Friday, February 10, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Moonbot Studios of Shreveport, Louisiana, has produced this charming 15-minute animated film about the power of books to transform people's lives.


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

(Video Link) A terrible storm blows a man into another world where books can fly like birds. The crew says this wordless film was inspired in equal measure by "Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books."

The Academy-Award-nominated film mixes live action miniatures and CGI. It was directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, with music by John Hunter.

13 comments:

Lester Yocum said...

Awww... what a sweet story. Reminds me of the opening sequences of "Up!". Leaves you feeling good. And very well produced, too. Thanks!

Sara Silkwood said...

This is great! One of my friends sent it to me last week and it made me smile. I love the how there isn't any talking or narration. I thought the storytelling was really well done. Thanks for posting it!

jeffkunze said...

I have had this as a children's book style of app for my iPad for about a year. It's great and my boys have a lot of fun with it.

dierdra said...

Amazing work...I loved the story. I laughed and cried (just a little)! I love starting my studio day with a wonderful laugh. Thanks Again for sharing!

Janet Oliver said...

There are no words. Only a flood of tears.

Sandy J. Brooks said...

It really is a great story, makes you smile and cry a little, but they did an amazing job in the artwork and the telling of it!!
Thank you so much for posting this video James.:) It was a great start to a Friday Morning!!

Eileen said...

What an extraordinary and beautiful film. And I love that his name is Morr is Less more. Thank you once again for a fabulous post.

Debra Cooper said...

What a great short film! Just loved it. Stories and images like that will embedded in my mind forever just like your Dinotopia books. Thanks for your wide interest in all art you've enlightened me in somany ways.

jeff said...

Brilliant.

Janet Oliver said...

I watched this three times now, and could watch it a million times more.

Glenn Keelan said...

Very nice short animation James. That done my heart the world of good. :-)

Carol said...

Extraordinaire.

Janet Oliver said...

It won!