Lunar Update: 03.2012

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Academy Awards®
In case you missed it
The Bots React
Oscar® Night: Hollywood
Oscar® Night: Shreveport
Ticker Tape Parade
Moonbot Day
Lunar Activities
A Night With Bill Plympton
Highland Parade

Moonbot Day

On behalf of the City of Shreveport, Mayor Cedric Glover declared Friday February 24th 2012 "Moonbot Studios Day".

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Directors William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg accepting the Academy Award® for "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore".

The directors expressing extended and unabridged gratitude via ABC's Thank You Cam.

The Bots React

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Oscar® Night: Hollywood

Jack, Bill, Brandon, and Shannon on the Red Carpet. Photo: ©A.M.P.A.S.®

1.Elizabeth and Lampton Enochs 2. Bill and Brandon model their orange-lined Dickies tuxedo jackets. Photo: ©A.M.P.A.S.®

Photo: ©A.M.P.A.S.®

Hanging out with the cast of Bridesmaids post-victory. Photo: ©A.M.P.A.S.®

1.Trish Farnsworth-Smith with husband Tommy 2. Alissa Kantrow & Lampton Enochs 3. Ted Kantrow & Shannon Oldenburg

Be sure to check out this special Commemorative Section of the Shreveport Times for all the details about Moonbot Studios' journey to the Oscars.

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Oscar® Night: Shreveport

1.John and Nicole Durbin 2. Calvin O'Neal Jr. with his sister Nikki 3. Meg Dean and Bohdon Sayre

In Shreveport, Marilynn's Place Chef Robert Baucum rolled out the red carpet for a special Moonbot Oscars viewing party. Crab claws, prime rib, and an open bar work wonders to soothe frazzled anticipatory nerves!

1. Anastasia Sassen and Danielle Griffith 2. Adam Volker, Kim Kuchenbacker, and The Numberlys

Adam Volker and Stephen Vekovius

Robert Baucum, John Durbin, Chris Armand and Noah Scruggs

1. Taylor and Beavan Blocker 2. Bethany Lo and Gordon Pinkerton

The Morris team, post-victory.

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Ticker Tape Parade

Bottom center photo: © Mollie Corbett Photography.

Monday March 5th marked the second time in history that a Ticker Tape Parade was held in downtown Shreveport. The three block long procession down Texas Street included William Joyce's alma mater C.E. Byrd high school's marching band, convertibles carrying Bill and son Jack, Brandon, Lampton, and Trish, and the Moonbot float filled with Bots tossing Moonbot Moonpies and streamers into the crowd.

The event was sponsored by the City of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, SPAR, SRAC , DDA, Robinson Film Center, Shreveport-Bossier Film Office, Biomedical Research Foundation of NWLA, Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourism Bureau, Blade Studios, CRM Studios, Williams Creative Group, C.E. Byrd Marching Band, and Centenary College. For video coverage of the day's festivities, see KSLA News.

John Hunter holds the Oscar as Christine Cox-Hayes and Jim Hayes look on. Photo: © Mollie Corbett Photography.

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Photo: © Mollie Corbett Photography.

 

Photo: © The Shreveport Times.

Photo: © Mollie Corbett Photography.

Lunar Activities

Photo: © Stan Carpenter.

Bill Plympton

In non-Oscars news, we enjoyed Bill Plympton's visit which included a private screening of both the original version and his restoration of Winsor McCay's "The Flying House". He also hosted a very nearly sold out show at the Robinson Film Center where he presented several of his animated shorts, sketched live, discussed the independent animator lifestyle and hand-drew his famous dog for each member of the crowd.

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Highland Parade

The Krewe of Highland Parade rolled on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in February. Riders on the Moonbot float donned Dickies coveralls and tossed beads into the crowd.

Marilynn's Place after-party.

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