|The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore|
|1 Nomination / 1 Win|
|Director||William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg|
|84th Academy Awards|
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a 2011 American animated short film by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, created at Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. After winning over a dozen film festivals, the film won Best Animated Short Film at the 84th Academy Awards.
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.