The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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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

Version 1.4 (Oct 26, 2012)

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Fixed orientation issues in iOS 6.

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Version 1.3.3 (Jul 27, 2012)

- Miscellaneous optimizations
- Updated "Books" page with information about new "Morris Lessmore" printed story book/ebook

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Version 1.3.2 (Dec 03, 2011)

This update fixes crashes caused by leaving the piano page.

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Version 1.3.1 (Nov 23, 2011)

Bug Fixes:
-The Humpty metronome will no longer keep knocking when you stop rocking on the piano page.

-Video looping issues fixed on the flying and seasons pages.

-Performance improvements in iOS 5.

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Version 1.3 (Nov 10, 2011)


Localized story text
-Spanish (European)
-Spanish (Latin America)

There's a new book on the book handout page.

Tapping Humpty on the piano page turns him into a metronome.

Snow falls on the changing seasons page.

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Version 1.2.1 (Oct 21, 2011)

-compatibility update for iOS5
-xyz, not yxz in the cereal bowl :-)
-Sound plays even when the iPad is muted. This fixes the problem of video playback overriding the mute switch and making the sound cut in and out when the iPad is muted.

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Version 1.2 (Oct 17, 2011)

- new "Numberlies" puzzle added to operation page
- marshmallow punctuation added to cereal page
- Morris Lessmore DODOcase page
- bug fixes

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Version 1.1 (Jul 19, 2011)

"Cereal" page update: Snapshots taken of your alphabet cereal will no longer show icons or the ring of letters. A spoon and napkin have been added to make your breakfast experience more civil.

"Flying Morris" page update: Controls have been inverted.

Bug fixes:
- The piano no longer appears twice in a row.
- Morris won't disappear mid-flight.
- Other minor tweaks and fixes.

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Version 1.0.1 (May 31, 2011)

"About the Short Film" page update: You can now purchase the award-winning short film directly from the App, on the iTunes store.

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Version 1.0 (May 16, 2011)

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1.4Oct 26, 2012Current release
1.3.3Jul 27, 2012
1.3.2Dec 03, 2011
1.3.1Nov 23, 2011
1.3Nov 10, 2011
1.2.1Oct 21, 2011
1.2Oct 17, 2011
1.1Jul 19, 2011
1.0.1May 31, 2011
1.0May 16, 2011First tracked
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Current Version - 4.3 - 95 ratings
Updated on Apr 19, 2015
All Versions - 4.5 - 1,005 ratings
Updated on Apr 19, 2015


Compatibility: iPad Only

Category: Books

Updated: Apr 16, 2015

Version: 1.4

Size: 389.7 MB

Language: English

Seller: Moonbot Studios LA, LLC

Rating: Rated 4+

Family Sharing: Yes

Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

Bundle ID: com.moonbotstudios.morris

App ID:  438052647  [Copy]