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Video Sunday: And to think . . .

And here I thought that Dr. Seuss films began with The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T and those short animated specials and ended with stuff like the CGI fests we’re seeing in theaters practically every year.  Not so!  Good old stop-animation also has had a hand in Seuss’s silver screen career.  Interestingly, this is the [...]

Video Sunday: Wouldn’t “The Jazz Lovin’ Cows” Be a Great Picture Book Title?

DanielHandler

When I saw the documentary Library of the Early Mind for the first time I couldn’t help but notice that while everyone did a nice job, Daniel Handler kinda stole the show.  His interview portions were very brief and always the funniest darn thing on the screen, the unfortunate side effect being that you kinda [...]

Video Sunday: Sleepy post-Thanksgiving posting

HungerGamesTrailer

Missed posting this last week.  Those Peacekeepers really look spot on, don’t they?  We’ll see how it goes but this trailer gives us a sense that The Hunger Games may be worth watching.  Would have liked to see a little Haymitch, of course. So!  We never filmed the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at NYPL, but [...]

Video Sunday: Bluebeard ain’t too shabby either

FrenchPop-Up

Morning, everyone!  While exploring various French children’s literature blogs earlier this week I stumbled across this remarkable little book trailer for a pop-up book.  Love the children’s literature references, though I admit to being baffled by the inclusion of Madame Butterfly.  Ah well. I did also notice a movie trailer of some sort coming out [...]

Video Sunday: Trailer Bonanza

LiterarySalon

A little more than a year ago I conducted a Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL with a bunch of talented female graphic novelists of children’s literature (Colleen AF Venable (Hamster and Cheese), Raina Telegemeier (Smile), and Tracy White (How I Made it to Eighteen)).  It was recorded for posterity (unlike most of my Salons) and [...]

Video Sunday: At worst, I feel bad for a while. But then I just smile.

ClockworkGirl

Top of the morning to you!  And how is your Sunday today?  Lots of good stuff on the roster today, I am happy to report.  First off, the upcoming Selznick smash hit Wonderstruck hardly needs me to promote it, but since I’ve only just now finally picked it up for a read I like hearing [...]

Video Sunday: The singer would be significantly less weird looking if he had eyebrows, yes?

ScholasticPreview

I’ve been asked in the past why it is that I don’t write up the online librarian previews by folks like those at Scholastic.  The reason is simple.  I figure that if you have access to the online previews you don’t need a recap from someone like me.  You can see them for yourself!  That [...]

Video Sunday: “Dolphins! One of the smartest animals alive. Do they wear pants? No! But they wish they did, that’s just how smart they are.”

GertrudeWarner

Oh, blooming heck.  Now if you clicked on this little video image then you probably read the explanation of what it is.  If you would rather stay comfortable on this blog for the time being, however, simply know that Mo Willems created a delightful little video for this year’s Children’s Choice Awards.  Then things went [...]

It’s Kind of a Funny Story Story

vizzini1

Got a treat for you kiddos today.  You may have seen that charming It’s Kind of a Funny Story movie trailer they’ve been showing in front of films these day. Anyway, this film is based on a teen novel by Ned Vizzini.  And Mr. Vizzini, believe it or not, once spoke on a Children’s Literary [...]

Video Sunday: Pep

Picture 2

All righty.  Fun movie trailer time.  Thanks to 100 Scope Notes I was made aware of the brand new Voyage of the Dawn Treader trailer that’s out and about (better check and see how many copies I have ready to go on my library shelf).  It’s a nice enough preview but I do have one [...]

Video Sunday: “So I like to think that I killed him.”

tobin

Consider the book trailer not just as an advertisement for a book, but as a short film in and of itself.  When we consider the future of online book advertising, we may notice that films for books are becoming longer and better constructed than those of the past.  This video starring M.T. Anderson is no [...]