Moonbot Snags 2 Emmy Awards for Silent Short

Moonbot Studios’ Silent animated short for Dolby Laboratories, in collaboration with CAA, has received two Daytime Creative Arts Emmy awards Friday night: Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program.The awards were accepted by the film’s co-directors, Limbert Fabian and Brandon Oldenburg, at the grand gala hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) at the Universal Hilton. A full list of winners can be found at: http://emmyonline.com/day_42nd_creative_arts_winners.

“I am truly in awe of the collective talent and tenacity that thrives within Moonbot Studios. We are thankful for the opportunity to work with our incredible collaborators at Dolby and CAA, “ said Trish Farnsworth-Smith, head of production at Moonbot.

“Silent” is a tbree-minute animated short film featuring Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios’s Academy Award-winning short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Lessmore and his fellow street performer 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, traveling through movie history to find the audience they always wanted. The collaboration celebrates how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create cinema magic.

Meanwhile, the Netflix original series, All Hail King Julien,  from DreamWorks Animation Television, was honored with three Emmy awards, including Outstanding Children’s Animated Program.

DreamWorks Animation Television’s casting director, Ania O’Hare, received the Emmy for Outstanding Casting – Animation, while Danny Jacobs earned his second Emmy award for his role as King Julien, winning Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.

The three Emmys for All Hail King Julien came just a little more than a year after the first series debuted — and in the first full year that DWA TV has been in existence. The awards also came with just five episodes of All Hail King Julien available on Netflix — five more just debuted on April 3, with more coming this summer.

A total of five nominations for All Hail King Julien were joined by a nomination for VeggieTales In the House as Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Animation, Below the Line, Clips, Shorts, Tech, Trailers, TV, VFX, Virtual Production

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