Studio C has created a trio of Hunger Games-themed parody songs in anticipation of the release of Mockingjay Part 1. The sketch comedy group also shot a music video for each song and posted them on the BYUtv YouTube channel.
The Blank on Blank organization has created an animated video starring I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings memoirist Maya Angelou. The video embedded above features an unheard interview that took place in 1970 between the late author and Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction writer Louis “Studs” Terkel. In the past, the producers behind this YouTube channel made pieces about Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak and Infinite Jest novelist David Foster Wallace.
The Sesame Street gang stars in a Harry Potter parody called “Furry Potter and The Goblet of Cookies.” Cookie Monster plays the title role; he is guided by the wise Professor Crumblemore.
We’ve embedded the funny clip above–what do you think? In the past, the team behind Sesame Street has created parodies inspired by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Les Miserables, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. (via Bustle)
What would have happened if director David Fincher had casted cats for the Gone Girl adaptation? The feline fans that run the Pet Collective YouTube channel posted a “cute kitty version” of Gillian Flynn’s thriller story. We’ve embedded the full short film above—what do you think? (via Vanity Fair)
John Green has shared a behind-the-scenes video for the Paper Towns film adaptation on the vlogbrothers YouTube channel. The young adult novelist is serving as one of the executive producers for this project.
In the video embedded above, Green introduces executive producer Isaac Klausner, director Jake Schreier, and actors Halston Sage, Jaz Sinclair, and Justice Smith. Thus far, it has drawn more than 2,000 “likes” on Facebook.
Green has also posted several photos from the movie set on his Tumblr page. Paper Towns will hit theaters on June 19, 2015.
Reading Rainbow host and children’s book author LeVar Burton appeared on the Rooster Teeth podcast for a charity drive. BuzzFeed reports that during his visit, he read from his new picture book and Go The F*ck to Sleep. The video embedded above features his NSFW reading Adam Mansbach’s hit title out loud.
Follow this link to hear Burton recite the story from the newly released The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm. The actual audiobook for Go The F*ck to Sleep was narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson. (via kotaku.com)
Air New Zealand has unleashed “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made” on their YouTube channel. The video embedded above features the airline’s new Hobbit-themed safety video with appearances from actor Elijah Wood and filmmaker Peter Jackson.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the video is, in itself, a sequel to the airline’s 2012 safety video, An Unexpected Briefing, which brought actors and characters from the Tolkien story onboard one of Air New Zealand’s 777-300ER planes.” Follow this link to watch An Unexpected Briefing.
Autumn is in full swing! Don’t feel like going to the craft store? YouTuber Jenna DeAngeles shares her design for a door wreath using old books.
If you want to make this seasonal decoration, watch the video tutorial embedded above. Follow this link to learn how to make a DIY book-themed pumpkin statue. What Fall decor pieces do you enjoy making?