This just won an Oscar.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 30, 2012
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The most beautiful video about Books ever.

The book steward.

The house of books.

I wasn’t sure what to title this, but I was sure I was so happy watching it and it made me sad about the impending death of books “The Bookstore’s Last Stand” that I read about in the tub yesterday and we all know about because all we do is read plugged-in electrified words online that don’t make our homes so noble and beautiful as books do:

> Read more about it at the Daily What.

>> The Magic of the Book Store, here.

>>> How to save the Book, here.


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. “Morris Lessmore” is 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 ®.

Film Awards Won by “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
To date, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” film has drummed up fans all over the world taking home the following awards:
· Cinequest Film Fest: Best Animated Short
· Palm Springs International ShortFest: Audience Favorite Award
· SIGGRAPH: Best in Show

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “This just won an Oscar.”

  1. I was reading about the future of the book the other day and I was pretty sad too! Loved this! thanks!

  2. melissa says:

    LOVE this. thank you for sharing. shared!

  3. This is my new favorite movie. But, I'll probably just go read a book instead of watching it again.

  4. nothing can complete replace books for me…

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