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William Joyce: ‘I got 127 rejection slips before I ever got an invitation to do anything’

2 years agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

William Joyce may be an Oscar-winning filmmaker, but he always puts books first. After winning the 2012 Academy Award for “Best Short Film” with The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, Joyce published that story as a picture book and an app. Show More Summary

IMAG•N•O•TRON Brings The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore to Life with AR

2 years agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

From app to print to the big screen and now to AR, Moonbot Studio's The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore lives on.

The Fantastic Flying Books

Of Mr. Morris Lessmore is now a lovely picture book. William Joyce signed copies for hundred of fans at Book Expo today.

Watch: 'The Eagleman Stag' Stop-Motion Award-Winning Short Film

Earlier this year we featured the entire Oscar winning animated short film (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore) and, despite my love for Pixar and their film La Luna, it was easy to see why it won the Oscar. It's the same...Show More Summary

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

2 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Here's a nice fantastic fable about books and their people, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" (2011): (thanks to Robert Fagerlund)

Weekend Links: The Very Best and Worst of Movie Science

2 years agoOdd : mental_floss

Not many of the fantastic crop of Oscar-nominated short films are available online, but animated winner “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is and it is a must-watch! Another round of The Very Best and Worst of Movie Science. Can they not pay to have a consultant on these things? Likely the [...]

Late Late Night FDL: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Morris Lessmore -- The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore. This Moonbot Studios cartoon was awarded the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for 2011.

The Fantastic Flying Books

Have you watched “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” yet? You should. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

Jan Berenstain Remembered & Professor Snape Tweets: Top Stories of the Week

2 years agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including tributes to the great Jan Berenstain, Professor Snape‘s massively popular Academy Award tweet and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Oscar...Show More Summary

The Terrifying Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

This week, the book world has been rejoicing at a nod received from the movie industry: the Oscar in the hotly anticipated category of Best Animated Short went to “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” William Joyce and...Show More Summary

Meet Moonbot, the tiny startup that won an Academy Award

At last Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, a startup studio that makes animations, apps, and ebooks won the Best Animated Short Oscar for its film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.”  The 14-minute movie was the first from …

Watch the Oscar-Winning Animated Short 'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore': VIDEO

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Books and the curative powers of storytelling are celebrated in the moving animated short from Moonbot Studios which won the Oscar this year. Open Culture adds: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore offers a modern tribute to an...

Watch the Oscar Winner for Best Animated Short

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore took home the Oscar for best animated short on Sunday night, beating out Pixar's La Luna. See why. Read more posts by Willa Paskin

Retro Studios employee is now an Oscar winner

Back in January we told you about Retro Studios hiring Dominic Pallotta from Moonbot Studios. Now we're very happy to inform you that Mr. Pallotta is the winner of an Oscar, which Moonbot grabbed from The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. I wonder just how involved he'll be at Retro! Thanks to Cubic for the heads up! Link

Watch ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’, The Academy Award-Winning Best Animated Short Film

When a Pixar film is nominated for an Oscar, chances are it’s going to win. For proof, look at the Best Animated Feature category. In the 11 years since the Academy started handing out the award, a Pixar film has been nominated eight times. And out of those eight, it’s only lost twice. In fact, [...]

Watch: Animated Short Oscar Winner 'The Fantastic Flying Books...'

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. Show More Summary

And The Oscar For Best Short Film Goes To … An iPad App

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is like a well-written bedtime story and an immersive animated movie at once. read more

Oscar Winner

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

And the winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film is... William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg's The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011), a whimsical tale of a bookworm transported by a tornado - like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz - into a world where books are living creatures. Show More Summary

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