The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 07:21
After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life. 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. This film is based on a children's story by William Joyce, that he began in 1999. It will be published in June of 2011 by Simon & Schuster.