Episode #320: Like a Spider Waiting for the Kill

The Adaptation team talks Cruella (2021)!

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Commentary #23: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

Watch One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) with us!

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Episode #317: Masculine Laughter

The Adaptation team covers The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith, published in 1956, and you can tell.

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Episode #315: Super Squirrel

Dorin and Kendyl discuss the movie Flora & Ulysses (2021) and the differences in family dynamics from the book that it’s based on.

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Episode #313: A Loop, a Whirl, a Vertical Climb

Dorin and Kendyl cover the delightful, layered middle grade book Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.

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Episode #303: The Witches Who Lunch

The Adaptation hosts watched The Witches (2020) and could truly go on-and-on about all the visual elements, from the updated way the witches look to every piece of clothing. But there’s more to talk about with our hero, the grandmother, and the addition of a new mouse friend.

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Episode #298: So Much Nightmare Fuel

Not shying away from taking this children’s book too seriously, the Adaptation hosts discuss The Witches by Roald Dahl: the politics, the reproductive process, and the entrepreneurial possibilities of a traveling mouse circus that fronts as a witch hunting operation.

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Episode #250: Mary Poppins’ Magic

Jess and Kendyl talk Mary Poppins Returns (2018), how it stacks up to the original, references to the books, and the gorgeous costumes.

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Episode #247: The Nutcracker in Wonderland

Jenn and Kendyl return with a discussion of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) and the book and ballet it’s based on.

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Vlog: The Phantom of the Opera Spotlight

Jenn spotlights the significant adaptations of Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera

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Episode #216: Welcome to Jumanji, We Got Fun and Games

The Adaptation hosts talk about what worked about turning Jumanji into a videogame, their headcanons on how it evolves, and how the characters worked in and out of the game world.

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Commentary #17: Jumanji (1995)

While reliving childhood memories of Jumanji (1995), Jenn, Sarah, and Kendyl realize how traumatic parts of the film are, but still have just as much fun as ever watching it.

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Vlog: The Lie Tree Dreamcast

In which Jess dream casts the characters – and the director! – for Frances Hardinge’s Costa Award-winning book The Lie Tree!

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Vlog: Musicals Based on Movies

In which Kendyl lists the many musicals that were inspired by movies.

‘Footloose’: The OKG true Hollywood story

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Episode #181: The Road to Ozland

header181Kendyl and Dorin return to the merry ol’ land with Ozland (2015). Inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the hosts bat around several theories about the world of the film and come back to the same theme as the original: you already have what you’re looking for.

Question(s) of the Week: Real or not real? Did Leif go to Oz or is he dead?

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Episode #180: Adorable Beasts and How to Catch Them

header180Adaptation dives into the Wizarding World for the first time! They discuss American wizarding society, the revelation of the obscurious, and all the beasts included in Fantastic Beasts (2016).

Question(s) of the Week: Where is the series going from here? What characters will we follow and where will it take place?

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Vlog: Once Upon a Marigold Dreamcast

Yet another dream cast by Jenn–this time of Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris!

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Episode #168: The Big Friendly Sandman

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Covering all The BFGs in one episode, the hosts talk Roald Dahl, 1989, and 2016 versions, with an extra shot of farting corgis in for good measure.

Question of the Week: Why does he collect dreams? Who gave him this job?

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Commentary #14: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

comheader014Adaptation watches Alice in Wonderland (2010) along with you to prep for the sequel.

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Episode #158: The Law of the Jungle Book

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Ryan and Kendyl discuss the 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book.

Question of the Week: Do the prominent actors voicing these characters distract or add to the movie?

We also have a commentary on the 1967 animated Disney film.

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