I may not be handsome or rich like my namesake, but I like to think I’m at least a little bit clever. Love at first page, Day 2 of the February challenge by @journaling-junkie. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce is an illustrated short story and one of the most beautiful and touching stories I have ever read. I think everyone should read it.
Was “The Artist” the only silent film to win an Oscar in 2012? As a matter of a fact, no!
The beautiful and gently comic short film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore” was a very worthy winner of the Best Animated Short award, and the inspiration of the silent era and early sound era can clearly be felt.
If you’ve not seen the short film it was based on, do yourself a favor and spend 15 minutes watching it. It’s about “people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.” Also, it won an Oscar.
“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.”
This Thanksgiving, we want to say thank you for supporting the bots! For a limited time, we’ve discounted a few of our apps including Moonbeeps: Fireflies, Morris Lessmore and Numberlys. We hope your holiday is out of this world!