The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by Moonbot Studios LA, LLC
 

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Rank: #195 in iPad Apps (Paid Apps)
Recent Rank Change: -31
Peak Rank: #1


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Current version: 1.3.2
Release date: 2011-05-26
Tracked for 1160 days
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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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Awards:

App of the Year, 2011: Apps Magazine:
http://www.imagine-publishing.co.uk/news/251/apps_magazine_selects_fantastic_flying_books_as_app_of_the_year

Best iPad App of 2011: ipadinsight.com:
http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-apps/best-ipad-apps-of-2011

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Reviews:

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

"...at 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, WIRED.com

"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, CommonSenseMedia.org

"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, Geek.com

"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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Features:

-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