The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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Kudos to the good folks at Louisiana’s Moonbot Studios for this Delightful app/short film. It’s a beautiful mix of computer and stop motion animation. I’m a bit dubious about the movement of kids’ books from the printed page to the electronic tablet, but you can’t argue with this work, which is actually about the value of books and stories. Partially inspired by Hurricane Katrina, the film tells the story of a book lover who’s world is turned upside down by a massive storm.

The streets were filled with books, washed away from people’s homes and libraries.

That’s co-director William Joyce, describing the aftermath of Katrina, in one of the making-of videos for the short. Check it out.

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