The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, the short film inspired by New York Times bestselling author William Joyce’s book, won 2012’s Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. We really, really enjoyed this animation. The story synopsis:
Everything in Morris Lessmore’s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day.
You can read more about its inspirations—Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and Hurricane Katrina, to name a few, its message—about the power of story—and its makers at Wikipedia.