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Facebook’s Oculus Wins Emmy for Its Virtual Reality Short

The animated short “Henry” made history for Facebook-owned Oculus Studio, winning the company’s first Emmy at the 2016 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Original Interactive Program.

The story, about a small lonely hedgehog named Henry, made a big impact on audiences.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said that the film’s success is based on the empathy you feel for Henry.

You’re in his world and interacting with him.

Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page: “Henry is a great example of how VR is
going to change storytelling.”

This isn’t the first Emmy for VR content. “Sleepy Hollow” took home an Emmy last year for user experience and visual design.

Source: http://www.popsci.com/oculus-took-home-vrs-first-emmy-award
Oculus Virtual Reality Short Film ‘Henry’ Wins an Emmy

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