the fantastic flying books of Mr. Morris Lessmore


William Joyce.

I know that he created “Rolie Polie Olie” and won the Oscar for his short film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” but I didn’t know that he wrote the book “A Day with Wilbur Robinson” that was made into the movie Meet the Robinson’s, also your books “Rise of the Guardians” are being made into this amazing movie as well. You are the greatest guy in THE WORLD! Would love to be a voice for one of his characters one day :) Thank you again for signing my book today!


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - 2012 yılında en iyi kısa animasyon film ödülünü almış olan bu film her kitap sever mutlaka izlemeli :)


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore was visually modeled after the silent film actor Buster Keaton. The film drew particular inspiration from the storm scene in Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr. and the tornado from The Wizard of Oz. Also an inspiration was the real-life Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans in 2005. With the exception of an anachronistic television, the film appears to be set in the 1920s. watch here (x)


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.


A new animated short from the Moonbot Studios and Dolby titled Escape has made its online debut just after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. 

Escape was directed by Lambert Fabian (Silent) and Brandon Oldenburg (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore).

If people could hear the way I talk to books at the library, they’d probably be a little concerned, all things considered.

Here are just a few of the things I have said on a regular basis to the inanimate objects at my job.

Hey. You don’t go there. Get back here!”
(Upon discovering a book that had fallen between shelves and, naturally, fell even farther as I grabbed for it)

Oh. Oh you guys are alll out of order. Hang on, hang on it’s okay, I can fix it. I’ll make it better.”
(self explanatory)

Oh for the love of- Can you not?”
(sometimes things like to jump off the cart with the sound of a free heart attack. I dislike having to dive for books so I don’t scare the living daylights out of the patrons)

(I swear, if life were like The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, I’d have it made)

Oh, and here’s the weirdest one from the week:

I have you now. A valiant, if ultimately futile, bid for escape. But there is no escape.” 
(aka a few books slid off the shelf and I caught them before they hit the floor. I should probably not be talking to books like I’m a supervillain.)

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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‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’

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