Loving this photo of Norton in a Tollbooth!
Mixing the sound for the documentary with the wonderful Scott Hirsch of Echo Magic!
Spent an amazing day looking through Jules Feiffer's archives to get some great images for the doc! Loved seeing old photos, but also original Village Voice cartoons, and even photographs of the set that was built for Robert Altman's POPEYE (Which Feiffer wrote the screenplay for)
David Hyde Pierce reads from the Doldrums David Hyde Pierce, actor and voice of The Phantom Tollbooth Audio Book, reads us some of his favorite passages. With which we hope to get you unstuck from any weekly Doldrums!
Hannah Jayanti is the director of the upcoming documentary about the classic children's book The Phantom Tollbooth. Since Jayanti and her team have been funding the film themselves for almost a year now, they decided to start a kickstarter to help them cover the cost of post productions. Amazingly, the project was funded in only a couple of days...
Barack Obama and daughters Sasha (right) and Malia in Kramerbooks in Washington DC. Photograph: Martin H Simon/EPA
Barack Obama picked up a copy of classic children's novel The Phantom Tollbooth on a trip to an independent Washington DC bookshop on Saturday.
Check out this sweet review of The Phantom Tollbooth from 8 year old Amelia - among other wonderful reviews of children's books. "I liked this book because it was funny and a little bit scary. I rate this book 15 out of 15 stars...." READ MORE HERE
Introducing our lovely animator Eleanor Stewart, who is creating a stop animation for the documentary. Working with book pages, she's helping us tell the story of Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer and their creation of The Phantom Tollbooth. We're honored to add her to our crew page where you can check out a short bio. She's working with us from Glasgow, putting together beautiful props against a lanscape of words - and making sure our film stays on target with the fun and style of the beloved book we're celebrating.
Here's a teaser, and we'll be posting more production shots of the animation soon, so keep posted!