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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fantastic Flying Books

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, a short film, by Moonbot Studios

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

A beautifully charming short animation, featuring a scene that takes place in a conservator's surgery, a flying librarian with her flock of library books, and an unforgettable series of events in the life of Mr. Morris Lessmore. At the beginning of the film, a Wizard of Oz-esque storm separates a man from his book. Once the winds calm, the book returns to earth, but all of its words and illustrations have been blown away. The initial sadness felt by Mr. Morris is relieved by his introduction to some highly unusual friends. I especially like the scene where Mr. Morris feeds the books their breakfast of alphabets and picks out their outfits (book jackets) for the day. William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg's film is a wonderful visual representation of the color and liveliness books bring to our daily existence.

Nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category (2012 84th Academy Awards)!

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