So I saw this today on Cartoon Brew (one of the best sources for animation news and info). Apparently the City of Shreveport, LA celebrated the Oscar win by The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - which was made in Shreveport - in an unprecedented way on Monday March 5. They threw an entire ticker tape parade in honor of directors William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. It's good to see an entire community embrace the Best Animated Short Oscar enough to do such a thing, but then again it is Louisiana, so they're probably just looking for any excuse to celebrate. Still, I'm pretty bummed I missed such a thing.
Here's the original post on Cartoon Brew.
Some pictures courtesy of Shreveport's Flickr.