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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.”

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 horribly wrong.  I’ll let him explain and instead take pleasure in watching him do his own Ministry of Silly Walks.  Thanks to MotherReader for the link!

It was Travis at 100 Scope Notes that located this next amusing bit from the BYU sketch comedy group about subliminal messages in children’s literature.  Funny they don’t mention Rainbow Fish.  That book gets these accusations, albeit seriously, all the time.

Periodically the universe likes to check up on the cast of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to see how the “kids” are getting along.  I suspect this is society’s way of making sure they didn’t actually die on-screen.  BoingBoing originally posted this and in their piece I was shocked to discover how many of the kids became accountants and financial advisors.  Dahl probably could have predicted that.

Anyone else think that Charlie’s slowly turning into Grandpa Joe?  It’s the moustache that convinced me.

You know, I’m as skeptical of motion capture films as the next gal but this trailer for the upcoming Tintin movie?  It kind of feels right.  And not just because they’re willing to have Tintin hold a gun and sport that crazy hair, just like in the books.

Next up, we have a little video about Gertrude Chandler Warner, the author behind the still huge Boxcar Children series.  A sweet little insider video on the woman and her life.

Thanks to Peter at Collecting Children’s Books for the link!

And for the off-topic, this last video is a delight.  It’s set in 1927 and was shot to look just like an old film.  Called The Artist, the critics at Cannes adored it.  And if you don’t believe me when I say it’s brand new, just wait for the John Goodman appearance.  That’ll prove it to you.  Absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks to Go Into the Story for the link.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.