Moonbot Studios brings home Oscar; downtown Shreveport celebrates

We’re switching things up a bit today because we want to celebrate the spirit of the downtown Shreveport community.  If you haven’t heard, Shreveport-Bossier’s own Moonbot Studios won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” two weeks ago, and in honor of their accomplishments a confetti parade was held in downtown Shreveport, Monday, March 5.

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown to see a glimpse of the magnificent gilded statues, and shout congratulations to its proud owners, Mr. William ‘Bill’ Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg along with the Moonbot krewe of “Bots”.  The pomp and circumstance of it all was incredibly exciting as confetti cannons launched clouds of colorful, celebratory paper into the air and streets of downtown.

As I stepped out onto the street to catch a handful of one-of-a-kind Moonbot moonpies, I was amazed at what I saw. I hadn’t noticed it before, but throngs of people… business people, students and passersby… had all come out to celebrate one of the most incredible accomplishments of members of the Shreveport-Bossier community.  It was astonishing to see so many gather together at lunch hour to embrace this trailblazing company and its creative geniuses.

Downtown Shreveport isn’t singularly special because of its rich history, magnificent buildings and famous festivals and events; it is remarkable because of the people who live, work and invest their lives in this community. Congratulations to Moonbot Studios!

See a slide show of the parade here.

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