The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is one of 2012’s Oscar nominees for best Animated Short Film. (Update: It won!) 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 2: Moonbot unfortunately removed the original short form Vimeo. To ensure you can watch this vid and to support its creators, buy it on Amazon Instant Video. The book is also available at Amazon.

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