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Romeo & Juliet Projects, Part 3

Posted in 2013-2014 school year with tags , , , , , , on April 18, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

Here’s the third go-around where I’ll be bragging on my students’ work on their Romeo & Juliet movie pitches. Students were asked to come up with a modern spin on the classic tale.



So here’s a cool one… this group imagined a Pixar-quality animated film where the contents of a fridge come to life and play out the story of Romeo & Juliet. They played careful attention to the feud aspect of the Montagues and Capulets by casting Pepsi products as one family… and Coca-Cola products as the other.



Here’s another reworking of an already-exisiting property: Romance Time, an Adventure Time take on Romeo & Juliet featuring many of the characters from the popular animated series. Seeing as I’m a pretty big fan of AT myself, I heartily approved.




Here, in close up, are some examples of casting for one of the projects. You can see the though process of some of my students and their conclusions.

Thrift Store Finds: Vintage Mickey’s Christmas Carol glass tumbler

Posted in thrift store finds with tags , , , , , on March 16, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

An unseasonable Thrift Store Find this week.

In a lot of ways, my favorite book is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Equal parts a time travel story, a horror story, and a holiday tale, A Christmas Carol might have been written and published by Dickens for purely economic reasons but I still love it unreservedly. Further, I love all the hundreds of iterations of A Christmas Carol there are in the world just as much. Hundreds of adaptations on stage and screen have secured their takes on Ebenezer Scrooge and the Christmas ghosts… everyone from Mr. Magoo to Alex P. Keaton.

Of those adaptations, I’ve got a special place in my heart for Mickey’s Christmas Carol, a 1983 adaptation of Dickens’ work starring the large stable of Disney cartoon characters. Originally produced as a theatrical cartoon short paired with The Rescuers, I grew up with Mickey’s Christmas Carol as a mainstay of my holiday special binge-watching.


This glass tumbler was produced by Coca-Cola in 1982 as a promotional giveaway.


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