Best-selling Author William Joyce and Moonbot Studios Present New Earth-Shattering Scientific Revelations in The Mischievians

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Nobel Prize Predicted For Dr. Zooper’s Findings In Children’s Picture Book, The Mischievians, Released October 22, 2013

'The discovery of the Mischievians by Dr. Zooper will change life as we know it. I fully expect the team to receive multiple Nobel Prizes for this groundbreaking work. We at Moonbot are thrilled to be a part of the discovery.' - William Joyce

New York Times best-selling author, illustrator, Emmy Award winner and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, William Joyce announced his latest scientific partnership with Dr. Maximilian Fortisque Robinson Zooper. In their most recent book published by Simon & Schuster, Joyce and his team at Moonbot Studios will present Dr. Zooper's research on an ancient race of global mischief-makers called The Mischievians. This groundbreaking research will be available online at and in U.S. bookstores on October 22, 2013.

"The discovery of the Mischievians by Dr. Zooper will change life as we know it. I fully expect the team to receive multiple Nobel Prizes for this groundbreaking work including the first ever Nobel Prize for "cheerful endeavors." We at Moonbot are thrilled to be a part of the discovery," said Joyce, cofounder of Moonbot Studios.

The richly illustrated book uncovers over 20 new species of Mischievians responsible for causing all sorts of conundrums that have embarrassed and irritated human beings for millennia. This ancient race is responsible for life’s unsolvable irritations, such as belly button lint, lost car keys, and missing remote controls. Working closely with Dr. Zooper, Joyce and Moonbot's artists ensure an accurate and scientific visual representation of each Mischievian, including the elusive Endroller, the villainous creature who uses up all the toilet paper and the illustrious Homework Eater, responsible for consuming over a trillion pounds of missing homework.

“It was vitally important to find the right partner to present my findings and Moonbot truly understood the scientific process. They have delivered one of the most beautiful and important tomes in anthropological history, “ said Zooper. “This book proves that humans live in a blameless world. Everything that goes wrong is the fault of these Mischievians creatures.”


About William Joyce
William Joyce has achieved world-wide recognition as an author, illustrator and pioneer in the digital and animation industry. Named by Newsweek magazine as “One of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium”, Joyce has been heavily involved in the world of digital animation from its full-scale inception at Pixar Animation. His feature films and television shows include the films Epic, Rise of the Guardians, Robots and Meet the Robinsons and the television series Rolie Polie Olie for which he won 3 Emmy Awards. His best-selling books include The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Guardians of Childhood book series, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, Santa Calls, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo and George Shrinks.

In 2009, William Joyce cofounded Moonbot Studios with Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs. The studio’s mission is to create the best books, films, apps, games, and entertainment in the galaxy. Moonbot has produced an Academy Award®- winning short film and two bestselling iPad apps, The Numberlys and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Their apps and games have won dozens of international prizes and awards. For more information, visit or

About Simon and Schuster
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, one of the leading children’s book publishers in the world, is comprised of the following imprints: Aladdin, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Beach Lane Books, Libros para niños, Little Simon, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Simon Pulse, and Simon Spotlight. While maintaining an extensive award-winning backlist, the division continues to publish acclaimed and bestselling books for children of all ages. In addition to numerous Caldecott, Newbery, and National Book Award winners, Simon & Schuster publishes such high-profile properties and series as Eloise, Olivia, Raggedy Ann & Andy, Henry & Mudge, The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, the Dork Diaries series, the Mortal Instruments series, Mike the Knight, and the original Cupcake Diaries and Creepover series. For more information about Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, visit our website at

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at

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