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)
Me and My Moulton
National Film Board of Canada
Moonbot Studios/Creative Artists Agency
The Dam Keeper
Tonko House LLC