Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl discuss legacies once again with the film Rumble (2021).Continue reading
Category Archives: Children’s Book
Episode #333: Spectacular Tentacular
Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl talk about the graphic novel Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell.Continue reading
Episode #320: Like a Spider Waiting for the Kill
The Adaptation team talks Cruella (2021)!Continue reading
Commentary #23: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
Watch One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) with us!Continue reading
Episode #317: Masculine Laughter
The Adaptation team covers The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith, published in 1956, and you can tell.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Episode #313: A Loop, a Whirl, a Vertical Climb
Dorin and Kendyl cover the delightful, layered middle grade book Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vlog: The Phantom of the Opera Spotlight
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.
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.
Vlog: The Lie Tree Dreamcast
Vlog: Musicals Based on Movies
Episode #181: The Road to Ozland
Kendyl 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?
Episode #180: Adorable Beasts and How to Catch Them
Adaptation 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?
Vlog: Once Upon a Marigold Dreamcast
Episode #168: The Big Friendly Sandman
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?