Steve Jobs may have been dreaming of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore when he introduced the iPad as a "magical and revolutionary" device.
Morris Lessmore is a charming interactive iPad book that follows the journey of Morris and his flying books as they travel through a world of words. But, rather than simply following along or watching illustrations, the app includes enough mini-games and other interactivity to engross any reader.
The book is a companion to the short film of the same name, "a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor." Both the book and the app were created by Moonbot Studios, led by ex-Pixar animator William Joyce.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is available as an iPad App for $4.99 [iTunes] and as a short film for $1.99 [iTunes].
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I bought this book for my kids this morning, they LOVE it and can't put my iPad down! It's a magical story that kids really cling to.
I am not. I think your post was stupid.
I think this interactive book is great. I have it for my iPad.
But two things
1. David Pogue and others wrote (in depth) about this app long ago.
2. This is seems more like product placement than it does news. Is macrumors getting paid for this post?
By your own admission, it's a cool app! So, we wrote about it. I, for one, hadn't heard about it until today.
While this post is a bit dated, it's still good content. I'm guessing that the poster picked it off the wire since the company that created it was recently featured with an award in the their home state of Louisiana and just this week were with the Governor of the state when he signed an updated tax credit bill focused on game and digital media developers. Both Moonbot and Twin Engine Labs reside here in Shreveport, LA. Fast Company's, "Fast Design" blog posted a similar article this week about the app so I know that some more recent press releases have been going out about the 2 companies and their awesome app. I'm more than proud that these designs are coming from groups in my backyard! Now if we could only get an Apple Store! (sigh)