Animated Short of the Day: “Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.” Co-directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, [...]
Today's insanity break: a spectacular Oscar-nominated animated short film by Moonbot Studios, another gem discovered at Vimeo.
An Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Short Film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is an “allegory about the curative powers of story.” Also available as an interactive book. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Short Film: Snack TrackTroll SlayerAddress is ApproximateDanger PlanetMortys
Congratulations to the talented folks at Moonbot Studios for their first Oscar nomination! One of our favorite storybook apps ever, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, was also created as an animated short film. Today that short was nominated for an Academy Award. Watch it here! Moonbot recently made the entire Morris Lessmore
Moonbot Studios' Oscar shortlisted short film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" was made with a hybrid of animation techniques.
Moonbot Studios, the developer of one of App Smart's top 10 iPad apps of 2011, The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, this week released a new book app, "The Numberlys"
It’s magical the way that Moonbot Studios, creators of The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, imbue brilliant creativity and pure joy into everything they create. I have no idea how they do it, but I hope they never stop. Numberlys is a perfect melding of their glorious animation and the inventive ways they make
I wrote about an iPad app last summer called "The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore", which was basically the acme of interactive storytelling on the iPad to date. In November I visited the company that created it, Moonbot Studios,...Show More Summary
An author shares her views on the 99-cent price point, a new Firefox add-on uncensors SOPA's censorship, and "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" app really is fantastic.
We’ve made no secret of our unabashed, schoolgirl-like adoration for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, the glorious interactive book/iPad app from our friends at Moonbot Studios. Here’s your first look at Moonbot’s next big thing, The Numberlys, which should hit the App Store in time for Christmas. The Numberlys tells the story
A while back Dick Brown had his newest edition of Bonefish Fly Patterns sent my way to look at. With a move and associated domestic drama it took me a while to get to it. I’m sorry it took that long. The book is fantastic. Dick not only really knows how to write (I mean, [...]
Moonbot Studios brought us The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore, and they are probably the first studio you could say have had to produce that ‘difficult second app.’ Well, they are close to completion and it looks like being a stunner. The above teaser trailer is for Moonbot Studios‘ second release called Numberlys, [...]
One of our favorite apps, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, has just gotten its biggest update to-date, with new Christmas content, a custom iPad case, and more. Just in time for the holidays, Morris Lessmore has new Christmas content, including falling snow on the changing seasons page, the inclusion of A Christmas
From Sarah Rich and Alexis Madrigal, a story on a company that might be "the Pixar of the iPad age", Moonbot Studios. Moonbot made a wonderfully inventive iPad book called The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Morris Lessmore may be the best iPad book in the world. Show More Summary
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In a very neat collaboration, Moonbot, the developers behind the book app The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, has teamed up with DODOcase to produce a custom book-bound iPad case that's based on the app. Morris Lessmore is a story of people who are devoted to books, and in turn the books are devoted back. Show More Summary
I'm not sure whether it's because they look so exciting or because adults spend so much time staring at them, but kids of all ages LOVE gadgets, especially those with touchscreens that they can swipe, pinch and manipulate themselves. Enter...
If you follow me or Jenn from Devourer of Books on Twitter, you’ve seen the #NORC hashtag flying around. I thought it was about time to write a post. Background 2011 has been a year for fantastic books. More often than not, when I’ve picked up a book to read, it’s been like watching your [...]
In just a few short months, e-book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Lessmore has sold upwards of 55,000 copies (at $4.99 each) and claimed a spot as the first-ever book app to hit number one on the iPad hit list. It sat atop those charts...Show More Summary
Born of Hurricane Katrina and the passing of a dear friend, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is more than a poignant, interactive allegory, it is the budding metamorphosis of the narrative. More »