Julie Fortenberry, I kiss your tiny feet. I’ve known for years that Shaun Tan had been transferring his efforts from books to filmmaking, but I’d not seen the fruits of his or anyone else’s labor. Now we have a trailer for his remarkable The Lost Thing. My sole regret is that there is nowhere for me to watch it in full as of yet. Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link!
This next video does a darn decent job of explaining how a real world Quidditch game actually works. It also clarifies some details for me that I was a bit foggy on. Like Travis, I apologize for the ad at the beginning.
Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the link!
I do a regular Storytime Suggestion series on this blog where I read aloud a good book for a toddler or preschooler storytime. Someone once asked if this was a copyright violation, and I don’t think that it is. If it were, wouldn’t this absolutely adorable video for the Vivian Schwartz book There Are Cats in this Book be in trouble? Instead, it’s charm incarnate.
There’s not a day goes by when I don’t regret not reviewing that book.
You may not have heard but recently Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer got married . . . after a fashion. Not official, mind you, but cute just the same. Warning: May contain statue snogging.
And of course, the most fun you’ll have all day.
Thanks (yet again) to 100 Scope Notes for the link.
And for our final off-topic video, I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m a big time Color Me Katie fan. So the fact that she’s in an awesome stop-animation music video? Sublime. I’m particularly fond of the flying part (note that she’s better at it than he is).