From Moonbot Studio’s Vimeo blurb:
“Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, 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 new narrative experience that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals….Old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards.”
The film takes approximately 15 minutes to watch.
Found via Shelf Awareness