Madeline

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Madeline
Madeline-1939.jpg
The cover to the original 1939 Madeline children's book
Author Ludwig Bemelmans
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Published 1939
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Audiobook

Madeline is an media franchise that originated as a series of children's books written by Ludwig Bemelmans,[1] an Austrian author. The books have been adapted into numerous formats, spawning telefilms, television series and a live action feature film. The adaptations are famous for the closing line, first uttered by actress Ethel Barrymore in a play, "That's all there is; there isn't any more."[2] The stories takes place in a Catholic boarding school in Paris. Much of the media start with the line "In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines ...". The stories often are written entirely in rhyme, and include simple themes of daily life which appeal to children.

Book series[edit]

In film[edit]

The earliest appearance in the cinema was in the 1952 animated short Madeline, produced by United Productions of America (UPA) and directed by Bob Cannon. It was nominated for the 1952 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons), but lost to Tom and Jerry's seventh cartoon Johann Mouse.[citation needed]

In 1959, William L. Snyder's Rembrandt Films produced animated adaptations of Madeline's Rescue, Madeline and the Bad Hat and Madeline and the Gypsies for the educational film market. The latter two were featured, along with other similar adaptations of children's books, in Snyder and Gene Deitch's 1966 theatrical feature Alice of Wonderland in Paris.[3][4][5]

In 1964, David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng released by Madeline after the Warner Bros. Studios was closed in 1963. In 1967, Alex Lovy and William Hendricks made up some ideas for the show. Those films were ended in 1969.

A live-action feature adaptation of Madeline, produced in France by Jaffilms but shot in English, was released in 1998 by TriStar Pictures. It starred Hatty Jones as the title character, Frances McDormand as Miss Clavel and a supporting cast with British actors Ben Daniels and Nigel Hawthorne. Its script encompassed the plots of four of the books. Original music was composed by Michel Legrand and Carly Simon sang the theme song "In Two Straight Lines". It was directed by Daisy Mayer.[6][7]

In television[edit]

Audiobooks[edit]

Madeline audiobooks have been appearing since the early 1970s as vinyl records. The record typically consists of a mixture of stories and songs.

The first soundtrack for the TV series was Madeline's Favorite Songs, released in 1995. It contains 16 tracks of music composed by Joe Raposo or Jeffrey Zahn with lyrics by Judy Rothman and Howard Ashman from the DIC and Cinar specials.[8] The second soundtrack, Hats off to Madeline, was released in 1996. It contained 17 tracks of music from the 1993 and 1995 episodes with music by Andy Street and lyrics by Judy Rothman.[9] In 2002, the latest Madeline soundtrack to date, Sing-A-Long With Madeline, was released, featuring 27 tracks of music from the 2001 episodes and they were also written by Andy Street and Judy Rothman.[10]

Video games[edit]

Madeline CD-ROMs started appearing in the early 1990s, in time with the TV show. The CDs were compatible with both Microsoft Windows-based PCs and Macs. They were published by Creative Wonders.

Title Publisher Release Date(s)
Madeline and the Magnificent Puppet Show: A Learning Journey Creative Wonders 1995
Madeline European Adventures[11] The Learning Company[11]

Creative Wonders

1996
Madeline Thinking Games[12] Creative Wonders 1996
Madeline 1st and 2nd Grade Creative Wonders 1997
Madeline Rainy Day Activities[13] Creative Wonders 1998
Madeline Preschool and Kindergarten Creative Wonders 1997
Madeline 1st and 2nd Grade Reading Creative Wonders 1999
Madeline 1st and 2nd Grade Math Creative Wonders 1999

Toys[edit]

Madeline toys were initially produced by Eden Toys LLC, since acquired by Learning Curve. Most popular during the 1990s was a Madeline rag doll, with a signature half-smile and scar from the appendectomy that corresponds with the story from the book.[14]

DVD releases[edit]

Films[edit]

Title Region 1
release date
Region 2
release date
Distributor(s)
Madeline:
The Movie
15 December 1998 (1998-12-15)[15] 18 October 1998 (1998-10-18)[16] TriStar Pictures
Madeline -
Lost In Paris
13 April 2010 (2010-04-13)[17] 15 June 2011 (2011-06-15) Shout! Factory
My Fair Madeline
3 February 2009 (2009-02-03)[18] 1 October 2003 (2003-10-01)[19] MGM
Prism Leisure

Television series[edit]

Title Region 1
release date
Episode(s) Distributor(s)
Madeline:
And Her Friends
7 June 2011 (2011-06-07)[20] Madeline And The Soccer Star[20]
Madeline’s Singing Dog[20]
Madeline And The Missing Clown[20]
Madeline And The Talking Parrot[20]
Madeline And The Big Cheese[20]
Madeline’s Rescue[20]
Shout! Factory
Madeline:
On The Town
8 March 2011 (2011-03-08)[21] Madeline And The Wedding[21]
Madeline On Stage[21]
Madeline And The Fashion Show[21]
Madeline And The Ballet[21]
Madeline At The Costume Party[21]
Madeline's Birthday At The Zoo[21]
Shout! Factory
Madeline:
Christmas
19 October 2010 (2010-10-19)[22] Madeline's Winter Vacation[22]
Madeline and Santa[22]
Madeline at the North Pole[22]
Madeline and the Ice Skates[22]
Madeline's Holiday with Mr. Grump[22]
Shout! Factory
Madeline:
Halloween
17 August 2010 (2010-08-17)[23] Madeline's Halloween[23]
Madeline and the Mean, Nasty Horrible Hats[23]
Madeline and the Mummy[23]
Madeline and the Haunted Castle[23]
Madeline and the Spider Lady[23]
Shout! Factory
Madeline:
Great Adventures
29 June 2009 (2009-06-29)[24] Madeline And The Magic Carpet[24]
Madeline On Safari[24]
Madeline And The Lost Crown[24]
Madeline And The Gypsies[24]
Madeline And The Pirates[24]
Madeline And The Forty Thieves[24]
Shout! Factory
Madeline:
Dog Stories
3 June 2003 (2003-06-03)[25] Madeline and the Dog Show[25]
Madeline Rescue[25]
Sony Pictures
Madeline Adventures:
Volume 1
3 June 2003 (2003-06-03)[26] Madeline and the Pirates[26]
Madeline and the Gypsies[26]
Sony Pictures
Madeline:
The Star
11 February 2003 (2003-02-11)[27] Madeline in Hollywood[27]
Madeline and the Soccer Star[27]
Sony Pictures
Madeline:
Easter
11 February 2003 (2003-02-11)[28] Madeline and the Easter Bonnet[28]
Madeline and the Bad Hat[28]
Sony Pictures
Madeline:
Christmas
24 September 2002 (2002-09-24)[29] Madeline's Christmas[29]
Madeline and the Toy Factory[29]
Sony Pictures
Madeline:
Winter
24 September 2002 (2002-09-24)[30] Madeline's Winter Vacation[30]
Madeline in London[30]
Sony Pictures
Madeline-Best Episodes Ever
Volume 1
28 May 2002 (2002-05-28)[31] Madeline at the Ballet[31]
Madeline in New York[31]
Sony Pictures
Madeline-Best Episodes Ever
Volume 2
28 May 2002 (2002-05-28)[32] Madeline and the 40 Thieves[32]
Madeline and the New House[32]
Sony Pictures
Bonjour Madeline: the Original Specials
TV special
10 September 2013 (2013-09-10) Madeline (pilot)[28]
Madeline's Christmas[25]
Madeline's Rescue[29]
Madeline and the Bad Hat[31]
Madeline and the Gypsies[32]
Madeline in London[24]
Mill Creek Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Author Ludwig Bemelmans". Barbara Bemelmans. Madeline.com. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ethel Barrymore Is Dead at 79; One of Stage's 'Royal Family'". New York Times. June 19, 1959. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  3. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States. University of California Press. 1997. p. 17. ISBN 0-520-20970-2. 
  4. ^ Phil Hall (October 6, 2006). "The Bootleg Files:Alice of Wonderland in Paris". Film Threat. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  5. ^ Jerry Beck (2005). The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 12. ISBN 1-55652-591-5. 
  6. ^ "Archive.org mirror of Madeline movie site". Web.archive.org. 2002-08-16. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  7. ^ Kristin Hohenadel, January 18, 1998, New York Times, "FILM; 'In an Old House In Paris . . . .' ", accessed November 3, 2007
  8. ^ "Madelines Favorite Songs". Amazon.com. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Hats Off To Madeline: Songs From The Hit TV Series [Soundtrack]". Amazon.com. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Sing-A-Long With Madeline". Amazon.com. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Madeline European Adventures". Amazon.Com. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Madeline Thinking Games". Amazon.Com. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Madeline Rainy Day Activities". Moby-Games.Com. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Madeline Toys". Madeline Online. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "Madeline [DVD][1999]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  16. ^ "Madeline (1998)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  17. ^ "The Madeline Movie: Lost In Paris". Amazon.Com. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  18. ^ "My Fair Madeline". Amazon.Com. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  19. ^ "My Fair Madeline". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g "Madeline And Her Friends". Amazon.com. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g "MadelineOn The Town". Amazon.com. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  22. ^ a b c d e f "Madeline's Christmas And Other Wintery Tales". Amazon.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  23. ^ a b c d e f "Madeline's Halloween And Other Spooky Tales". Amazon.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h "Madeline's Great Adventures (2009)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  25. ^ a b c d "Madeline's Dog Stories". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  26. ^ a b c "Madeline's Adventures". Amazon.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  27. ^ a b c "Madeline: The Star (2003)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  28. ^ a b c d "Madeline's Easter (Madeline and the Easter Bonnet/Madeline and the Bad Hat) (1993)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  29. ^ a b c d "Madeline's Christmas/Madeline and the Toy Factory (1993)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  30. ^ a b c "Madeline's Winter Vacation/Madeline in London (1993)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  31. ^ a b c d "Best of Madeline - Madeline at the Ballet/Madeline in New York (Vol. 1) (1993)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  32. ^ a b c d "Madeline - The Best Episodes Ever - Madeline and the 40 Thieves/Madeline and the New House (Vol. 2) (1993)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 

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