James Thurber Meets Neil Gaiman: The Thirteen Clocks (Video)

If you've never read James Thurber's classic work of dark whimsy, wit and fantasy The Thirteen Clocks, we predict that after you've heard award-winning author Neil Gaiman narrate this magically animated excerpt, you won't want to wait a moment longer.  And if you've already read it, be prepared to see it in an entirely new way.

 

Click here to watch our animated adaptation of The Thirteen Clocks (larger version).

 

Or, play the video below:

 

 

Happy Halloween!

 

-- THE EDITORS

 

Comments
by Cajaloco on ‎11-14-2011 08:57 AM

Please please please finish filming this story. It is brilliant!

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