Your Entertainment Outlook 10/28/15

sunCanadian fans of L. M. Montgomery can look forward to 2016, when a 2-hour movie version of Anne of Green Gables will reach their television screens.  Kate MacDonald Butler, Montgomery’s granddaughter is serving as an executive producer on the project.

rainbow weatherLord of the RingsEven with no new films on the horizon, J. R. R. Tolkien continues to be in the news as The Guardian discusses a recently-discovered annotated map of Middle-earth by the author and TIME showcases the fan letter that prompted Tolkien to edit one of his book’s family trees.

lightningNot sure whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween film or a Christmas film?  Someone asked director Henry Selick for his answer.  The real question, however, is whether there can be a wrong time to watch this classic film.

Partially CloudySam Garton, creator of I Am Otter, will release two new books in June 2016, Otter Goes to School and Otter: Oh No, Bathtime!  That’s a long time to wait, so in the meantime we’ll have to console ourselves with Otter’s latest book, Otter Loves Halloween!

nightHaving turned the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and Tomorrowland into films, Disney continues this trend by announcing a movie based on the Tower of Terror.  A film inspired by the Haunted Mansion is reportedly also in the works.
sunFans of Harry Potter have waited for a new HP Sorcerer's Stonestory for years and now Pottermore has released the official summary for J. K. Rowling’s new stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  It seems that the wait for fans outside of London continues, however–dare we hope that the play will eventually move to the big screen?


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