Shreveport's own Moonbot Studios scored a major win by receiving the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” 

Filmmakers William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg accepted their award last night at the Academy Awards ceremony held at the Hollywood and Highland Center. During their acceptance speech, Joyce said, “Look, we’re just these two swamp rats from Louisiana. We love the movies more than anything. It’s been a part of our lives since we were both kids.”

Oldenburg added, “It’s been a part of our DNA since we were children, and it’s made us storytellers."