Video Sunday: Beaucoup Brits
That is, as you can see, is one Terry Pratchett discussing his recent knighthood. A pity we haven’t an American-version of knighthood over on this side of the pond. My husband recently told me about a film that may or may not be in the works right now where an ancient evil rises and the knights of England are called upon to fight it. Of course, those knights consist of people like Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and so they have to band together and learn how to fight. I doubt it could ever actually be made . . . but who wouldn’t want to see Ian McKellan laying down the smacks in yet another epic battle? Only this time, clean shaven. Thanks to Educating Alice for the video.
Oliver Jeffers is an exceedingly lucky man. How else could one explain this trailer for the short film adaptation of his picture book Lost and Found? Aside for the tone, which is spot on, I was delighted to see that when the penguin wants to go fast it lifts its little wings and runs in a tottering fashion. Beautiful. Many thanks to Carter Hasegawa for the link.
My husband recently bought that massive compendium of MAD Magazine skits that came out half a year or so. And MAD simply isn’t MAD without the stylings of Will Elder. Apparently this short originally premiered at ComicCon in 2000. Quite an homage to the man’s incredibly recognizable and distinctive style.
Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.
I just couldn’t get over the line "Crockett Johnson showed us the way in 1955 to the future." This video is best described by its YouTube description: "Created for the 2008 Librareo Competition with original music, lyrics, and video, this is our glitter rock homage to Crockett Johnson’s 1955 children’s book classic, Harold and The Purple Crayon." Can’t wait for the Broadway production. Thanks to Philip Nel for the link.
Here is Arthur A. Levine in my humble workplace, unveiling the Tales of Beetle the Bard, currently on display. I’m still a little sad that it’s not in my children’s room, but when I see the massive hoards of people that come to see it, I guess that I’m relieved. Mildly. Mildly relieved. This video was created by the Leaky Cauldron folks, I believe. Cute.
Thanks to Cynsations for the link.
And finally, huh. Just . . . . . huh.
Thanks to Bookmoot for the link.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy 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.
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