Beating out Pixar last night at the Academy Awards was William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Taking home the Best Animated Short prize, the 15-minute film takes a touching look at the power of storytelling with a mix of miniatures, computer animation and 2D animation. Last night it was available to download for free in HD from iTunes, but today it looks they’ve bumped up the price to $1.99. It remains on YouTube to stream for free (and below), but I highly recommend grabbing that HD version on iTunes for a much-deserved winner.

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