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The award-winning short film is now an interactive narrative experience. William Joyce's "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore", blurs the line between picture books and animated film.

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. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a new narrative experience that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.

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App of the Year, 2011: Apps Magazine:

Best iPad App of 2011:

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"...Morris Lessmore is the best. It is a visually stunning bit of work with entertaining interactive features. ...beautiful."
- Bob Tedeschi, NY Times

" least one children's e-book app is doing it very, very right."
- John Pavlus, Fast Company

"A Game-Changing eBook App. Moonbot Studios [...] will have readers rethinking their engagement with the device as a storytelling machine. In a nutshell: gorgeous animation, inventive and playful interaction and quality content."
- Daniel Donahoo,

"The future of kid's eBooks"
- Rebecca J. Rosen, The Atlantic

"Morris Lessmore is a magical and revolutionary iPad book.
- Jordan Golsen, Mac Rumors

"If any iPad program deserves its success, it's this one."
- Philip Elmer-DeWitt, C.N.N. Money

"...Lovely and Fantastic..." ★★★★★
- Christopher Healey,

"The most stunning iPad App so far"
- Rosa Golijan, MSNBC Gadgetbox

"Pitch perfect [...] an altogether winning app."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Moonbot sets the bar"
- Jennifer Bergen,

"It is not inconceivable that, at some point in the future, a short children’s story called The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore will be regarded as one of the most influential titles of the early 21st century."
– Ben Machell, The Times - UK

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-Stream the animated short within the app
-Groundbreaking interface that’s actually fun
-A visual table of contents that anyone can follow
-Loads of games
-You can draw
-Play the piano
-Play with your food
-Lots of expensive beautiful animation
-Get sucked into the book with immers-o-vision (patent pending)
-Will make you laugh
-Will make you sigh
-And maybe make you cry (in a good way)
-Will make you love reading

What's New in Version 1.4

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Fixed orientation issues in iOS 6.

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Customer Reviews

Truly Engaging!

A beautifully done app, even my 8 yr old son was engaged for hours! A must for anyone who loves to read, (or hopes to instill that love in others!:) this app is full of magical, fascinating and fun interactive elements that immerse you in the book! Absolutely the best app I've found to date, with amazing artwork and animation by my favorite modern day story teller and illustrator, bar none, William Joyce, and everyone at Moonbot! Thank you for continuing to seek new innovative ways to educate and fascinate our children!:)

Keeps freezing up

We have had this fantastic book app for quite some time, but ever since IOS6 update, the app freezes up every time you get to the assembly line of cereal bowls. I have tried uninstalling the app and reinstalling it, but nothing seems to fix it. This has been frustrating for my 3 year old who likes to hear this story before bed. Please look into this and fix the problem. I would rate the app a 5, but in its current state it is flawed and frustrating.

A must have

Incredible interactive book and in my humble opinion, one that sets the standard for what a great book app can be. I believe it's worth the $5 that made my 2.5 yr old daughter laugh and stirred her imagination. I didn't expect less from the makers of the numberlys, which is also a must have for the iPad.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 409 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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