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Get Literary: 'The Diviners,' 'The Elephant Man' & 'Frog And Toad' Headed To The Big Screen

13 June 2012 8:44 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Books have been a mainstay in Hollywood's never-ending search for film ideas, and while the adage "you should read the book" will never leave the mouths of frustrated moviegoers, a few more tomes have been picked up for film adaptation. As usual, there may be a few who are disappointed.

Young Adult fans might be familiar with author Libba Bray's "Gemma Doyle Trilogy," but probably less so with her upcoming "The Diviners." Set for release in September, "The Diviners" is the first of what will be a four-part series that will follow Evie O'Neill, a young New York transplant, who must use her mysterious powers to stop a series of occult-based murders. Since the book has yet to be published, we're sure that there's not many who will be bummed that their favorite book might get compromised on its way to the big screen. Still, those eventual fans might »

- Ryan Gowland

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Frog And Toad Are Friends with The Muppets

12 June 2012 9:18 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

The 1970's children's "I Can Read" books "Frog and Toad" are heading for a big screen animated adventure. Jim Henson Co., the company that created The Muppets and all their films, will make the movie. Craig Bartlett, the creator and writer of the kids TV series "Dinosaur Train" and "Hey Arnold!", is writing the screenplay. Hoodwinked! writer-director Cory Edwards will helm. "Frog and Toad' author Arnold Lobel's children Adrienne Lobel and Adam Lobel will produce.

What this means is that the silver screen will soon be hopping with toads since at least two Mr. Toad movies are in development (Wind in the Willows and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride).

Source: Variety »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Jim Henson Company Announces Adaptation of 'Frog & Toad' Books

11 June 2012 8:48 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

While Disney is busy working on turning Mr. Toad's Wild Ride into a feature film, The Jim Henson Company is looking at a pair of iconic amphibians for a future project. ComingSoon has a press release that reveals the Muppet company is working on an animated adaptation of Frog and Toad, the series of four children's books written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel which first hit in the 70's. Frog and Toad (that's their name as well as their species) are just a couple of best friends with simple daily adventures like sledding in the winter and getting ice cream on a summer day. But the film should have a larger story scope. Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company says, "Frog and Toad has tremendous value with parents who read these charming stories when they were children and are now sharing them with their own kids. With such »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jim Henson Company to bring Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad to the big screen

11 June 2012 8:06 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Hoodwinked's Cory Edwards will take up directorial reins, with Dinosaur Train creator Craig Bartlett set to oversee screenplay

It's a movie about anthropomorphic amphibians from the company famous for bringing The Muppets to our screens, but there's not so much as a flash of Kermit the frog to be seen. The Jim Henson Company is preparing to adapt the children's books Frog and Toad for the multiplexes, according to Variety.

There are four instalments in Arnold Lobel's series, published between 1970 and 1979 and still hugely popular with children. All focus on the title characters, a friendly frog and his rather more curmudgeonly toad friend. Lobel, who died in 1987, wrote and illustrated each of the books.

"Frog and Toad has tremendous value with parents who read these charming stories when they were children and are now sharing them with their own kids," said Lisa Henson of the Jim Henson Company. »

- Ben Child

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The Jim Henson Company announces 'Frog and Toad'

11 June 2012 1:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Jim Henson Company has announced a Frog and Toad movie. The Muppets owners have acquired the rights to the popular children's series. An animated feature will be adapted from Arnold Lobel's four illustrated books, which were originally published in the 1970s. "Frog and Toad has tremendous value with parents who read these charming stories when they were children and are now sharing them with their own kids," said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. "With such high-calibre (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Henson Team Plans Frog & Toad Film

10 June 2012 11:36 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

While we’re pleased to see the Jim Henson Company continuing to expand its filmmaking horizons, the team’s latest announcement does have us worrying whether Kermit – heretofore the company’s most famous amphibian actor – will throw a diva fit at the news. Because the new Henson project is an adaptation of children’s books series Frog And Toad. Originally written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel in the 1970s, the books chronicle the exploits of a pair of web-footed friends who are, less-than-shockingly, a frog and a toad. The book’s tales are easy-to-comprehend slice-of-life stories, with the pair flying a kite, cleaning a house and arguing about the shortcomings of string theory. All right, maybe not the last one.Craig Bartlett, a man no stranger to writing for a younger audience (he’s worked on Us kids’ shows such as Dinosaur Train, Sid The Science Kid and Hey Arnold! »

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Jim Henson Company to Develop Animated ‘Frog and Toad’ Film

9 June 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Parents everywhere, rejoice! The Jim Henson Company just announced that they have gained the rights to develop an animated feature film adaptation of the beloved children’s series Frog and Toad.

Written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel, the Frog and Toad series focused on the adventures of two best friends, a frog and a toad named… Frog and Toad. The books were originally published in the 1970s, each containing five short stories detailing a new exploit involving the two title characters.

Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company, on the new project (via ComingSoon):

“‘Frog and Toad’ has tremendous value with parents who read these charming stories when they were children and are now sharing them with their own kids. [...] With such high caliber talent on board, the delightful and funny adventures of these two great friends–with a nod to the classic ‘buddy movie’–will bring a »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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The Jim Henson Company To Develop Frog And Toad Animated Feature Film

9 June 2012 7:08 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Jim Henson Company has acquired rights to the beloved children’s books Frog And Toad and is developing an animated feature film.  Written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel in the 1970s each of the four Frog And Toad books include five short stories chronicling the exploits of a frog and his friend, a toad, simply named Frog and Toad.

“Frog And Toad has tremendous value with parents who read these charming stories when they were children and are now sharing them with their own kids,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “With such high caliber talent on board, the delightful and funny adventures of these two great friends–with a nod to the classic ‘buddy movie’–will bring a whole new audience to their big screen debut.”

Lisa Henson will produce for The Jim Henson Company.  Adam Lobel and Adrianne Lobel will executive produce.  Craig Bartlett (“Dinosaur Train” and “Hey Arnold! »

- Michelle McCue

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Jim Henson Company Developing Animated Feature Of Frog and Toad

9 June 2012 4:22 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When you hear the name Jim Henson, inevitably the first image that springs to mind is one .if not a gaggle.of Muppets bobbing around, with some mysterious puppeteer masterfully performing from below. Yet the Jim Henson Company's next film project will be puppetry-free as Deadline reports the company is developing an animated film based on Arnold Lobel's beloved children's books Frog and Toad. For many, these four collections of the adventures of two amphibian friends were among the first books that spurred us to read, written with an easy-reader level and punctuated by Lobel's precious illustrations. In each, Frog, a long and lean fellow with a friendly and easy-going disposition, and Toad, a stern, squat and easily irritated chap, would discover some bit of trouble or another and rediscover how their differences are their strengths. Their exploits have previously inspired a few stop-motion shorts as well as a »

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Frog and Toad in Development at the Jim Henson Company

8 June 2012 4:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Jim Henson Company has acquired rights to the beloved children's books Frog and Toad and is developing an animated feature film. Written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel in the 1970s, each of the four Frog and Toad books include five short stories chronicling the exploits of a frog and his friend, a toad, simply named Frog and Toad.

"Frog and Toad has tremendous value with parents who read these charming stories when they were children and are now sharing them with their own kids," said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. "With such high caliber talent on board, the delightful and funny adventures of these two great friends--with a nod to the classic 'buddy movie'--will bring a whole new audience to their big screen debut."

Lisa Henson will produce for The Jim Henson Company. Adam Lobel and Adrianne Lobel will executive produce. Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!) will »

- MovieWeb

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The Jim Henson Company Plans Frog and Toad Animated Feature

8 June 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Jim Henson Company has acquired rights to the beloved children's books Frog and Toad and have announced that they are developing an animated feature film. Written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel in the 1970s, each of the four Frog and Toad books include five short stories chronicling the exploits of a frog and his friend, a toad, simply named Frog and Toad. "'Frog and Toad' has tremendous value with parents who read these charming stories when they were children and are now sharing them with their own kids," said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. "With such high caliber talent on board, the delightful and funny adventures of these two great friends--with a nod to the classic 'buddy movie'--will bring a whole new audience to their big »

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