There were some quality nominees for this year’s Best Animated Short Oscar, but none of them came close to the winner, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. The short is filled with clever visuals, vibrant colors, and a lot of heart. At first, it almost seems like it’s going to be the intro for Reading Rainbow if the intro took up half the show. But as the short develops, you see how stories (symbolized by books) shape and enrich our lives especially once we tell our own. And it does all of this without dialogue. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore made me tear up by the end, and after watching the short, I hope you’ll understand and share my reaction.
Hit the jump to watch The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.