Gene Wilder had one unusual request before accepting the lead role in Willy Wonka in 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – he wanted a specific scene included in the movie. I have to say, it’s a brilliant request. Click here to read.
(Thanks to Letters of Note for the link)
FROG AND TOAD ARE MOVIE STARS
How many cool things can fit in one sentence? Let’s try to max it out here.
Arnold Lobel’s classic Frog and Toad is in development as a stop-motion film by Jim Henson Co.
I count four awesome things – how about you? Click here for details from Variety.
But this wouldn’t be the first stop-motion Frog and Toad – that distinction would belong to this mid 80s version:
Katie Davis, she of the Brain Burps about Books podcast, has pulled off an astonishing feat for her 100th episode – three National Ambassadors for Young People’s Literature in one show. I can only imagine how many secret ambassador handshakes occurred in coordinating this. Katie chats with Jon Scieszka, Katherine Paterson, and current ambassador Walter Dean Myers, and we get to listen. Click here to get started.