Morris Lessmore

The uninformed would say that “library adventures” is an oxymoron, and as is so often the case, the uninformed would be wrong. Libraries are perfect settings for adventures. They are mazes full of mazes; chockablock with arcane clues, secret passageways as well as trap doors. Libraries are the original Choose Your Own Adventure game. Every book is a portal to another dimension, a rabbit hole, and a bottomless box of strange magic.

A library card is an invitation to the ball and a first class ticket to parts unknown. So, in honor of Library Card Sign Up Month, Book Hunters in Brief presents Library Adventures!

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai

Library Wars. 1 : Love & War story and art by Kiiro Yumi

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

That’s just the beginning. let Book Hunters be your guide through new and amazing adventures in reading. It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s always free.

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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.

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is one of this year’s Oscar nominees for best Animated Short Film. Haven’t seen such a good one for a long time!

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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.

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“Silent,” our animated short film with Dolby Laboratories and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) today received five Daytime Emmy nominations, including:

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program (Directors, Brandon Oldenburg, Limbert Fabian)
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation (Re-Recording Mixer, Jurgen Scharpf)
Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation (Sound Editor, Steve Boeddeker)
Outstanding Music Direction and Composition (Composer, John Hunter)

“Silent” is a 3-minute animated short film featuring Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios’s Academy Award®-winning short film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” Lessmore and his fellow street performer dream of bringing their “Picture and Sound Show” to life. When they discover a magical contraption inside an old theatre, they embark on a cinematic adventure of sight and sound, traveling through movie history to find the audience they always wanted. The collaboration celebrates how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create cinema magic.

“It’s an honor for our work to receive recognition from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It’s lead into one amazing crescendo of celebration here at Moonbot,” said Limbert Fabian, who co-directed the animated short film with Moonbot partner Brandon Oldenburg. The pair previously received honors at the Emmys for the work on a collaboration with Chipotle Mexican Grill, “The Scarecrow.”