Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Those of us who love both books and films are in for a treat with this. One of the five nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards in the category of Best Animated Short is "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore". Created by Moonbot Studios, this film is set in New Orleans as a storm begins brewing and Mr. Morris Lessmore sits on his balcony writing a book. Both websites have a link to download the film from iTunes, and there is also an app available for the iPad and iPhone to further enhance the storytelling experience. I think the Morris Lessmore website describes the film perfectly as, "a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor". Enjoy!

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