Nathan Bransford, Author


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jacob Wonderbar: The Book Trailer!

JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW... the book trailer!



Order JACOB WONDERBAR today!
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Huge, massive thanks to the incredible Brent Peterson for his direction, and who is open for business in case you'd like to utilize his talents: www.page2screen.net

Illustrations by Christopher S. Jennings and music by Quantum Music Works.






84 comments:

Robin_Lucas said...

That was AWESOME!! Can't wait to read it with my kiddos. Just ordered 2 copies to avoid the smackdown they'll get into over one.

Congrats again, Nathan.

magpiewrites said...

Yay! I'm so excited. I've ordered a copy to read with my seven year old over the summer. Congratulations!

D U Okonkwo said...

That's so cool! LOL. Congrat's, Nathan. It's a bit young for me but I know my two nephews will enjoy it :o)

Congras again!

Mira said...

Eeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

That was frickin awesome.

And funny! I liked the OOPS. I got all Star Wars excited at the end. That is the best trailer ever.

If I hadn't already pre-ordered your book, I'd be ordering it now, I'll tell you.

So exciting, your book is coming out in a month!!!!!

Jenny Maloney said...

Book trailers have been hit-or-miss with me...but this one was perfect! Perfect tone. Perfect timing (which is a big thing, generally they're too long). Perfect!

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

Aw. That was awesome! My son wants to watch it again.

Anonymous said...

Best part of the trailer for me was when the word "corndog" appeared on the screen accompanied by the dramatic music.

With your awesome sense of humor, I'm betting on this being hilarious.

Congratz!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!

Darla said...

Huge Congrats, Nathan. Couldn't be happier for you. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the awesome blog. It's the only one I follow daily, all cause you put it on igoogle. Smart man...

L.G.Smith said...

Wow, that was out of this world. I'm anticipating a very cool launch party when the book officially lifts off. What a blast!

Yes, I'm done now. :P

Barbara Kloss said...

I smiled the entire time I watched that. Congrats! Can't wait to read it.

EEV said...

I loved the book trailer :) I have something like this in mind for when my time comes - dynamic and funny. Thanks for sharing!
- EEV

Anonymous said...

This book will be genius !

Ann M said...

I loved this trailer!! So much fun!
I can hardly wait to read this. Congratulations!

Josin L. McQuein said...

Very cute. It sort of reminds me of one the shorts from Sesame Street.

Bryce Daniels said...

That. Was. Kewl.

Well done and best wishes, Nathan!

Chris Phillips said...

Easily the best book trailer I've seen.

Munk said...

Sprach Zarathustra!

Anna said...

OMG, that is the BEST book trailer eva!!!! No hyperbole necessary-too cool. I can't wait!

Jared Larson said...

Looks amazing, Nathan. Congratulations. I can't wait to read it.

Jenna said...

This trailer makes ME want to read it! So awesome!

D.G. Hudson said...

50 years and we're not on Mars or the moon yet. Hmmm, what's taking them so long?

That's a great book trailer with my favorite music - Star Wars. Really well done. Might cause a rise in corn dog sales.

I'm sure all parents that liked the Star Wars series will buy it for their kids. Sublimimal buying urge planted with music -- good idea.

Question Nathan - Did you get to choose who did your book trailer or was that something your publisher arranged?

Congrats.

Scott said...

I usually can't stand book trailers, coming from a film background (insert more snooty artsy claims here). I have to admit, though, it looks fun.

I think Also sprach Zarathustra - Sunrise could benefit any video whatsoever. Especially a space-themed one.

Congrats!

D.G. Hudson said...

@Munk: I see you know the source of the Star Wars theme. I discovered that when I worked in a music library on campus.

Rebecca Kiel said...

This is fantastic! And it makes me want to read it - which is the point. Nice work.

Nathan Bransford said...

d.g.-

Brent and I arranged it.

Katherine Hyde said...

That is the best book trailer I've seen. Love the integration of music with words and graphics. Very clever!

Mira said...

Um, actually I think it's the theme from 2001, which is even funnier, because it's so portentous. Lol. :)

But the layout is Star Wars all the way!

So creative. That corndog floating in space is so funny.

Kimberly Lynn said...

O-M-G, I love it. Hahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Best trailer I've seen. You posting this on you-tube?

Tracey Neithercott said...

That was pure awesome. I'm pretty sure it's one of the best book trailers I've seen. As if I could want to read your book any more...

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Cosmically Kapowish!

J. T. Shea said...

But Laika the dog got there first! Woof! Woof! Mind you, she didn't survive her moment of glory, but America's space monkeys did.

Speaking of monkeys, I bet the furry primates in 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY would have much preferred a corn-dog to that dry old bone. And history's first murder might have been averted. Though Laika would presumably have preferred the bone...

D. G. Hudson, the Star Wars music may be operatic, but the theme is not THAT much like THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA! Richard Wagner is pirouetting with horror in his grave. And John Williams is still very much alive. I agree about the slowness of space exploration. Even 2001's sequel 2010 was last year.

Excellent trailer, Nathan. I haven't looked forward to a kid's book so much since...well, since I was a kid!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks like 2001:Space odyssey

Hana said...

OMG I'm so excided for you! The video is really awesome and makes me want to buy and read the book. It look really great!

D.G. Hudson said...

@JT Shea - and @Mira. I've been suitably corrected. Many thanks.

Maybe all my sci-fi knowledge is melding together. I'll blame Jacob for blurring the universe.

Richard Wagner probably is dust by now, but his music lives on. Sorry, Richard.

Michael said...

What a great, funny-fun trailer! Eat your heart out I.L.M...

Michael Offutt said...

With the background musical score the message in this is quite clear...Jacob Wonderbar is going to be as profound as a monkey touching the space monolith. :)

Michael said...

What a great, funny-fun trailer! Eat your heart out I.L.M...

Stephen Parrish said...

If the book is half as fun as the trailer, you've got a winner. Congratulations!

Linda Gray said...

FABULOUS trailer! I am not a reader of YA or MG, but I am sending the link for this to all my friends who are. You've convinced me that trailers can be brilliant marketing.

Mira said...

D.G. - no biggie. It's all fun. :)

Rick Daley said...

Great timing against the soundtrack. I'm eager to read this. Maybe I'm just immature (well, I truly am immature, no maybes about that, so I guess it's a moot point) but it looks like it will be a fun story!

seekerval said...

Fantastic trailer! Just the right touch of grandeur, offset by an inkling of humor. ;~) Lots of fun.

Congratulations, Nathan. Well done.

Matthew MacNish said...

Why is there a hard boiled egg on top of Jake's ship? Is that part of the food metaphor?

Seriously though? Very well done. I especially enjoyed the music syncing up with the words blasting onto the front cover. Great choice of a date to reveal the trailer, too.

readingkidsbooks said...

Cool trailer. Always on the look out for books that will capture the attention of boys. Looking forward to reading it.

Sheryl

bcomet said...

Wow, Nathan, that is a wonderful trailer! I just love the music too.

It would be way cool if maybe you dedicated a blog-post to your experience with working with a book trailer artist and even featuring other writers' experiences.

Among the best things about your website, blog, and forums are the resources it pools.

Ray Rhamey said...

Nicely done. I did a trailer, too, with the help of a terrific designer friend. Check out vampirekittycat.com for a smile and a little music from the Grateful Dead.

Good luck with Wonderbar! Sounds wonderful.

Ray

Kendal said...

Any book trailer that has a corn dog floating through space is a good one. Loved the trailer! I can't wait until the book comes out.

Tahereh said...

that was BRILLIANT.

OMG

Marilyn Peake said...

Cool! And congratulations on the upcoming publication of JACOB WONDERBAR!

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Amazing! Can't wait to read it. :)

Hollister Ann Grant said...

Cooler than cool! I love it... especially the freakin' corn dog!

Pamela DuMond, D.C. said...

I loved your book trailer! The flying corndog was hysterical. Good job!

Here's what The Trailer Guys did for my book, Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys. http://tinyurl.com/3uvcsy9

Congrats, Nathan!

Zoe Winters said...

Fun! I'm getting it on my kindle.

Anonymous said...

NYT best seller list, here you come!

wry wryter said...

Nathan, this couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
Many happen Kapows from this day forward!

Liesl said...

LOVE it! I was laughing out loud. Can't wait for my kids to read your books!

Jan O'Hara (Tartitude) said...

Loved it. Very cute and full of kid appeal. Congrats.

CMPimages said...

Looks exciting - I'm sure my 7 year old will love this one. Awesome trailer!

Lauren said...

Well done, Nathan! Can't wait to read it...

Cathi said...

That is one of the most brilliant things I've seen in a long time!

Fred Rix said...

How awesome! And HUGE LOL - I went to the page2screen website only to discover that is the same company / artist who did the wonderful trailer for a book I illustrated - How To Build Your Own Country, from the Cititzen Kid series! So... now I know!

Judith Mercado said...

Awesome. You had me from the first note. And never let go. Congratulations.

Judy

Laura said...

Seriously the best book trailer I've ever seen. It looked like professional animation. Congrats and best wishes for many more books.

Victoria said...

I see a kid's morning cartoon show coming our way like a corn-dog. (Actually, I'm Australian, so I've absolutely no idea what a corn-dog is, but I'm willing to run with it.)

Truly, if I showed that trailer to my kids, they'd be looking for the cartoon adaption.

What age range is the book aimed at? And will it be available downunder?

Sommer Leigh said...

This was so awesome I laughed until I had tears in my eyes. Wonderful and I can't wait!

KM Fawcett said...

This book trailer was REALLY good. I can't wait to read the story with my kids! Too bad it won't be out before Easter, would love to add it to the Easter basket.

Congratulations!

Amanda Hoving said...

This book is totally up my alley. And the trailer? Show me a corn dog flying across the sky, and you have a faithful reader for life.

robinC said...

Awesome! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy...maybe I'll even share it with my daughter.

Douglas Brown said...

I'm excited for you Nathan. You have helped so many of us over the years, I just hope for nothing but success. Great trailer, btw.

Ella Schwartz said...

ADORABLE! My favorite part... the flying corn dog :)

JM Leotti said...

Terrific trailer! I love the humorous syncing of music and images. Very well done! Can't wait to read!

Other Lisa said...

That is just perfect!

Renee Collins said...

I love how the "Cosmic Space Kapow" words come on with the music. Cute. :)

The Red Angel said...

Um, the book trailer was basically brilliant. This looks like it's going to be one awesome book, Nathan. And I have always loved children's books, I know I'm going to order me a copy. xD An early congratulations is in order!

~TRA

http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

Meghan Ward said...

Congrats! Awesome trailer! And I learned something about the Star Wars theme from reading the comments.

Rex Jameson said...

That was one of the best book trailers I have ever seen. Totally fit the genre, and I think kids are going to love it!

aspiring_x said...

my son's smile spread from ear to ear when i showed him this! he's sooooo excited!

Thermocline said...

That was a fun trailer. Though I gotta say, the spaceship needs a new set of shocks to smooth out the ride.

chitrader said...

Cute as heck, clever, and well done. Best of luck with the book.

Applebuns said...

I hated it.

(Of course, I'm only saying that because I though you might appreciate a little variety in your comments.)

Of course it was adorable! It had a corndog floating in space.

Pamala Knight said...

That was AWESOME!! My ten year old son watched with me and insisted that we buy the book immediately! So, you're hitting your demographic (and then some ;-)). Congratulations!!

J. T. Shea said...

Apologies for naming the composer as Richard Wagner. It was Richard Strauss.

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