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Late Late Night FDL: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Morris LessmoreThe Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore.  This Moonbot Studios cartoon was awarded the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for 2011.

Cast and Crew:
Directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg (co-director). Produced by Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr., Trish Farnsworth-Smith and Alissa M. Kantrow. Story by William Joyce. Original Music by John Hunter. Film Editing by Eva Contis. Production Management by Alissa M. Kantrow. Second Unit Director or Assistant Director by Clare France (first assistant director) and Calvin O’Neal Jr. (second assistant director). Art Department: Joe Bluhm (props, scenic artist, and storyboard artist), Rhonda Dossett (scenic artist), Wade Easley (construction), Sara France (scenic artist), John Gorman (construction), Danielle Griffith (scenic artist), James L. Hayes (construction coordinator), Sam Jacobs (scenic artist), William Joyce (scenic artist and storyboard artist), Arthur Nichols (storyboard artist), Brandon Oldenburg (scenic artist and storyboard artist), John Schurman (scenic artist), Betty Semon (scenic artist), Russell Smith (scenic artist), Steve Timmons (construction), Adam Volker (lead, scenic artist and storyboard artist) and Tabatha Wynn (scenic artist). Sound Department by Oliver Benavidez (sound designer) and Scottie Richardson (sound mixer). Special Effects by Brandon Oldenburg. Visual Effects by Shane Cauchi (lighter/compositor), Megan Deane (lighter/compositor), John Durbin (digital effects artist), Shant Ergenian (lighter/compositor), Luke Heathcock (lead lighter & compositor), Jason Heaton (generalist), Kyoung Kay Park (character technical director), Bohdon Sayre (lead technical director), Russell Smith (lighter/compositor), and Yezi Xue (lighter/compositor). Camera and Electrical Department: Bob Bates (gaffer), Eli Everhard (best boy), Jason Hess (motion control), Stewart Mayer (motion control operator), Adam Mitchell (lighting technician), Ted Sapp (key grip), Rob Senska (camera operator), and Stephanie Sousa (lighting technician). Animation Department: Beavan Blocker (animator), Joe Bluhm (character design), Joshua Burton (additional animator), John Durbin (animator), William Joyce (character design), Mike Klim (animator), Jamil Lahham (senior animator), Sean McLaughlin (additional animator), Stanley Moore (animator), Keith Osborn (additional animator), Dominic P. Pallotta (animator), Gordon Pinkerton (animation intern), Michael Sauls (animator – as Mikey Sauls), Noah Scruggs (animation intern), and Phan Wiantrakoon (additional animator). Editorial Department: Calvin O’Neal Jr. (assistant editor). Music Department: John Hunter (music by). Other crew: Owen Argoe (production assistant), Clare France (production coordinator), Kevin Gaspard (production assistant), and Kolie Wegner (production accountant). Special Thanks to Terrence Masson.

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I am a host of Late Late Night FDL music and cartoon posts in addition to spending most evenings behind the FDL backstage curtain flipping levers. Used to be a practicing heterosexual but now it appears that I am just a consultant. Avid reader since teaching myself how to read when four. Navy brat and first born so always thinking of the consequences. Double Irish so I usually got caught. Turned my misspent youth around and became that scary thing in your rear view mirror. Retired from the Fremont (California) Police Department after 24 years of sworn and non-sworn duties, including Patrol and the Crimes Against Persons Unit. Currently living on the North Oregon Coast with Token, cutest dog in the world (10 lb category), where I enjoy taking non-crime scene photographs, writing at my own blog, TwoTonGreenBlog, and working backstage at Firedoglake.