Tuesday, January 31, 2012

the fantastic flying books of mr. morris lessmore

The wonderful short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg is available in its entirety on YouTube. It is most deservedly nominated for an Academy Award for Short Film (Animated). What is wonderful about the internet is that we can access gems like this that we might othrwise not have the opportunity to see.

Elements of The Wizard of Oz, Up, classic cartoons, silent movies featuring Buster Keaton, and just a deep and abiding love for books makes The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore very special. iTunes also offers a book version/app for the iPad.

Happily, the other nominated films in the category can at least be previewed:

Dimanche (Sunday) - Patrick Doyon

La Luna - Enrico Casarosa

A Morning Stroll - Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe

Wild Life - Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Happy viewing!
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