Pan's Labyrinth Musical In The Works. Look! Someone's Already Practicing Their Jazz Hands!
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Pan's Labyrinth Musical In The Works. Look! Someone's Already Practicing Their Jazz Hands!

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | December 7, 2012 | Comments ()


Hanukkah starts tomorrow so honor of you, the choosiest of chosen people, here's a round up of some remarkably classy and unbelievably elegant gifts. Nothing says Festival of Lights like fire-branding your toast, right? (CNN)

Though it may not be strictly Kosher, grab yourself a copy of the Jon Hamm coloring book. (Incredible Things)

In other declassy news, The Guardian has awarded their "Sh*t London In Pictures" awards. You know, just in case you thought it was all Dickensian cheer and chim-chim-chee-roo-ing over there. (The Guardian)

English treasure Sir Ian McKellan took to Twitter earlier this week to answer fan questions about The Hobbit and, once and for all, settle the question of Would You Rather: Aragorn vs. Legolas edition. Please, I beg of you, feast your eyes on McKellan's fancy Twitterin' shirt. (Nerd Approved)

Do you know why the Monopoly pieces (the Top Hat, the Car, the Scottie Dog) are shaped as they are? Well now you can. It might come up in a trivia game one day. I know how You People love your trivial knowledge. (TIF)

I cannot imagine why anyone thinks Pan's Labyrinth would make a good musical, but I am more than willing to watch them try. (Geekosystem)

Josh has a round-up of this year's 12 Greatest Celebrity Couples. Fat Mac! In my opinion, he released the list too early. Lohan and Sheen, man. That trainwreck is going to be Internet gold. (Uproxx)

Some enterprising pomologists have engineered a pineapple that tastes like coconut. Meet me at midnight on the dunes of the cape, you crafty scientists. (Laughing Squid)

Wrap yourselves in layers of hipster 90s nostalgia with this Home Alone Christmas sweater. (THD)

I've seen a lot of "look how my tummy swells with baby" time lapse photos, but this is by far the cutest one I've come across. I like that, at one point, her feet are too swollen to fit in those damn boots. (Neatorama)

I'm not a huge "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" fan, but even I think Charlie Day's Pepe Silvia breakdown is one of the finest TV comedic moments in recent memory. As such, I find this "Homeland"/Pepe mash-up an absolute delight.

And, to send you off into the bright, blue sky of a weekend, here's the gag reel from Season Four of "Breaking Bad." Cranston, you gem of a pearl of a man. Never leave us.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • BlackRabbit

    Apropos of nothing, does it seem like Cranston (The Shadow!) could do a really good Adam West voice?

  • Guest

    That pineapple has a reservation in my belly. And it will be a glorious experience

  • DarthCorleone

    The pregnancy time lapse is indeed cute.

    Monopoly is the most overrated board game in the history of gaming.

  • Mrcreosote

    The guy who wrote the Monopoly article is Eugene from Grease. I find that almost as fascinating as the article. Look I have issues alright?

  • lowercase_ryan

    I've watched that mash-up 3 times already today and I'm ready to change all of my screen names to Pepe Silvia.

  • Mrs. Julien

    This is where I reiterate that I loathed Pan's Labyrinth. The prospective addition of jazz hands just annmillers it into a seething cauldron of abhorrence for me.

  • duckandcover
  • duckandcover

    Also, ignore the fact that Disqus is once more being weird. This posted twice!

  • Fabius_Maximus

    It's all good. We can upvote it twice.

  • Guest


  • BendinIntheWind
  • Mrs. Julien


  • BendinIntheWind

    I'm curious, what made you hate it so much?

  • Mrs. Julien

    As I noted in another comment below, I have no need for fairy tales about fascism. And it was gross.

  • emmelemm

    Did you just make "annmiller" a verb? You are so adorable.

  • emmelemm

    Off topic and rude... but are we going to have an American Horror Story post to kick around this week? Ian McShane!

  • Bert_McGurt

    Word is the show is taking a longer-than-expected hiatus in order to replace all the half-eaten scenery. It was gloriously worth it.

  • emmelemm

    The show may take a hiatus (and yes, I get that you're kidding), but Pajiba writers are not allowed to go on hiatus!

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Um... sorry but I think those are actually "spirit fingers"...

  • Mitchell Hundred

    Now I want to buy that Star of David toaster and use the toast to make a BLT with a glass of milk on the side. And if that doesn't tear the very fabric of reality asunder, then I fucking give up.

  • BWeaves

    I'm sorry, but my Nana already beat you to it. She used to make ham and cheese sandwiches on matzoh for my mom on Passover back in the 1930s. Nana was such a little heretic.

  • KatSings

    JESUS CHRIST WITH THAT HEADER! I literally cannot handle Pale Man. Every time y'all use it, I yell wherever I am and desperately try to scroll around it quickly so that I can still read things and not remember the trauma that was sitting through Pan's Labyrinth (not because it was bad, because it was that fucked up for me). STOP USING IT!

  • BWeaves


  • googergieger

    Sure, but when I pitch, "Schindler's List: The Musical", I get gasp laughed out of the building!

  • BWeaves

    Schindler's List: The Musical has already been done.

    Playing For Time is a 1980 CBS television film, written by Arthur Miller and Fania Fénelon, based on Fénelon's autobiography, The Musicians of Auschwitz. Vanessa Redgrave stars as acclaimed musician Fania Fénelon.

    Playing For Time was based on Fénelon's experience as a female prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp, where she and a group of classical musicians were spared in return for performing music for their captors. The film was also adapted as a play by Arthur Miller.

  • But if Stephen Spielberg announced he himself was writing Schindler's List: The Musical, the news would be praised on every entertainment blog.

  • BWeaves

    Sir Ian better live as long as Gandalf. He's precious.

  • Hear me out. Pan's Labyrinth is an emotional story filled with fantasy and wonder. It has a huge cast of characters and big highs and lows. It's about a child discovering a the world for the first time while the adults in her life try to protect her by destroying her. It's Annie with monsters and fairies and has the potential to be a gloriously dark and dazzling musical.

  • $2786243

    I agree, although I'm concerned about how much of the darkness in the film will be lost in the translation to the stage. I think they can keep all of the sad stuff and still have a big-finish 'happy ending' in the stage show, but they tend to take out the more disturbing material for Broadway adaptations. I remember being in a bookstore and these women saw Wicked on the shelf, and they began cooing over how much they loved the show, and perhaps they should get the book! I leaned over and said, 'Just so you know, the musical is really nothing like the book.' I'm not sure these gals would have appreciated, say, the tiger-fellating scene.

    Or maybe they would have. Who knows.

  • BWeaves

    If the jazz hands don't scare the living fuck out of you.

  • Mrs. Julien

    The only thing worse than a fairytale about fascism would be a musical fairytale about fascism.

    Is it just me or does that cover A LOT of Disney movies?

  • BWeaves

    Springtime for Hitler in Germany, fa-la-la.

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