12 Pop Culture Icons Reimagined As Little Golden Books
When Little Golden Books were conceived as a series of realistic children's books in 1942, this probably isn't what co-creator Lucy Mitchell had in mind. But almost anyone who grew up reading 'The Poky Little Puppy' or 'The Saggy Baggy Elephant' would love to get their hands on some satirically nostalgic takes on today's popular movies and television shows. Sadly it is not to be…yet. But until then, we'll have to let our imaginations tell the stories promised by these brilliant fan art covers.
#1: A 'Walking Dead' Little Golden BookArt By: Brodie H. Brockie
#2: A 'Game of Thrones' Little Golden BookArt By: Joanna Johnen
From Doctor Who to Walter White, see ten more pop culture icons re-imagined as the protagonists of their own Little Golden Books after the jump!
1971 | Family | GSummary: A reclusive and brilliant chocolatier invites a group of children into his outlandish factory so that he might choose a successor to his position.Director: Mel Stuart
Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum
1997 | Comedy | RSummary: Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything is going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell
2013 | Drama | TV-MASummary: The second season of this show set in a women’s prison finds the supporting cast of characters frequently commanding center stage.Director: Jenji Kohan (creator)
Cast: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
1974 | Comedy | NRSummary: Good Times gave actors like Esther Rolle, John Amos and Jimmie Walker loads of great material as members of a family living in Chicago’s inner city, and for a couple years was one of mainstream America’s most reliable views of black American life -- at least until producers allowed it to become a...Director: Mike Evans, Norman Lear, Eric Monte (creators)
Cast: John Amos, Esther Rolle, Jimmie Walker, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis
2007 | Drama | TV-14Summary: One of the best shows ever to air on television explores the origins of modern advertising, sexual relationships and social structures, with star-making turns from Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and Christina Hendricks.Director: Matthew Weiner (creator)
Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery
1944 | Thriller | NRSummary: What more do you need for a film noir than a devious wife, an insurance agent who can’t stop thinking about her, and an unsuspecting husband?Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
2013 | Drama | PG-13Summary: A young woman visits her one surviving family member just prior to taking her final vows as a nun, and learns far more about life, faith and her family history than she expects.Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
1994 | Comedy | RSummary: Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives.Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith
1978 | Music | PGSummary: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?Director: Randal Kleiser
Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway
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