The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is one of 2012′s Oscar nominees for best Short Film (animated). We really, really enjoyed this.

You can read more about its inspirations (Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and Hurricane Katrina, to name a few), its makers, its message (about the power of story), and its iPad app at LATimes.com.

Update: Switched from vimeo to youtube source due to video availability. To ensure you can watch this video, buy it on iTunes or on Amazon Instant Video.

The book is also available at Amazon.