'Phantom Tollbooth' anniversary doc in the works
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.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kAbdJijXYM&w=560&h=315]

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.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Jables19

    Unfortunately, I have never heard of this book.

    My Blog: http://www.triond.com/jables19

    November 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kathryn

    I first read this book when I was 10 and it is still my favorite book of all time. Love it!

    November 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gah

    i remember reading that book in elementary. loved it!

    November 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tock

    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. 🙂

    November 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Milo

    This is so great! Norton and Jules have such great chemistry.

    November 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chocolate

    @liberryian. Your phone service must be slow lol

    November 3, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
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    November 3, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. just me

    Already thursdie ! SCOOBY DOO !

    November 3, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. just me

    Hey chocolate. Goodmorning.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. chocolate

    Hey portalpunk : )

    November 3, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |

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