The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

A really beautiful old fashioned “poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story” that is nominated for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards.

Made with an animation style that blends stop motion with computer animation and traditional hand-drawing, the silent film pays homage to a bygone era when elegantly printed books inhabited our world.

The Story: We meet Morris quietly writing his book, when a freak storm uproots him and his city, Wizard of Oz-style, leaving behind not even the words on a printed page. While picking up the pieces, he meets a friendly book that leads him to a new home and life. It is a wordless story about words and stories.


This gorgeous piece of animation was created by award winning author and illustrator William Joyce together with Co-director Brandon Oldenburg and produced by Moonbot Studios.

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Watch the interactive picture book app here.

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