In the past three years, he has also written over ten hard copy Simon & Schuster children’s books including a picture book based on The Numberlys as well asThe Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Mischievians, A Bean, A Stalk And A Boy Named Jack, The Guardians of Childhood book seriesem>.
In 2009, he co-founded Moonbot Studios a transmedia storytelling company specializing in books, apps, film and video games. The studio’s apps and games have won numerous awards and accolades, including the Webby Award for best entertainment app and inclusion in the iTunes App Store Hall of Fame.
Named by Newsweek magazine as “One of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium”, William has been heavily involved in the world of digital animation from its full-scale inception at Pixar Animation. His projects have been produced by nearly every major film studio including Disney, Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation. His feature films include Epic, Rise of the Guardians, Robots and Meet the Robinsons. His television series include George Shrinks and Rolie Polie Olie for which he won three Emmy Awards.
Brandon Oldenburg is an award-winning illustrator, designer, sculptor and film director. He co-founded Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana and co-directed the studio's Academy Award® winning film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. He has won two Emmy Awards for The Scarecrow a film and game experience for Chipotle Mexican Grill, which he co-directed with Limbert Fabian. Fabian and Oldenburg also collaborated as directors on Silent, a short commissioned by Dolby Laboratories and The Raven, an animated short based on Edgar Allan Poe's poem by the same name.
Prior to launching Moonbot, Oldenburg co-founded Reel FX Creative Studios specializing in design and special effects for clients as Troublemaker Studios, Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, and Blue Sky Studios. While at Reel FX, Oldenburg oversaw a joint venture with William Joyce, collaborating on works for Martha Stewart, Disney and title design for feature films such as Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Additionally, Oldenburg and renowned designer Brad Oldham collaborated on a giant, nationally acclaimed sculptural series for a $1.4 million commission called “The Traveling Man”. His illustrations have graced the covers for prestigious authors' books such as Elmore Leonard and Michael Chabon. In 2010, Oldenburg was honored with the Distinguished Alumni of the Year from Ringling College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in Illustration in 1995 and sits on the Board of Trustees.
Moonbot is a secret, zero-gravity colony inhabited by interstellar beings in Shreveport, La.
Our team of 50 creates whimsical worlds and heartfelt characters across platforms including books, films, games and other entertainment transmedia. We put art and craftsmanship at the heart of everything we do.
Our cofounders, award-winning artists and filmmakers Lampton Enochs, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg have worked with nearly every major motion picture studio. Our work has been honored by the Oscars, Cannes Lions, Emmy Awards and Clio Awards.