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THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE (2011) Short Film

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Short Film. William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg‘s The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011) short film was written by William Joyce. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore‘s plot synopsis: “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 won the Oscar for Best Animated Film for the Oscar for the 2011 Academy Awards.

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  • pgeorge

    Simply enchanting – not only worthy of the Oscar it was given, but one of the most delightful animations I’ve ever seen.

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