Judy Moody Movie News and More!

February 6th, 2011 by

A while back I posted that the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald is going to be made into a live-action movie. The movie’s going to be titled Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer and not only have they cast the film, they’ve already started production!

Jordana Beatty as Judy Moody, Parris Mosteller as Stink Moody, and Heather Graham as Aunt Opal

(I think Jordana looks like a GREAT fit! Judy Moody illustrator Peter Reynolds should be proud.)

In other news, a new books series by William Joyce, The Guardians of Childhood, is coming out next fall. We’ll be keeping an eye out on The Guardians of Childhood series, because unlike most series, it’s going to be seven picture books and six chapter books! It tells the tales of iconic characters like Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman. And if picture books AND chapter books aren’t enough for you, a movie is also in the works!

Check out the cast:

Chris Pine as Jack Frost, Alec Baldwin as Santa Claus (known as ‘North’), and Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny (‘Bunnymund’)
Isla Fisher as the Tooth Fairy (‘Tooth’) and Jude Law as the Boogeyman (‘Pitch’)

So, what do you guys think of these casting choices? I’m particularly curious about the Easter Bunny one…

— Nancy

Nancy’s very intrigued by the Guardians of Childhood series and can’t wait to read the picture books, then the chapter books, and then watch the movies! It’ll be like traveling through childhood, very quickly.

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