UPDATE: The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore won the Oscar for best Animated short film! It is available to buy from iTunes (£1.49 at time of writing) or watch on YouTube

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As a welcome to my new digital abode, I present to you the beautiful short film (15mins) The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, a heartfelt tribute to the magic of books, reading and sharing. (The text below the video is the film's official blurb).

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.

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