interesting piece over the weekend about Moonbot Studios, the Shreveport, LA-based outfit behind the Oscar-nominated animated short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
(You can watch it for free online at Vimeo, and in HD on iTunes.)
The article discusses the team's efforts in other media, like interactive apps and books for the iPad, as well as the origins of its latest short, which itself is sort of a love song to books and literature.
After the success of Lessmore, larger studios are said to be reaching out to director William Joyce and the 35 artists at the company; the paper calls it "a step toward Moonbot's ultimate goal of making a feature-length film."
The Atlantic writes that the "Moonbot is on the verge of national recognition".