Fantastic Flying Books

Have you seen The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore?

It’s a beautiful animated short film by author/illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg. The story follows the journey of book lover Mr. Morris Lessmore as he’s torn from the balcony of his New Orleans home by a devastating storm. He finds his way to a magical library where he rediscovers the transformative power of words.

To learn more about this award-winning film, visit It’s available on iTunes and is well worth the cost and the time.


  • Audience Award: Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Best in Show: SIGGRAPH
  • Grand Prize: Annecy+
  • Golden Space Needle Audience Award: Seattle International FIlm Festival
  • Special Jury Prize for Imaginative Storytelling: Nashville Film Festival
  • Audience Award: Florida International Film Festival
  • Audience Award: Cinema on the Bayou
  • Best Animated Short: Cleveland International Film Festival
  • Best Animated Short: Cinequest


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8 responses to “Fantastic Flying Books

  1. Loved the animation and storyline.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! Sounds fascinating. Will check it out.

  3. That was beautiful! I totally loved the animation. My only complaint? Too short!

  4. I have downloaded the ap, which has been a hoot as well! Thank you for sharing this with us. I so love this. Thank you for sharing this, so I didn’t miss it!