Thursday, February 16, 2012

On the Wings of Words: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

I love Buster Keaton, I love The Wizard of Oz, but most of all, I love books.  The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, the Oscar-nominated 15-minute animated short film by William Joyce, combines all those elements (and more) to create a delightful visual experience about the curative power of words.  Like this year's Best Picture nominee The Artist, it's essentially a silent film which proves that less is indeed more.  I won't taint your viewing experience by saying else, except this: find the first available 15 minutes of your day and give yourself over to Joyce's colorful imagination.

Speaking of the Oscars, don't forget to vote in the 2012 Quivering Pen Academy Awards Prediction Contest.


  1. Yes - what a joy this was to watch (and I think Mr. Lessmore has an uncanny resemblance to you David!) Thanks for sharing this - I will be sure to pay it forward myself as well as hope for an Oscar win.

  2. And a delightful Oscar win. Fabulous...