Dolby Atmos, Moonbot Studios: “SILENT” Debuts

Written by Gina Smith

Check out the short animated film created by Dolby and Moonbot Studios. It truly showcases Dolby Atmos cinema tech. And it’s a cool story, too … —  Academy Award winning Moonbot Studios created SILENT, the animated short film you’ll find embedded below. Notice the film also features Oscar-nominated Dolby sound engineer Steve Boeddeker, who truly uses the film to showcase Dolby Atmos cinema tech. For more Atmos and on what movies and cinemas employ it, click here.

SILENT debuted February 15 at the Oscars Scientific and Technical Academy Awards — and it debuted on YouTube this week, too.

Watch SILENT in full below. It’s a story of “how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create cinema magic,” Dolby reps say. The plot centers around a pair of street performers who, after finding a magical device in an old theater, create their dream show. The pair includes “Morris Lessmore” of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore fame. “The Kid” is supposed to represent sound — and its role in cinematic excellence.

Watch aNewDomain for more on Dolby’s new Atmos cinema tech. And check out SILENT below. Just in time for the Oscars …

Video: Dolby Insider

For, I’m Gina Smith.

Gina Smith is the New York Times best-selling author of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s memoir, iWoz Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It (W.W. Norton, 2005/2007/2012). With John C. Dvorak and Jerry Pournelle, she is the editorial director at Email her at, check out her Google + stream here or follow her @ginasmith888.