12 July 2013

The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Have you ever seen The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)? Directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, this 2012 Oscar winner for best animated short film is a poignant story about the power of books and the people who love them.

A man clearly based on Buster Keaton (sad eyes, flat hat, and cane) is on his New Orleans balcony writing his memoirs when he’s whisked off in a storm à la Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and deposited into a black and white land where the words in his book fall away. He’s despondent until a walking book with an animated Humpty Dumpty leads him to a house where the books live and everything is in colour.

I love this short and think it’s absolutely darling, especially the Buster Keaton man. If you've never seen it, here's the complete film. Enjoy.

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