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8th Aug '13 2:49:02 AM EarlOfSandvich
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'''''William Joyce''''' is a children's book author, illustrator and filmmaker. He has been writing books since TheEighties, many of which have become classics, such as "A Day with Wilbur Robinson", "George Shrinks" and "Dinosaur Bob". Perhaps his lasting impression on readers has been assisted by the many films based on his work by various studios made in the past decade, and he was personally involved in all of them. He has also started his own small studio, Moonbot Studios, that have been a part of development on more recent book titles, animated shorts and eBook apps. In 2012, he won an Academy Award for his short film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mister Morris Lessmore."

He is currently developing a book series called "Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood", slated to be a 15-book series, on which the 2012 Creator/DreamWorksAnimation film ''Rise of the Guardians'' was based. Five books are already released.
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!!Bibliography
* ''George Shrinks'' (1985)
* ''Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo'' (1988)
* ''A Day with Wilbur Robinson'' (1990)
* ''Bently & Egg'' (1992)
* ''Santa Calls'' (1993)
* ''The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs'' (1996)
* ''Rolie Polie Olie'' (1999)
* ''Snowie Rolie'' (2000)
* ''Sleepy Time Olie'' (2001)
* ''Big Time Olie'' (2002)
* ''The Man in the Moon'' (2011)
* ''Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King'' (2011)
* ''E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!'' (2012)
* ''The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson ManSnoozy'' (2012)
* ''Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies'' (2012)


!!Filmography
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' (1995) - conceptual designer (with Disney/Pixar)
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' (1998) - conceptual designer (with Disney/Pixar)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' (2005) - producer, writer, production designer (with Creator/BlueSkyStudios)
* ''RoliePolieOlie'' - writer, for Playhouse Disney
* ''MeetTheRobinsons'' (2007) - writer, producer (with Disney)
* ''The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore'' (2011) - writer, director, character designer (short, with Moonbot Studios)
* ''Film/RiseOfTheGuardians'' (2012) - writer, producer, co-director (with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' (based on The Leaf Men) (2013) - writer, producer (with Creator/BlueSkyStudios)
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!!Tropes associated with William Joyce:
* AdaptationExpansion: He encourages studios to alter his stories, because he recognizes that they cannot be told the same way in a movie instead of a book, and supports new twists and ideas that they bring.
* AuthorAppeal: Circular shapes, whimsical characters, robots, and fantastical plots, just to name a few.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality
* {{Motif}}: Chris Wedge, on the DVDCommentary of ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', described Joyce's designs as having "circles within circles."
* ParentalAbandonment: Common in his films and a common thread in the Guardians books.
* SceneryPorn: All his illustrations contain epic, fantastical environments. Even those that take place in an ordinary setting.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Tends to fall to the "Ideal" side.
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'''''William Joyce''''' is a children's book author, illustrator and filmmaker. He has been writing books since TheEighties, many of which have become classics, such as "A Day with Wilbur Robinson", "George Shrinks" and "Dinosaur Bob". Perhaps his lasting impression on readers has been assisted by the many films based on his work by various studios made in the past decade, and he was personally involved in all of them. He has also started his own small studio, Moonbot Studios, that have been a part of development on more recent book titles, animated shorts and eBook apps. In 2012, he won an Academy Award for his short film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mister Morris Lessmore."

He is currently developing a book series called "Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood", slated to be a 15-book series, on which the 2012 Creator/DreamWorksAnimation film ''Rise of the Guardians'' was based. Five books are already released.
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!!Bibliography
* ''George Shrinks'' (1985)
* ''Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo'' (1988)
* ''A Day with Wilbur Robinson'' (1990)
* ''Bently & Egg'' (1992)
* ''Santa Calls'' (1993)
* ''The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs'' (1996)
* ''Rolie Polie Olie'' (1999)
* ''Snowie Rolie'' (2000)
* ''Sleepy Time Olie'' (2001)
* ''Big Time Olie'' (2002)
* ''The Man in the Moon'' (2011)
* ''Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King'' (2011)
* ''E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!'' (2012)
* ''The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson ManSnoozy'' (2012)
* ''Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies'' (2012)


!!Filmography
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' (1995) - conceptual designer (with Disney/Pixar)
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' (1998) - conceptual designer (with Disney/Pixar)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' (2005) - producer, writer, production designer (with Creator/BlueSkyStudios)
* ''RoliePolieOlie'' - writer, for Playhouse Disney
* ''MeetTheRobinsons'' (2007) - writer, producer (with Disney)
* ''The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore'' (2011) - writer, director, character designer (short, with Moonbot Studios)
* ''Film/RiseOfTheGuardians'' (2012) - writer, producer, co-director (with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' (based on The Leaf Men) (2013) - writer, producer (with Creator/BlueSkyStudios)
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!!Tropes associated with William Joyce:
* AdaptationExpansion: He encourages studios to alter his stories, because he recognizes that they cannot be told the same way in a movie instead of a book, and supports new twists and ideas that they bring.
* AuthorAppeal: Circular shapes, whimsical characters, robots, and fantastical plots, just to name a few.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality
* {{Motif}}: Chris Wedge, on the DVDCommentary of ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', described Joyce's designs as having "circles within circles."
* ParentalAbandonment: Common in his films and a common thread in the Guardians books.
* SceneryPorn: All his illustrations contain epic, fantastical environments. Even those that take place in an ordinary setting.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Tends to fall to the "Ideal" side.
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24th May '13 8:28:25 PM FigmentJedi
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* ParentalAbandonment: Common in his films and a common thread in the Guardians books.
24th May '13 8:27:05 PM FigmentJedi
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He is currently developing a book series called "Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood", slated to be a 15-book series, on which the 2012 Creator/DreamWorksAnimation film ''Rise of the Guardians'' was based. Three books are already released.

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He is currently developing a book series called "Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood", slated to be a 15-book series, on which the 2012 Creator/DreamWorksAnimation film ''Rise of the Guardians'' was based. Three Five books are already released.




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* ''The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson ManSnoozy'' (2012)
* ''Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies'' (2012)

12th Mar '13 4:55:13 AM BowsertheSecond
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' (2005) - producer, writer, production designer (with BlueSky)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' (based on The Leaf Men) (planned for 2013) - writer, producer (with BlueSky)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' (based on The Leaf Men) (planned for 2013) (2013) - writer, producer (with BlueSky)Creator/BlueSkyStudios)
25th Dec '12 11:36:40 AM RaspberrySorbet
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* ''Epic'' (based on The Leaf Men) (planned for 2013) - writer, producer (with BlueSky)

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* ''Epic'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' (based on The Leaf Men) (planned for 2013) - writer, producer (with BlueSky)
12th Dec '12 5:50:05 PM Shota
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* AdaptationExpansion: Actually encourages studios to alter his stories, because he recognizes that they cannot be told the same way in a movie instead of a book, and supports new twists and ideas that they bring.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Actually He encourages studios to alter his stories, because he recognizes that they cannot be told the same way in a movie instead of a book, and supports new twists and ideas that they bring.
12th Dec '12 5:49:52 PM Shota
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* AdaptationExpansion: Actually encourages studios to alter his stories, because he recognizes that they cannot be told the same way in a movie instead of a book, and supports new twists and ideas that they bring.
11th Dec '12 10:08:52 PM FigmentJedi
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* ''Rise of the Guardians'' (planned for 2012) - writer, producer, co-director (with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation)

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* ''Rise of the Guardians'' (planned for 2012) ''Film/RiseOfTheGuardians'' (2012) - writer, producer, co-director (with Creator/DreamWorksAnimation)
8th Dec '12 5:48:52 PM Kyuukei
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He is currently developing a book series called "Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood", slated to be a 15-book series, on which the 2012 Creator/DreamWorksAnimation film ''Rise of the Guardians'' will be based. Three books are already released.

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He is currently developing a book series called "Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood", slated to be a 15-book series, on which the 2012 Creator/DreamWorksAnimation film ''Rise of the Guardians'' will be was based. Three books are already released.
22nd Nov '12 1:06:29 PM HidingGames
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He is currently developing a book series called "Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood", slated to be a 15-book series, on which the 2012 Creator/DreamWorksAnimation film ''Rise of the Guardians'' will be based. Two books are already released.

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He is currently developing a book series called "Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood", slated to be a 15-book series, on which the 2012 Creator/DreamWorksAnimation film ''Rise of the Guardians'' will be based. Two Three books are already released.
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