The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

You guys have to watch this, so we can talk about it. It’s beautiful and whimsical and celebrates the healing power of books and stories. Especially profound when viewed through a post-Katrina lens. And it speaks, too, about readers and how they give life to books as much as anyone else. As a novelist and lover of New Orleans who is married to an animator, this little short, up for an Academy Award, makes me happier than I can say (even if I did sniffle at the end).

P.S. Did you spot the Alpha-Bits cereal? Not surprisingly, that was my favorite when I was a kid, but I haven’t seen it on a store shelf in years.

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

 

1 Comment

  • Martin Bartels

    07.02.2012 at 12:35

    This is so amazing. Thanks for sharing! What a remarkable homage to the power of literature (especially the real, printed kind), and to the power of animation. Um, I guess that means the power of art in general.

    It comes at a time when I needed a little creative kick in the arse, so I truly appreciate the share. Keep up the great work–can’t wait for your book.

    -Marty