Phantom Tollbooth Documentary Available Online

By Jason Boog Comment

The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations documentary is now available online, you can buy a DRM-free digital copy online for $9.99.

Earlier this year, we wrote about how filmmaker Hannah Jayanti raised funds on Kickstarter to finish the documentary about the making of The Phantom Tollbooth documentary. Here’s more about the film:

Through interviews, animation and archival materials, the documentary traces the friendship between author Norton Juster and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Jules Feiffer, and the wit and wisdom of the novel over half a century. Starting with its opening sequence, featuring actor David Hyde Pierce narrating an animated sequence created for the documentary, the film introduces viewers to the hilarious world of The Phantom Tollbooth, along with some of the novel’s more serious themes. Discover Norton Juster’s word play, watch Jules Feiffer draw Tollbooth protagonist Milo for the camera, and hear children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle reflect on the creative process and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik share what makes the book a classic.