Place Covered: Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2011-04-10
Subjects: Joyce, William, 1957- | Authors | Illustrators | Children's books | Moonbot Studios | Storytellers | Film Industry | Animation
- Courtney, Beth Host
- Godoy, Al Producer
- Joyce, Wiliam Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from April 10, 2011, features an interview with William Joyce conducted by Beth Courtney. Joyce, a native of Shreveport, is a children’s book author, illustrator, and filmmaker. He is also a co-founder of Moonbot Studios. He discusses: the name of Moonbot Studios; the Moonbot character; writing his first full length story in 4th grade; childhood dreams and childhood imagination; the need for storytellers; the effect of new technologies on storytelling; his family; his first published book, “Tammy and the Gigantic Fish”; the nurturing he received from publishers early in his career; his relationship with Disney and Pixar; why he chooses to live in Shreveport; Halloween decorations; bringing the film industry and animation to Louisiana; Moonbot Studios’ first film; and adapting ideas and stories to new media.