I don’t normally post two videos in a row, but this is too good not to be shared right away. Fresh from an Oscar nomination for best animated short film, this little gem will tug the heartstrings of any book lover. The makers say that it was:
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.
I would add Pleasantville to the list of inspirations. Also, it’s an iPad app!
Do watch full screen to appreciate the details.
(Hat tip to Inge.)