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Los Angeles Times on How to Transform Beedle the Bard Into a Film

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Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2008, 06:20 PM

Thanks to reader arkapain, for the link to this article in the Los Angeles Times on how to turn Beedle the Bard into a movie. Suggestions include turning it into Potter prequel using Dumbledore's commentary, expand "The Warlock's Hairy Heart" (and no messing with the ending!), create more than five tales and use them for an animated spinoff, or make the greatest HP DVD extras ever. A lot more on these ideas at the link. Enjoy!

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36 Comments

budb

er, folks, havent any of you seen the old disney animated pics that are essentially short stories stitched together…including the winnie the pooh and song of the south films? or fantasia 1 and 2 for that matter?

the question i see is different: is there enough material in those five stories to create 90-120 minutes of film? probably not….unless you really padded out the stories with non-JKR material.

now, if they throw in Grumble the Grubby Goat as well, that might be interesting….

Posted by budb on December 17, 2008, 12:12 AM report to moderator
Daryl

yeah, maybe they would make a film of Tales of Beedle the Bard!
WB loves money so probably they would,
And that love for money is the reason why they moved the release of HBP
Money, money, money

Posted by Daryl on December 17, 2008, 03:46 AM report to moderator
marypao

I would love to see it as a video with Emma Watson and Rupert Grint reprising their roles (live action) reading the tales as bedtime stories for Rose and Hugo (stories would be animated). She would read the hopping pot one since she’s into the social activism. The kids would ask for another resulting in Ron reading the Tale of the Three Brothers. They would bicker as they turned off the light as to whether or not the story had a happy ending. After they leave, Fred’s ghost would come out to play. (yeah I know he probably moved “on” but humor me). He would read them the Hairy Heart which would ellicit a noisy response. Herm. & Ron would come back into the room – she’s still blaming Ron for the last story because Fred’s ghost has disappeared. They calm the kids down by reading the Fountain of Fair Fortune. In the end, they walk of the room again, as they close the door, Fred appears again – watching over the kids as they sleep.

Posted by marypao on December 17, 2008, 04:09 AM report to moderator
hambro

Warner bros will not make beedle the bard movie, they just won’t! But if they did it would have to be interesting and yes, the story would have to be dragged out but I like the animated series idea…

Posted by hambro on December 17, 2008, 04:34 AM report to moderator
burningpumpkins

They just have to come along and RUIN everything, don’t they.

Posted by burningpumpkins on December 17, 2008, 07:04 AM report to moderator
liv

WB just wants are money is what I think. Back away from Beedle WB!

Posted by liv on December 17, 2008, 08:21 AM report to moderator
Neil

I think it be a good idea to make them as 5 short films. These stories can’t be made any longer than 20 minutes. Get 5 directors to make each of them. It could work.

Posted by Neil on December 17, 2008, 09:23 AM report to moderator
kassia

I think it would be cool for Beedle the Bard to be a film, but I don’t think it would quite work. Spend more time on making Deathly Hallows great, WB, and we’ll be happy.

Posted by kassia on December 17, 2008, 09:24 AM report to moderator
Flo

In keeping with the spirit of the novel, I think Warner should only be allowed to turn Beedle into a movie if a fair amount of the proceeds go to the CHLG charity.

Posted by Flo on December 17, 2008, 09:42 AM report to moderator
joana

i think the school play theme is awesome.. maybe they could set it during hugo, rose, lily etc’s time. you know what, i don’t care if they show the beedle stories. i just want more HP!

Posted by joana on December 17, 2008, 11:32 AM report to moderator
hannah

if they made a beedle the bard film then i would hope that the gave all the money they made to charity. And also i don’t think it would work, it’s meant to be this little fairy tale book all money going to charity to make awareness of the charity. so if they make a film i hope that’s wherre the money goes

Posted by hannah on December 17, 2008, 11:53 AM report to moderator
hannah

But then… if they made really good, made it work, then it would be amazing. but the money goes to charity! :D

Posted by hannah on December 17, 2008, 11:58 AM report to moderator
Saturn

WB had better do a good job, or i will SUE them!!!

Posted by Saturn on December 17, 2008, 12:41 PM report to moderator
Peter_7

Quite frankly, the only of the “so called options” that I agree with is adding the Tales of Beedle the Bard as part of the DVD’s.

I understand Warner Brothers is an enterprise and is thus looking for money. Yet there is also an “overexplotation of the market”. Too much of anything may harm the thing itself. And I don’t mean fans, we’d probably love to see more and more potter everyday. Yet, all things must come to an end, and Warner Brothers, instead of being a hero for bringing potter to the screens, will end up known as the terrible group that ruined the Potter films…

Posted by Peter_7 on December 17, 2008, 01:18 PM report to moderator
llol

well i would love more hp movies. so whatever they choose i hope they can stay to the book.

Posted by llol on December 17, 2008, 01:58 PM report to moderator
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