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  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

    Posted by Ralf Goergens on January 26th, 2012 (All posts by )

    This is a delightful little movie by Moonbot Studios.

    From the movie’s description at the Vimeo page:

    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, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” film has drummed up fans all over the world taking home the following awards:
    · Cinequest Film Fest: Best Animated Short
    · Palm Springs International ShortFest: Audience Favorite Award
    · SIGGRAPH: Best in Show

    I still can’t seem to center images or videos in WordPress, at least not easily. When I save a post, WordPress simply removes the ‘center’ tags. With images I can work around the problem by putting the HTML code for a table into the post. Inside the cells of a table, WordPress will leave the ‘center’ tags alone. I don’t want to do this with a video like this, for I’m not sure if I won’t mess up the look of the blog if I make it too wide.

     

    3 Responses to “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”

    1. JDinOslo Says:

      Thank you! What a wonderful story and magnificent film. Once again: Thank you!

    2. Dan from Madison Says:

      Very cool, thanks for sharing.

    3. Sgt. Mom Says:

      I watched it this morning, and I loved it!