Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Morris Lessmore

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

Yeah, I've been living under a rock for the past year. Finally, found the short film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." I love that William Joyce is involved, but I wish the ebook was more than just aniPad app. There's also a nice piece by the LA Times on it published on Monday.

"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. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. 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 hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time."

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