WILLIAM JOYCE

Bill has achieved worldwide recognition as an author, illustrator, director and pioneer in the digital and animation industry. He does a lot of stuff. In 2009, he founded Moonbot Studios, a multimedia storytelling company. In 2011, Bill won the Academy Award for the Best Animated Short Film with “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” which was based on his New York Times #1 Bestselling book.

Since beginning his career as a children’s book author and illustrator, Bill has nearly 50 books to his credit. Named by Newsweek magazine as “one of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium,” he has produced, written and designed projects with nearly every major film studio including BlueSky, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Twentieth Century Fox and Pixar. His feature films, all based on his books, include Epic, Rise of the Guardians, Robots and Meet the Robinsons. His television series Rolie Polie Olie won Bill five Emmy Awards. He has done numerous covers for The New Yorker magazine and won 2nd place in his 4th grade science fair.

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