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

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June 11, 2012
Source: ComingSoon

Frog and Toad

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 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." What talent is that? Well Hoodwinked director Cory Edwards is behind the camera (that doesn't instill too much confidence) and "Hey Arnold" writer Craig Bartlett is writing the screenplay. These are iconic characters, but the stories in the books are simple for children to learn how to read. It'll be interesting to see what kind of feature film is crafted around the two swamp dwellers.

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  • Teacherkid
    Well this first grade teacher is thrilled!!
  • Lagoya
    I had the book of Frog and Toad when I was a kid!! Completely forgot about it until I saw this!
  • happy camper
    <3 Frog & Toad! I hope its stop-motion animation like Fantastic Mr. Fox!
    • AnthonyMP
      I hope its not stop-animation like Fantastic Mr.Fox. I was not found of how the movie Fantastic Mr.Fox movie was made, or cared for the story line. I hope just a good old Disney movie that my son can watch. 
      • happy camper
        Fox story line did ruin the film for me as well. I love a traditional hand drawn animation but if not, stop-motion is better than CGI, i cant watch a full CGI movie. (to lifeless imo)

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