The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations | Mid-Length Documentary
55 mins, premiered at The New Yorker Festival 2013

The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations is a mid-length documentary about the classic children's book and the 50 year friendship of author Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer. Featuring interviews with David Hyde Pierce, Eric Carle, Adam Gopnik, and Jason Epstein, among others. The soundtrack features Devendra Banhart and The Penguin Cafe Orchestra.  

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The film premiered at The New Yorker Festival and went on to screen at museums and universities across the country including the Smithsonian, Eric Carle Museum, New York Public Library, BlackRock Center for the Arts. The film was generously and enthusiastically supported by nearly 1,000 Kickstarter Backers.

Hannah Jayanti | director, co-producer, co-writer, editor
Janice L. Kaplan | producer, co-writer
Jeremy Haik | co-producer, dp
Ranjan Das | assistant editor, motion graphics
David Hyde Pierce | animation narrator
Andrew Tisher | animation script co-writer
Michael Coffman | animation music & sound design
Eleanor Stewart | stop motion animation
Scott Hirsch | sound mixer & editor