The Phantom Tollbooth

Ok, so this has nothing to do with libraries and the massive amount of finals work I’m doing now, but I just discovered that The Phantom Tollbooth, one of the greatest movies ever made (no, I don’t love hyperbole at all), is NOT available on DVD. This is a travesty, people. Thankfully, someone else agrees and has set up a petition to re-release the movie. If you find yourself as appalled as I am that you are unable to Netflix this childhood classic, go ahead and add your signature. The petition site is a little funny, and it’s quite likely that signing it will have no effect, but you don’t need to give them your email address or anything, so it can’t hurt, right?

In lieu of blowing off finals-related stress this weekend with that excellent movie, I’ll just have to try to find a copy of the book in the library this afternoon.

(I have been on a serious YA lit kick lately. I’m not particularly interested in reading anything new, though; I’ve been revisiting the classic and not-so-classic books of my childhood. Anyone else remember The Dollhouse Murders? On the list for the coming weeks: James and the Giant Peach, The Borrowers, Anastasia Krupnik, and The Pistachio Prescription.)

2 thoughts on “The Phantom Tollbooth

  1. westwardbound

    I have never seen the movie–eek!–but have read the Tollbooth gazillions of times.

    A lot of my childhood favorites are out of print: The Velvet Room, The Silver Crown…

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