L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables

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(see also Anne of Green Gables (disambiguation))

L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
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Genre Historical period drama
Based on Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery
Written by Susan Coyne
Directed by John Kent Harrison
Starring
Composer(s) Lawrence Shragge
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Joan Lambur
  • Peter Williamson
  • Nat Abraham
  • Ira Levy
  • Michael McGuigan
  • Kate Macdonald Butler
  • Ramon Estevez
Producer(s) Ross Leslie
Cinematography Ousama Rawi
Editor(s) Ron Wisman
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Breakthrough Entertainment
Distributor 9 Story Media Group
Release
Original network YTV
Original release
  • February 15, 2016 (2016-02-15)

L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is a Canadian television film based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel of the same name. It first aired on YTV on February 15, 2016 and starred Ella Ballentine, Martin Sheen and Sara Botsford. Montgomery's granddaughter, Kate Macdonald Butler, was one of the film's executive producers.[1] The film's world premiere was held February 2, 2016 at the Canadian Museum of History.[2][3]

The 90-minute film replaced the previously announced 13-part series that had been set to film in 2013.[4] It was filmed in Milton, Ontario and Prince Edward Island (although an opening scene shows a filmed excerpt in the UK with a British train passing and disappearing from a tunnel in 2015).[5][6]

Cast[edit]

International Distribution[edit]

The film was released theatrically in Australia and New Zealand on June 9 and July 7, 2016, respectively, by Umbrella Entertainment.[7] The company also released it on DVD on October 10, 2016.[8] In the United Kingdom, the movie aired on ITV3 on August 28, 2016 and was later released on DVD on March 20, 2017 by Second Sight Films.[9][10]

US rights were acquired by PBS, and the film was released on DVD on November 8, with the channel broadcasting it on November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day).[11][12] The network claims the television run was seen by more than 3.2 million viewers, with an additional 230,000 watching online.[13]

The movie has also seen a release in Germany, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.[14][15][16][17] In Japan, it'll be released theatrically on May 6, 2017 and later home video, by Happinet Corporation and Synergy Entertainment.[18]

Sequels[edit]

On September 19, 2016, YTV's parent company, Corus Entertainment announced that they had given the greenlight to two sequels; Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars for broadcast in 2017, and Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew in 2018.[19] The Good Stars premiered on February 20, 2017. Bumped up from its original 2018 release window, Fire & Dew premiered on July 1, 2017.[20] PBS has also picked up both followups.[13]

Year Title Anne Shirley Notes Director
2016 L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables Ella Ballentine John Kent Harrison
2017 [21] Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars
Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart, Dave (January 15, 2016). "New Anne of Green Gables movie to air on Islander Day". The Guardian. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, daughter check out new Anne of Green Gables movie". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. February 8, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ "In brief: Industry awards, mid-season debuts, Anne bows in style". Playback. Brunico Communications. February 9, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Anne of Green Gables returns to TV". CBC News. June 11, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ Desjardins, Lynn (January 19, 2016). "Preview of new movie on Anne of Green Gables". Radio Canada International. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ "CBC visits set of new Anne of Green Gables movie". CBC News. June 14, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ "L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables". Umbrella Entertainment. June 8, 2016. Archived from the original Check |url= value (help) on June 8, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Anne of Green Gables - DVD & Blu-Ray". Umbrella Entertainment. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Anne of Green Gables - Second Sight Films". Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  10. ^ Pinto, Jordan (September 9, 2016). "Deals: Breakthrough, Squeeze, Cineflix, Force Four". Playback. Brunico Communications. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  11. ^ Lefebvre, Benjamin (September 1, 2016). "L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables on DVD". L.M. Montgomery Online. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  12. ^ Vlessing, Etan (June 12, 2016). "PBS Acquires Martin Sheen's 'Anne of Green Gables' Reboot for U.S. Broadcast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Pinto, Jordan (March 15, 2017). "PBS scoops up two more Anne MOWs". Playback. Brunico Communications. 
  14. ^ "Anne of Green Gables Heads to Germany". License Global. July 21, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Az HBO augusztusi újdonságai". SorozatWiki. August 1, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Anne z Green Gables (2016) - Televize". Fdb.cz. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Premiery HBO (sierpień 2016)". August 7, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  18. ^ Padovano Tong, Joanna (March 29, 2017). "Breakthrough's Anne of Green Gables Heads to Japan". Worldscreen.com. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  19. ^ Pinto, Jordan (September 19, 2016). "Corus greenlights two more Anne MOWs". Playback. Brunico Communications. 
  20. ^ Reid, Regan (January 30, 2017). "YTV preps Anne of Green Gables sequels". Playback. Brunico Communications. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Anne of Green Gables Grows Up in the Good Stars" (http://www.tv-eh.com/2017/02/17/anne-of-green-gables-grows-up-in-the-good-stars/) Accessed 01 March 2017.

External links[edit]

L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables on IMDb