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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

2 years agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is a wonderful Oscar-nominated short animated film about the curative power of story. The film follows a man who loses his books in a hurricane, only to find them after the storm flying like birds. The film is by animator William Joyce (formerly of Pixar and Dreamworks) [...]

Animated Short of the Day

2 years agoOdd : The Daily What

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, [...]

Video: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Today's insanity break: a spectacular Oscar-nominated animated short film by Moonbot Studios, another gem discovered at Vimeo.

Mr. Morris Lessmore

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

‘Morris Lessmore’ Nominated for Oscar

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

Oscar shorts: ‘Morris Lessmore’ has hybrid animation, iPad app

Moonbot Studios' Oscar shortlisted short film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" was made with a hybrid of animation techniques.

App Smart Extra: A Stylish New Storybook App for Kids

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"

Review: 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

The Numberlys: With New iPad App, Ex-Pixar Designer Unleashes A Masterpiece

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

Publishing News: The 99-cent problem

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.

What’s Next From ‘Morris Lessmore’ Creators

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 fly for every angler – Bonefish Fly Patterns by Dick Brown

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, [...]

Preview: Numberlys by Moonbot Studios

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, [...]

‘Morris Lessmore’ App Updated for the Holidays

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

The Pixar of the iPad age

2 years agoOdd : Kottke.org

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

Moonbot, DODOcase team up to offer custom iPad case for Morris Lessmore

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

12 Great iPad apps for kids: Talking Carl, Barbie I Can Be and The Fantastic Flying Books

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...

All About NORC

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 [...]

Author William Joyce Enjoys Fantastic iPad Run

3 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlLA

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

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