Pixar’s Ex-Designer Creates Stunning Interactive Book For iPad

Pixar’s Ex-Designer Creates Stunning Interactive Book For iPad

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PIXAR’S EX-DESIGNER CREATES STUNNING INTERACTIVE BOOK FOR IPAD
By Aaron Saenz
Singularity Hub
July 15th, 2011

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What do you do after conquering Pixar, Disney, and Dreamworks? You revolutionize tablet reading, of course. Designer William Joyce created a name for himself at the top animation studios with his one of a kind creative story telling, and he’s now taking that skill and making the next generation of interactive experiences on the iPad. He and his colleagues at Moonbot Studios created the short film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore“, an amazing story inspired by Hurricane Katrina, The Wizard of Oz, and Buster Keaton movies. Unsatisfied with a simple film, however, Joyce and Moonbot transformed “…Morris Lessmore” into a critically acclaimed iPad book that embodies all the marvelous advantages afforded in e-reading. Watch the trailer for the interactive app below. With embedded voice-overs, music, games, lessons, and playful widgets to explore, “…Morris Lessmore” blurs the lines between film, video games, and traditional reading, creating a shared story-telling experience that may represent where ebooks are headed.

As you can see in the trailer for the iPad app version of “…Morris Lessmore” every page of the ebook is full of opportunities for the reader(s) to participate in the story. Yet no interaction has to be used. Parents and children can choose which options (voice-overs, games, etc) to turn on and off, allowing each to customize the experience as they see fit.

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