fantastic flying books of mr morris lessmore

I was tagged by @annesophiefootpath to list ten books that stayed with me in some way, so in no particular order they are:

  1. The Harry Potter Series (JK Rowling)
  2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  3. The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
  4. Very Good Lives (JK Rowling)
  5. god is not Great (Christopher Hitchens)
  6. Joy in the Morning (PG Wodehouse)
  7. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (William Joyce)
  8. The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
  9. The Night Circus (Erin Morgentsern)
  10. Hope Was Here (Joan Bauer)

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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.


“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.”

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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.

Here it is, in its entirety. Enjoy!