Nominated for Best Animated Short in 2011 Oscars
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 poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. Morris Lessmore is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.
"Morris" is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards.
(Summary from IMDb)
A book adaption is expected to be released in late 2012. YAY!