Wednesday, November 02, 2011

So Maybe It's Going to Shreveport

Creative companies and projects can crop up in any number of places:

How to Build the Pixar of the IPad Age in Shreveport, Louisiana

[Moonbot's] first project, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, was released for the iPad last May. ... Morris Lessmore may be the best iPad book in the world. In July, Morris Lessmore hit the number one spot on Apple's iPad app chart in the US. That is to say, Morris Lessmore wasn't just the bestselling book, but the bestselling *app* of any kind for a time. At one point or another, it has been the top book app in 21 countries. A New York Times reviewer called it "the best," "visually stunning," and "beautiful."

As far as I can tell, Moonbot isn't a sub-contracting-type studio. If anything, it's creating projects to feed Hollywood.


Anonymous said...

Awesome app. And Mr. Lessmore looks like Buster Keaton!

Anonymous said...

Not surprised. Great tax incentives in Shreveport.

Anonymous said...

As well, industry veteran Huck Wirtz returned to Louisiana to start his own vfx and animation company,

Part of the aftermath of IMD closing.

He's a good guy, so good luck to him!

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