There’s this animated short that I’ve been meaning to recommend since I first saw it a few weeks ago but I can’t remember for the life of me why I’ve failed to mention it sooner. I suppose I must have gotten sidetracked again.
|Roopanand Rick Paray. Photo credit: Digital-storytime.com|
Anyway, this should be a good mention as any because I still find that “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is a must-see for any animation fan. Directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, the animated film shows the story of Mr. Morris Lessmore, a writer who is whisked away by a storm into a land filled with flying books.
Roopanand Rick is, himself, an animator by profession. On days off, he relaxes at home with his cats – Paray, Max, Gypsy, and Dexter.
If the story reminded you of a few things like “The Wizard of Oz,” some favorite childhood stories, and your own experiences of what reading may feel like, then I am with you on that note. The whole 15 minutes of the short film made me reminisce on my own experience with stories and how I got to where I am right now.
|Roopanand Rick Paray. Photo credit: Bookpatrol.net|
Meanwhile, for those who have not seen it yet, please grab the opportunity as soon as you can and I assure you that you will not regret it. You can view more details and some snippets of the film at Moonbotstudios.com.
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