November 3rd, 2011
10:22 AM ET
'Phantom Tollbooth' anniversary doc in the works
Children’s classic “The Phantom Tollbooth” is turning 50, and a documentary is being prepared for the occasion.
Brooklyn filmmaker Hannah Jayanti and her team are working with author Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer on the film, which details the beloved book’s beginnings.
“We follow Norton and Jules as they return to the house in Brooklyn Heights where Norton began writing a little story ‘to get his mind off of what he had to do,’” reads the doc’s website.
Fans can help fund the project at Kickstarter.com. According to the site, 331 backers have contributed over $24,000 towards the documentary so far.
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Unfortunately, I have never heard of this book.
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I first read this book when I was 10 and it is still my favorite book of all time. Love it!
i remember reading that book in elementary. loved it!
I can't think of the book without remember the trippy animated version that came out, the one with Chuck Jones. I loved that thing whwn I was a kid. I love how when you're a kid, you can watch something and enjoy it without thinking that it's old or weird. 🙂
This is so great! Norton and Jules have such great chemistry.
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