Below the fold, the winner of this year's Academy Award for Best Animated Short.
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. 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 M-G-M Technicolor musicals. Morris Lessmore is old-fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore was produced by Moonbot Studios of Shreveport, LA.