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Moonbot and Amplify Release Trailer for ‘The Raven’

Educational film collaboration nominated for Annie Award.

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Moonbot Studios, in collaboration with Amplify, has released a trailer for its animated short collaboration, The Raven, which was recently nominated for an Annie Award for best animated short subject.

The 11-minute short is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem of the same name. Amplify commissioned the film for their seventh grade curriculum, which will be used on tablets in classrooms across America.

To complement the film’s use in classrooms, Moonbot also created an educational app based on Edgar Allan Poe works and another 11-minute short based on Poe’s short story, The Cask of Amontillado.

Directed by Brandon Oldenburg and Limbert Fabian, The Raven is a chilling and lyrical reinterpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, narrated by Tony Award-winning actor Jefferson Mays.

“Visually, The Raven was intended to feel like a waking dream,” Fabian said. “We wanted viewers to follow the narrator’s increasing distress as his subconscious takes control.”

Oldenburg and Fabian previously collaborated on the Emmy Award-winning film and game experience The Scarecrow, created in collaboration with Chipotle Mexican Grill. Silent, another animated short film collaboration between the pair is also nominated for an Annie Award for best animated short subject.

Moonbot Studios previously created the Academy Award-winning animated short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. The studio’s animated short film The Numberlys is on the 2015 Academy Awards shortlist for best animated short film.

Source: Moonbot Studios

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.