In the comic book “X-O Manowar,” the title character wears armor that lets him fly, repel missiles and wield a lightning sword. Now the U.S. luge team is borrowing his suit—minus the fantastical properties.
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
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.
Of Mr. Morris Lessmore is now a lovely picture book. William Joyce signed copies for hundred of fans at Book Expo today.
Hunger Games: loved the book, loved the movie. Did you know Suzanne Collins, the author of Hunger Games, wrote another super-duper series for kids? Or that Gregor the Overlander—in the right hands—would make an equally fantastic flick? Scene: An 11-year-old hero; a kingdom beneath New York City; a tough-as-nails warrior girl (props to Collins for putting [...]Show More Summary
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
Here's a nice fantastic fable about books and their people, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" (2011): (thanks to Robert Fagerlund)
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 [...]
Morris Lessmore -- The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore. This Moonbot Studios cartoon was awarded the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for 2011.
Have you watched “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” yet? You should. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
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
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
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 …
Another ode to silent film.
Here's the Academy Award winner for animated short film. It's a good one, and it's even got books in it.
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...
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
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
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, [...]
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