Congratulations to those films nominated for an Academy Award that were inspired by children's literature!
And, if you haven't seen it yet, you can watch the winner of the Best Animated Short Film award, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg:
Don't forget the check out the iPad app that goes with the short film. You can download it from the App Store here.
 
 
[edited February 28, 2011: Congratulations to Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann for their Oscar win! The American edition of The Lost Thing (the book) is included in Lost and Found: Three by Shaun Tan, which goes on sale tomorrow.]

Two children's books adapted for the screen are nominated for this year's Best Short Film (Animated) Oscar: 
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Australian author and illustrator, Shaun Tan, is nominated for The Lost Thing, which is based on his 2005 picture book by the same name. 

You can view the film here

The School Library Journal website has an interview with Mr. Tan posted about the book and film.

[photo from the lines and colors blog]

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The Gruffalo, a British picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is also nominated. 

The 30-minute film was broadcast on BBC1 (in the UK) during Christmas 2009.


[photo from The Telegraph website]

Thank you to Betsy at the Fuse #8 Production blog for the information!