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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

 
 
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
by Stan Freeda - Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 11:30 AM
 
Inspirbook covered, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a new narrative experience that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards ®.

Film Awards Won by “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”

To date, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” film has drummed up fans all over the world taking home the following awards:
· Cinequest Film Fest: Best Animated Short
· Palm Springs International ShortFest: Audience Favorite Award
· SIGGRAPH: Best in Show

Watch it on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/35404908

Read about the book in the Deakin Review of Children's Literature
http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/deakinreview/article/view/11852

Enjoy the movie!