the fantastic flying books of mr. morris lessmore


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.


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 :)

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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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!


“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.”

I've seen a connection in William Joyce's recent works...
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” - An animated short film which is dedicated to the memory of Joyce’s daughter, Mary Katherine.

  • Rise of the Guardians” -  Based on the on-going book series, “Guardians of Childhood”, which was conceived by a question asked to Joyce by his daughter, Mary Katherine.

    The book series also features a young girl named Katherine.

  • Epic” - An animated film based on “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs”, where there is one female character named… Mary Katherine.

…where are those damn tissues!?