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So I feel the same about people deriding those who are mourning Bowie. I don’t care if you don’t care. More fool you. For some, a hole has been ripped in the universe and we are lost, and we will be for a good while yet. We are afraid. For he was so damn smart and yet formed in the laboratory of creative social mobility, which we fear is also gone now. If we cannot reconstruct it, we just don’t know where the new visionaries will be grown.

That’s the social part, but the personal part is well … not just his life. We have his life to replay over and over. But his death, the turning of his ending into something full of awe and humanity, is breathtaking. Most people in the last days of cancer cannot get dressed, let alone produce sounds and vision that sear our souls. You see, we are troubled by what we now feel he was telling us and what we chose not to know. We are troubled by the fact that, in talking of his death, we are talking of our own. He once said: “I think ageing is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person that you always should have been.” Yes.

“Ain’t that just like me,” he sings. The last line of Lazarus. How many of us ever know what we are like or how to die?


“Silent,” our animated short film with Dolby Laboratories and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) today received five Daytime Emmy nominations, including:

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program (Directors, Brandon Oldenburg, Limbert Fabian)
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation (Re-Recording Mixer, Jurgen Scharpf)
Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation (Sound Editor, Steve Boeddeker)
Outstanding Music Direction and Composition (Composer, John Hunter)

“Silent” is a 3-minute animated short film featuring Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios’s Academy Award®-winning short film “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.

“It’s an honor for our work to receive recognition from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It’s lead into one amazing crescendo of celebration here at Moonbot,” said Limbert Fabian, who co-directed the animated short film with Moonbot partner Brandon Oldenburg. The pair previously received honors at the Emmys for the work on a collaboration with Chipotle Mexican Grill, “The Scarecrow.”