Friday, March 9, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

If you're someone that likes books and movies, check out the 14-minute 2-D short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  A film allegory that celebrates the curative power of story in general—and reading in particular—won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. 

"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, a wordless film whose most inspiring scenes take place in a fanciful library full of living books, was produced by start-up Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, and depicts how the title character heals emotionally, over time, from the cataclysmic devastation of his personal world by Hurricane Katrina through the transformative properties of the written word."