Watch: THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE February 28, 2012 You can watch the full Oscar winning short below. 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. ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. 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 hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. ‘Morris Lessmore’ is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.