What does it take to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Short? Find out here, as one of the surprise wins last night was The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore in that very category. It features no dialogue, but does use a variety of animation techniques, including stop-motion, miniatures, 2D animation and CGI. From their site: Inspired in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, Morris Lessmore is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” a 15-minute film about a man who cares for a library of lively books, won the Academy Award for animated short film on Sunday night. More at L.A. Times Read Post
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore won the Oscar for Best Animated Short last night at the Academy Awards. You can watch the complete book-loving short in the video embedded above. Open Culture has more about the film... Read Post