Wednesday, February 1, 2012

THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE - OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT!

THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE
OSCAR Nominated Animated Short 

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. 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:
· Cinequest Film Fest: Best Animated Short
· Palm Springs International ShortFest: Audience Favorite Award
· SIGGRAPH: Best in Show

Thanks to Shelf Awareness (sign up to receive your copy in my left hand column) for my introduction to this wondrous film, and to Vimeo and the HUFFINGTON POST for the information and links. I am sure the other nominated short films are nice as well but this would get my vote for sure. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It tugged at my heart and went straight to my loving of reading and books, all at once. ENJOY "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" below, or go over to Moonbot Studios' website to see it.

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

Would love to hear any comments you may have about this movie as well as about this kind of post, which is different than my normal book/giveaway posts. Thank you!

4 comments:

mamabunny13 said...

I would love to see this film! I'm a bit embarassed to say but this is the first I've heard of it. I guess I don't get out enough :/
I think it's nice for you to give us a post like this sometimes. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Farrell said...

Amazing what can be conveyed without a word!! Plus I loved the music.
This gave me a very pleasant break to my workday.

Karen B said...

What a treat!

holdenj said...

This looks fun! I will check it out later this weekend. Shorts are something I don't normally know much about during the awards shows!

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