Fun Film Friday: Lessons Learned

Okay, I know I've already hyperventilated about this everywhere, but I'd be remiss not to include my most anticipated movie to date as my Fun Film Friday: Lessons Learned by Tody Froud!

Lessons Learned Trailer from Toby Froud on Vimeo.

My childhood, like many, was shaped by the Muppets and Fraggles and other magic spun by Jim Henson and it was my fondest wish to grow up and work for the Jim Henson Company (as a miniaturist, although I'm a fair puppeteer) and I later applied for a writing job, just to see what would happen. (Nothing did, but I didn't want to move to New York, either.) I was shaped by movies like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. I own several books by Brian Froud and my daughter and I both have fairy statuettes by Wendy Froud (almost anything imaginable can be admired at The World of Froud's website) and the amalgamation of these two giant influences of my childhood dreams is almost too much to believe.

This film project is the first second-generation collaboration between Toby Froud (son of Brian and Wendy Froud and babe in the striped-pajamas ala Laybrinth) and Heather Henson (daughter of Jim and Jane Henson), something I never thought I'd see again in my lifetime. Lessons Learned smacks something of the old Storyteller series and more than a little bit of myth and magic and dark beauty--all things I adore!

Really, I can barely contain myself... *mind blown* *smiling dazedly* *giddy with glee*


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