To celebrate Moonbot’s three Annie Award nominations, here are three concept pieces from our nominated projects!

Night Club Lighting Design from Diggs Nightcrawler


Market Color and Light Key from Chipotle Scarecrow


Face Expressions from The Numberlys

We’re honored to receive three nominations for the 41st annual Annie Awards, hosted by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood. The Annie Awards are the highest honor given for excellence in animation and voted on by society members. Moonbot’s nominations are for projects across several media: a viral video for Chipotle Mexican Grill, an animated short based on an app and a PlayStation Wonderbook game. These include:

  • Best Animated Special Production – Chipotle Scarecrow, a partnership with Chipotle Creative Department and CAA Marketing
  • Best Animated Short Subject – The Numberlys
  • Best Animated Video Game – Diggs Nightcrawler, a partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Exient

In addition to studio honors, William Joyce was nominated along with Michael Knapp and Greg Couch for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production for their work on Blue Sky’s Epic. The film is based on William Joyce’s bestselling book, The Leafmen and the Brave Good Bugs.

“It’s mind-blowing to be nominated for the best achievement in three entirely different categories, with three different projects. It’s like having a shot at medaling in three Olympic sports. And we are in Shreveport, La, with a team of just 50 incredible people going toe-to-toe with the giants!” said William Joyce. Joyce has previously received two Annie Awards for his work on the television series Rolie Polie Olie. Past Annie Award winners include studios large and small such as Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Laika and Psyop.

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