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inkpop Fundamentals: August 10, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on August 10, 2010

‘The Little Prince’ like you’ve never seen him before! Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince, recanting the story of a tow-headed hero who found himself living out his days on an asteroid, has sold over 80 million copies since it first emerged in the literary world back in 1943. Though around for over five decades; The Little Prince’s popularity has never waned or faltered – thus the reason he is being revived for the Twenty-First Century in more ways than you ever thought possible. In addition to a total of 100 new titles associated with The Little Prince, to be released by a French publishing company; a video game is in development, in addition to a 52-part animated series which will target storylines such as sustainability and protecting the planet. The Guardian.

It was the butler with the candlestick in the library Before the age of technology, evenings were spent poring over board games such as CLUE, struggling to put together the pieces to solve mysteries alongside your family and friends; though over the years board games have fallen to the wayside courtesy of video games, computers, and social networking sites, CLUE has remained a household name – and now it’s coming to the small screen! As part of The Hub, a new cable station being introduced by Discovery Communications and Hasbro Inc.; is said to be a weekly, half-hour live-action series which follows a youthful cast of characters as they find clues and work together to solve mysteries. Market Watch.

The missing piece to Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Readers were introduced to many dreadful characters within the pages of Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when it was first published back in 1964. The novel went on to spawn two films – 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder, and 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp – and introduced us to the spoiled Veruca Salt, vile Violet Beauregarde, gluttonous Augustus Gloop, obnoxious Mike Teavee, and the charming Charlie Bucket himself. But there were others. Before making it to press, Dahl had several other nasty children characters within Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s pages – children who didn’t make the cut. With the September 2010 release of The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets, you can meet these forgotten characters; as well as learn a bit more about the bestselling author. Publisher’s Weekly.

Over to you…what do you think of the revival of The Little Prince? Are you excited to see how the royal hero will translate to the small screen – why or why not? Are you excited to see a live-action version of Clue? Are you a fan of board games, or do you prefer technology? What do you think of Roald Dahl’s work? Will you be buying a copy of The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

2 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: August 10, 2010”

  1. Laney said

    CLUE!!!! I absoultely love Clue! I’m kinda about the live action tv show…But I doubt it will be better than the live action movie from the 80’s! That is the best movie ever! My best friends and I always watch that at our sleepovers! It’s our movie 🙂

  2. Nella said

    OMD, ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!!!!!!!! THERE’S GOING TO BE A CARTOON? I FREAKING LOVE THAT BOOK!
    *calms down*

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