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Feb 13 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

by Jesse M

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a delightful, charming short film about people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. Using a variety of techniques such as miniatures, computer animation, and 2D animation, creators William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg have produced a story whose style harkens back to the silent film era. The film has won awards at a number of competitions (including Best Animated Short at the Cinequest Film Fest, Audience Favorite Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest, and Best in Show at SIGGRAPH), and is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards (you can view the rest of the nominees here).

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

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James Mcilwee February 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM

This movie is beautiful, enchanting, whimsical and magicial. I have always loved William Joyce’s art work and his Childrens book illustrations. To see them brought to life is truly a wonder. Thank you …..I hope to see many more of his books given this treatment..o what a joy that would be. James Mcilwee

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