Monday, February 27, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore: Oscar Winner

Oscar Winner for Best Animated Short Film: 
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore 

Watch the Short below.

From Open Culture “Made with an animation style that blends stop motion with computer animation and traditional hand-drawing, the silent film pays homage to a bygone era when elegantly printed books inhabited our world. The 15-minute short is the first made by Moonbot Studios, a fledgling animation shop in Shreveport, Louisiana.”

Author and ex-Pixar character designer William Joyce rose to the top of Apple’s Top Grossing Book Apps list last year with the $4.99 interactive storybook, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.”


Betty Webb said...

Janet, thanks so much for posting this. It made me cry with joy.

Kelly Robinson said...

It's neat to see something that was over the web win an Oscar!

Dutcher said...

I agree with Betty on crying with joy. A wonderful interpretation of what books mean to me.
Thanks for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

beautiful. wonderful way to show how important books can be, for us.