Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Moonbot Studios and William Joyce are 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 CAA Marketing and Chipotle Creative Department
  • 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.