Booktube Bites is a weekly segment in which I spotlight cool bookish videos on the internet. I will discuss some entertaining videos and Booktubers which you can check out. Feel free to participate as well, and send in your own recommendations of videos you would like spotlighted.
Today’s Booktube Bite: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
This week’s video will warm the hearts of bibliophile everywhere! The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a wonderful short animated film (15 minutes long) is directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenberg. The creators of the film also worked on the animated Disney short “Paperman” (2012) which received an academy award.
The film tells the story of Morris Lessmore who loves and treasures books, but is stuck in a bleak, black and white world. Just like the Wizard of Oz, a tornado appears out of nowhere and sweeps Morris away. He is transported to a new, magical world full of colors and lots of books. Check out the film below to see what happens.