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The Gashlycrumb Tinies

On YouTube, a nice animation based on Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies, by Matt Duplessie of Clandestiny:

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat: A New Arrangement

Sumanguru Gyra Jones, from Somewhere West of the Everglades, proposes his own arrangement of Edward Lear’s poem: Download He also has an arrangement of Lewis Carroll’s “The Jabberwocky”:

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Tomfoolery

At long last I have managed to see an episode of Tomfoolery, the 1970-1971 Rankin-Bass show based upon the nonsensical verse and whimsical characters of authors such as Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Frank Gelett Burgess, and Lewis Carroll. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland by Unsuk Chin

Korean composer Unsuk Chin‘s opera based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland was premiered on 30 June at the Munich festival and has been favourably reviewed in the Guardian and the Los Angeles Times. More information, including a photogallery and … Continue reading

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Another Owl and Pussy-Cat Reading

Edward Lear’s most famous poem is performed by the “amazing” Kazzy, with limited animation: The Owl and the PussycatCaricato da norrisnuvo

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More UPA: Christopher Crumpet

There are a lot of UPA cartoons on YouTube; I had never seen Christopher Crumpet (1953), another story drawn in a pseudo-simple style reminiscent of Edward Lear with a largely nonsensical tale by T. Hee and Robert Cannon. The cartoon … Continue reading

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The Unicorn in the Garden

James Thurber‘s drawings, once extremely popular, place him firmly in the tradition of Edward Lear’s apparently childish illustration, while his stories tend to be mildly satiric or parodistic. One of the most famous of these, The Unicorn in the Garden, … Continue reading

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