Monday, February 27, 2012

84th Academy Awards Best Animated Short: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

"Inspired 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. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. 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 hybrid style of animation 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


  1. Great idea, great execution. Excellent.

  2. What a superb short. I saw the trailer for this a while ago but in it's ipad app form (, which seems like an incredible way of telling story and making the short animation format available for a wider audience. It's always good to see the Oscars actually go to the film s that are special.

  3. Not surprised it won an award :)

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