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Anne of Green Gables fans just keep winning. First, they were blessed with the news that PBS was making a new movie about the beloved novel. Then PBS released a sequel last year. And then to make things even sweeter, Netflix also announced they were coming out with a series based on the book called Anne With an E (which you should definitely check out if you haven’t). Now, there’s even more fantastic news for Anne fans: Another Anne of Green Gables movie is coming to PBS this fall!

If you’re hyperventilating at this point, wait until you watch the just-released trailer for the new film:

Anne of Green Gables: Fire and Dew will be the third installment of the series and will pick up right where the second movie left off. The plot: Anne Shirley makes a big move to Charlottetown and must adjust to a whole new life there. She is quickly faced with a slew of challenges, like keeping up with her tough classes at teacher’s college and navigating a growing romance with Gilbert. All the while Matthew and Marilla are dealing with financial struggles back in Green Gables. Considering all these difficulties, Anne is left with a big decision to make: Will she return home to Green Gables after graduation or continue on with her education?

As with the second movie, the redheaded star will once again be played by Ella Ballentine. Other returning players include Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert and Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert.

So when will this glorious movie be gracing our TV screens, you ask? Really soon, actually. PBS is releasing the program on DVD and for digital download starting September 18. But, if you can hold off just a bit longer, PBS will be airing the new flick on their network September 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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The ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ Sequel Will Air On PBS This Thanksgiving

If you’re an “Anne of Green Gables” fan, we have some good news for you. Originally a novel published in 1908, the story of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan taken in by a pair of siblings, has been adapted into feature-length films, made-for-TV movies as well as animated and live-action television series.

Most recently, “Anne of Green Gables” was brought back as a movie on PBS last year followed by a mini-series on Netflix. People apparently can’t get enough of the beloved character, because now PBS is will air a sequel to last year’s movie on Thanksgiving evening.

“Anne of Green Gables – The Good Stars” will catch up with 13-year-old Anne, played by Ella Ballentine, as she navigates life as a teenager and faces challenges with friends and family.

Check out the trailer for the sequel below:

“The Good Stars” is the second installment in a trilogy, and will be followed by “Fire & Dew,” reports ScreenDaily. PBS also released an inside look into the making of the sequel, featuring interviews with Ballentine, as well as with Martin Sheen, who plays Matthew Cuthbert, one half of the brother-sister duo caring for Anne.

Check out the clip below:

“I love the story of Anne and Gilbert, because I’m a hopeless romantic,” Ballentine said of her character’s love interest, Gilbert Blythe, portrayed by Drew Haytaoglu.

Sheen agreed, noting that the story line exploring young love “reminds us all of when we were 13 and 14, falling in love and just walking on clouds.”

Regarding “Anne of Green Gables’” enduring popularity and the challenge to bring something new to their characters after they have been portrayed by so many before, both actors agreed that it’s an intimidating yet rewarding experience. Sheen likened the movie to “putting on a performance of ‘Hamlet’—same text, everybody’s gonna say the same words, and yet every production is going to be different. That’s how great literature lives.”

“Anne of Green Gables – The Good Stars” premieres Nov. 23. 2017, at 8/7 Central on PBS.

From left: Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert, Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley, and Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert.

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Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley and Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert.

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Anne Shirley

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Julia Lalonde as Diana Barry and Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley.

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Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert and Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley.

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Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert and Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert.

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Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert.

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Anne Shirley and her classmates.

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Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine) and Gilbert Blythe (Drew Haytaoglu).

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Anne Shirley and her classmates.

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From the opening scenes of the new TV series Anne, it’s clear we aren’t in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Green Gables anymore. The credits have all the whimsy of the Anne’s active imagination and a Tragically Hip theme song acknowledges that Anne of Green Gables was, indeed, ahead by a century in more ways than one. But this seven-episode series, premiering with a two-hour special on CBC this Sunday night (with a Netflix release to follow later this spring), has clearly been updated for the binge-watching generation. For starters, it’s grittier than the puffed-sleeved original—and that’s exactly what executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett, who won three Emmys for her work on Breaking Bad, had in mind. Life, after all, was far from easy in 1890s Prince Edward Island, especially if you were a scrawny, red-headed orphan who talks too much. The beloved character is brought to life in this series by the 15-year-old Irish-Canadian Amybeth McNulty, who, in person, has so much spunk she and Anne Shirley might as well be kindred spirits. Chatelaine caught up with the young actress on the Toronto set of Anne—in Anne’s parlour, to be precise—to talk about everything from turn-of-the-century sexism to slate smashing and kissing Gilbert Blythe.

You first read Anne of Green Gables when you were nine. Are you a Gables Geek?

*Laughs* Is that what they’re called?

I made it up.

Oh, I love that. I’m quite a book nerd, so it was just another book in passing. I haven’t seen any of the movies, haven’t seen the TV series, so no. But now I’m definitely a Gables Geek.

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What drew you into the story? What made you connect with Anne?

She’s such a survivor. She’s so amazing because she’s gone through so much in her life—the bullying, the prejudice, the sexism, everything — and she still has such an incredible spirit. I love that about her so much.

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You beat out nearly 1,800 other possible Annes for this role—tell me about the moment you got the part.

I was in Ireland, in my little country bumpkin home when the phone rang. We had been waiting for about two weeks to hear if there’d been anything. I knew at this point I was in the final two. I thought the last audition went terribly, and was sure I didn’t get it. Then the phone rang and my Nan left the room to answer. She came back in after and looked really sad. Then she goes “So they want you…” And I just started sobbing and screaming and running around, and I was on my phone with my friends going “Guys! I got the part!” And my best friend Mary started crying too.

You took a snap on Snapchat afterwards, and you were blonde. You are not a natural redhead like Anne!

The secret’s out! I’m not. I wish I was.

Were you scared or stoked to dye your hair red?

Both. I was petrified because I’d never done anything to my hair—never cut it, never dyed it, nothing. I sat in the chair while he was doing it and I was so scared. I was thinking “What if I hate it? What kind of orange are they giving me? Is it actually carrot orange?” It turned into a beautiful red – so pretty. And my friends were like “It suits you better than your blonde hair.”

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Anne of Green Gables is a Canadian classic. And people don’t like their classics being messed with. What’s the biggest difference between this version of Anne and others?

It is very honest, sometimes brutally so. It does go into Anne’s past life. It gives a lot of the characters their backstory, which they may not have had before. I think it makes you appreciate them a lot more.

I read that this version grittier—it’s “not doilies and teacups” as the show-runner has put it, because life in the 1800s wasn’t. How do you make the issues they contended with back then resonate with audiences today?

Well feminism definitely didn’t exist back then, for instance, though sexism definitely did. There’s sexism, sexuality, prejudice, exclusion—it’s stuff that we as a society suffer with to this day as we did in the 1800s, which is extremely heartbreaking. It’s very interesting to see how they would have dealt with those issues. A lot of people would say “Yeah! That’s just the way it is around here, move on.” Whereas Anne definitely perceives it as “Well, I know that’s how it is…but why?” Her question is always why. It’s very interesting that she always asks, she never accepts.

What about Anne’s identity as an outsider—do you identify with that?

Absolutely. I’m very lucky I haven’t gone through a lot of bullying, and I’m also home schooled. When we were shooting the school episodes — the first time that Anne goes to school—I kind of realized “I’ve never gone to school, Anne’s never gone to school, this is a proper first experience for both of us.” In that scene, they very much exclude Anne and they bully her for being a little odd and coming with flowers in her hat. She’s just like “Well, that’s who I am.”

Sorry not sorry.

Exactly. She doesn’t care.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew is a 2017 Canadian television film produced by Breakthrough Entertainment. It was written by Susan Coyne and stars Ella Ballentine, Martin Sheen and Sara Botsford. It premiered in Canada on YTV on July 1, 2017.

SynopsisEdit

Anne heads to Charlottetown to attend accelerated classes as she continues to work towards her dream of being a school teacher. While there, she is forced to adapt quickly to her new surroundings and classmates as she navigates her way through her first school experience outside of her beloved Green Gables. Anne finds herself facing daunting choices for her future, the stirrings of romance, and tragedy unlike anything she’s ever known. Meanwhile, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert contend with advancing age as they deal with financial challenges and creeping ailments.

PlotEdit

  • Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley
  • Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert
  • Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert
  • Julia Lalonde as Diana Barry
  • Drew Haytaoglu as Gilbert Blythe
  • Amariah Faulkner as Jane Andrews
  • Zoe Fraser as Ruby Gillis
  • Stefani Kimber as Josie Pye
  • Isaac Kragten as Moody Spurgeon
  • Kate Hennig as Rachel Lynde
  • Natalie Lisinska as Miss Stacy
  • Wendy Thatcher as Mrs. Periwinkle
  • Frank Cox-O’Connell as Pastor Allan
  • Kate Trotter as Mrs. Barry
  • Tannis Burnett as Muriel
  • Riley Gilchrist as Mr. Williston
  • Jim Annan as Mr. Abbey
  • Michael Hanrahan as University President
  • Sean Cullen as Mr. Sadler
  • Robert Clarke as Examiner
  • Sean McCann as Doctor
  • David Mackett as Oculist

CrewEdit

Executive Producers: Joan Lambur, Peter Williamson, Ira Levy, Kate Macdonald Butler Writer: Susan Coyne

DistributionEdit

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew premiered on YTV in Canada on July 1, 2017.

The broadcasting in the United States is managed by PBS. The film will was aired on the PBS channel on September 23, 2018.

It will be released in Japan on November 2, 2018.

Behind the scenesEdit

Casting

  • Jim Annan (Mr. Abbey) portrays Mr. Gillis in the Canadian TV series Anne with an E (2017–2019).
  • Sara Botsford (Marilla Cuthbert) provided the voices of Mrs. Barry and Frau Schuller in Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005).
  • Kate Hennig (Rachel Lynde) portrayed Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Sloane in the 1986 season and Mrs. Blewett and Lucilla in the 1987 season of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical.
  • Sean McCann (Doctor) had previously played the same part in the 1985 film Anne of Green Gables (though the character’s name was Dr. O’Reilly, not Dr. Spencer). McCann also played Six-Toed Jimmy in the 1982 short film I Know a Secret, which was based on one of L.M. Montgomery’s short stories.

Awards and accoladesEdit

Year Award Show Category Recipients Result
2017 Joey Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Movie Ella Ballentine, Zoe Fraser, Amariah Faulkner, Julia Lalonde, Nicholas McAllister, Drew Haytaoglu, Stefani Kimber & Aviv Cohen Won
Best Leading Actress in a TV Movie Ella Ballentine Nominated
Best Principal or Supporting Actress in a TV Movie 9 Years & Up Zoe Fraser Nominated
Best Principal or Supporting Actress in a TV Movie 9 Years & Up Julia Lalonde Nominated
2018 Canadian Screen Awards Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series Nominated
Best Direction, Children’s or Youth John Kent Harrison Won
Best Performance, Children’s or Youth Ella Ballentine Won
Best Writing, Children’s or Youth Susan Coyne Nominated

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VideosEdit

Trailers

Fire & Dew Trailer

External linksEdit

  • L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew at the Internet Movie Database
  • L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew at L.M. Montgomery Online
  • Official website
  • L.M. Montgomery’s Anne Of Green Gables: Fire and Dew – Breakthrough Entertainment
  • Corus Greenlights Second and Third Instalments of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables

See alsoEdit

‘Anne of Green Gables’ Review: Adult Concerns Temper This Mature and Bittersweet Chapter

“Anne of Green Gables” returns for its final installment of the planned trilogy with “Fire and Dew,” in which Canada’s famed literary orphan starts taking the first steps into adulthood. Having fully embedded herself with the Cuthberts at Green Gables, Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine) leaves home to seek out better opportunities and higher learning in Charlottetown.

The adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel “Anne of Green Gables” was split into three chunks, which means the first movie was buoyed by Anne’s discovery of a new life filled with wonders, while the second followed her hilarious scrapes as she truly became part of the Avonlea community. Thus, the final movie carries the burden of concluding the story. That is reflected in how the energy feels dialed down, but it is also about Anne being more of an adult, and thus the fun of her mishaps and outlandish imagination are missing.

That being said, the movie moves at a breakneck speed to cover Anne from the ages of 14 to 16. One minute she’s in a pinafore dress waxing poetic about melodramatic romance, and the next she’s told to put aside childish things in order to study for entrance to Queen’s Academy, where she’ll spend a year earning a teaching license. This makes for a bizarre mishmash of events that slingshots between packed montages of studying (which is just as exciting as it sounds) to slower, time-dilated moments that are supposed to reveal Anne’s burgeoning maturity.

Compared to Netflix’s non-canonical and darker “Anne With an E,” “Fire and Dew” is lightweight in its progressive themes. Nevertheless, its heroine has made her mark on Avonlea, and even her guardians Matthew (Martin Sheen) and Marilla (Sara Botsford) have come around to understanding the power of girls, their girl in particular, especially when it comes to scholarship.

Ella Ballentine and Drew Haytaoglu, “Anne of Green Gables”

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Ballentine’s charisma is still the strongest part of the series, which is filled with casting misfires for her fellow students and sadly, academic rival and romantic interest Gilbert Blythe (Drew Haytaoglu). The two continue to lack chemistry, and the doesn’t help the overall energy of this movie. Martin Sheen continues to be more Martin Sheen than Matthew, but he has brought a different sort of folksy charm to the role, while Botsford is woefully underutilized.

Ballentine was also of an age with Anne while shooting, and this makes the contrast between her apparent youthfulness and the task that Anne has set herself so much greater. Seen through modern eyes, these are children playing at adulthood. Their adult-styled clothes, attempts at more mature hairstyles, and talk of jobs feel off, and yet, this was the reality during the Edwardian period. Given that we are used to 16-year-olds being led around by their hormones and aspiring to a gig at the mall, the comparison is sobering.

Being career-oriented isn’t the only grownup issue in the movie, but even if you haven’t read the book, it’s easy to guess what will happen, thanks to some heavy-handed foreshadowing. This will serve to test Anne’s usual cheer, but sadly, the heartbreak doesn’t feel entirely earned. This last movie just isn’t enough by itself. It would’ve been better if these three films had played as a miniseries over three weeks rather than over three years. We need that continuity in relationships between Anne and Gilbert, Anne and Diana (Julia Lalonde), and more to really understand her reactions this time around.

The narrative disconnect, the strange overstuffing of episodic events, and the lack of development for the secondary characters are problems that all three films have shared. And while they make the viewing less powerful than it could be, there’s still a core “Anne of Green Gables”-ness to the trilogy that can’t be denied. The messages remain the same — heartwarming and uplifting — and the gorgeous environment and Ballentine’s portrayal are up to the task of carrying this tale from a simpler, purer time.

“Fire and Dew” gets an emotional coda, one that exists in the novel, that doesn’t feel false in the moment. And yet, certain story elements have been built up that make this Anne’s story feel far from finished. Of course, Montgomery fans know that she had written several more volumes about Anne, but so far, there hasn’t been any word if Breakthrough Entertainment will also be adapting “Anne of Avonlea,” the next book in the series. In the meantime, there’s this last movie and Netflix’s “Anne With an E,” which is already producing its third season, for our “Anne” fix.

Grade: B-

“Anne of Green Gables: Fire and Dew” premieres Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET. It is also available now for purchase on DVD or digitally on iTunes or Amazon.

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There have been many adaptations of the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, as well as the companion books, Chronicles of Avonlea, Further Chronicles of Avonlea and Before Green Gables (by Budge Wilson). This is a list of them.

FilmsEdit

Anne of Green Gables (1919)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1919 film)

Anne of Green Gables is a black-and-white silent film directed by William Desmond Taylor, produced by Realart Pictures and starring Mary Miles Minter as Anne Shirley. It is based on Anne of Green Gables and is considered a lost film.

Anne of Green Gables (1934)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1934 film)

Anne of Green Gables is a black-and-white film directed by George Nichols Jr., produced by RKO Radio Pictures and starring Anne Shirley as Anne. It is only loosely based on Anne of Green Gables and focuses on the relationship between Anne and Gilbert instead. In 1940 a sequel was made, also starring Anne Shirley, and titled Anne of Windy Poplars (see below).

Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)Edit

Main article: Anne of Windy Poplars (film)

Anne of Windy Poplars is a 1940 black-and-white film directed by Jack Hively, produced by RKO Radio Pictures and starring Anne Shirley as Anne. It is based on Anne of Windy Poplars and is the sequel to the 1934 film Anne of Green Gables.

Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990)Edit

Main article: Road to Avonlea: The Movie

Road to Avonlea: The Movie is a film created from clips from the TV series Road to Avonlea, which was directed by Kevin Sullivan and produced by Sullivan Entertainment. It was created in order to promote Road to Avonlea.

Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005)Edit

Main article: Anne: Journey to Green Gables

Anne: Journey to Green Gables is an animated film directed by Kevin Sullivan, produced by Sullivan Entertainment and starring Mckenzie Sullivan as the voice of Anne. It serves as a prequel to the 2000-2001 television series Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series. It is not based on any books in the series, but is modelled on Anne’s life before she came to Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables (2010)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables is an anime film that is an edited version of the 1979 anime Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables (upcoming)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (upcoming musical)

Anne of Green Gables is an upcoming feature film version of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical. It is being produced by Film Farm and Side Road Media along with Kelley Harron, the daughter of Don Harron (who co-wrote the original musical).

Radio dramasEdit

Anne of Green Gables (March 1938)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (March 1938 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables (original title: Ania z Zielonego Wzgórza) is a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast on March 25, 1938. It is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables (October 1938)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (October 1938 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables (original title: Ania z Zielonego Wzgórza) is a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in October 1938. It is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables (1941)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1941 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables is a British radio drama, produced and broadcast in 1941 by BBC Home Service Basic. It stars Cherry Cottrell as Anne and is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables (1944)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1944 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables is a British radio drama, produced and broadcast in 1944 by BBC Home Service Basic. It stars Cherry Cottrell as Anne and is based on Anne of Green Gables. It is a remake of the 1941 radio drama.

Anne of Green Gables (1954)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1954 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables is a Canadian radio drama, produced and broadcast in 1954 by CBC Radio. It has 13 parts and was adapted by Andrew Allen. It possibly stars Toby Tarnow as Anne and is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Avonlea (1954)Edit

Main article: Anne of Avonlea (1954 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables is a Canadian radio drama, produced and broadcast in 1954 by CBC Radio. It stars Toby Tarnow as Anne and is based on Anne of Avonlea.

Anne of Green Gables (1966)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1966 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables (original title: Anna zo Zeleného domu) is a Slovak radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1966 by Czechoslovak Radio. It is occasionally repeated on Radio Junior (the ninth channel of Slovak Radio). It stars Anna Bučinská as Anne and is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables (1971)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1971 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables is a British radio drama produced and broadcast in 1971 by BBC Radio 4 and adapted into 13 parts by Cristina Sellors. It is based on Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Anne of Green Gables (1977)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1977 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables (original title: Ania z Zielonego Wzgórza) is a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1977. It is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables (1979)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1979 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables (original title: Ania z Zielonego Wzgórza) is a Polish radio drama, originally produced in 1979. It is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Avonlea (1979)Edit

Main article: Anne of Avonlea (1979 radio drama)

Anne of Avonlea (original title: Ania z Avonlea) is a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1979. It is based on Anne of Avonlea.

Anne of the Island (1979)Edit

Main article: Anne of the Island (radio drama)

Anne of the Island (original title: Ania na uniwersytecie) is a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1979. It is based on Anne of the Island .

Anne’s House of Dreams (1979)Edit

Main article: Anne’s House of Dreams (radio drama)

Anne’s House of Dreams (original title: Wymarzony dom Ani) is a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1979. It is based on Anne’s House of Dreams.

Rainbow Valley (1979)Edit

Main article: Rainbow Valley (radio drama)

Rainbow Valley (original title: Dolina Tęczy) is a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1979. It is based on Rainbow Valley.

Rilla of Ingleside (1991)Edit

Main article: Rilla of Ingleside (radio drama)

Rilla of Ingleside (original title: Rilla ze Złotego Brzegu) is a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1991. It is based on Rilla of Ingleside.

Anne of Green Gables (1997)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1997 radio drama)

Anne of Green Gables is a British radio drama, produced and broadcast in 1997 by BBC Radio 4. It stars Barbara Barnes as Anne and is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Television seriesEdit

Anne of Green Gables (1952)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1952 TV series)

Anne of Green Gables is a television series produced by Pamela Brown and starring Carole Lorimer as Anne. It is based on Anne of Green Gables and is believed to have been aired live but never recorded, and is subsequently believed to be lost.

Anne of Green Gables (1972)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1972 TV series)

Anne of Green Gables is a television series directed by Joan Craft, produced by the BBC and starring Kim Braden as Anne. It is based on Anne of Green Gables, and is considered lost. In 1975 a sequel was aired called Anne of Avonlea.

Anne of Avonlea (1975)Edit

Main article: Anne of Avonlea (TV series)

Anne of Avonlea is a telelvision series directed by Joan Craft, produced by the BBC and starring Kim Braden as Anne. It is the sequel to the 1972 series Anne of Green Gables, and is based on Anne of Avonlea. Unlike its predecessor, it is not lost and is currently available on DVD and online.

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (anime)

Anne of Green Gables (also known as Akage no An) is a 1979 anime directed by Isao Takahata and produced as a part of Nippon Animation’s World Masterpiece Theatre. It is based on Anne of Green Gables and stars Eiko Hisamura as the voice of Anne.

Road to Avonlea (1990–1996)Edit

Main article: Road to Avonlea

Road to Avonlea is a Canadian television series directed by Kevin Sullivan and produced by Sullivan Entertainment. It is not based on any of the Anne of Green Gables books, but is in part based on Chronicles of Avonlea, Further Chronicles of Avonlea, The Story Girl and The Golden Road. It is set in Avonlea and several characters from Kevin Sullivan’s Anne of Green Gables film series are featured in it, though not Anne herself. In 1998, a reunion film titled Happy Christmas, Miss King was released. Road to Avonlea is also known as Tales from Avonlea or simply Avonlea.

Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2001)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series

Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series, occasionally referred to as Anne: The Animated Series, is an animated television series directed by Kevin Sullivan, produced by Sullivan Entertainment and starring Bryn McAuley as the voice of Anne. It is based loosely on Anne of Green Gables, though it includes characters from two unrelated novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Story Girl and The Golden Road. In 2005 a prequel animated film was released to DVD, called Anne: Journey to Green Gables.

Anne (2007)Edit

Main article: Anne

Anne is a Sri Lankan television series directed by Nalaka Swarnathilaka and starring Vinuri Ramanayake as Anne. It is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Before Green Gables (2009)Edit

Main article: Before Green Gables (anime)

Before Green Gables (also known as Kon’nichiwa Anne) is a 2009 anime directed by Katsuyoshi Yatabe and produced as a part of Nippon Animation’s World Masterpiece Theatre. It is based on Before Green Gables, a fully authorised prequel novel to the original Anne of Green Gables series written by Canadian author Budge Wilson. It stars Rina Hidaka as the voice of Anne, and can be considered a prequel to the 1979 anime Anne of Green Gables.

Anne with an E (2017–2019)Edit

Main article: Anne with an E

Anne with an E is a Canadian drama produced by Moira Walley-Beckett and Miranda de Pencier that was first broadcast on CBC, and is also available to watch on Netflix. It is loosely based on Anne of Green Gables.

Television films and miniseriesEdit

Anne of Green Gables (1956)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1956 film)

Anne of Green Gables is a television film directed by Norman Campbell, produced by CBC Television and starring Toby Tarnow as Anne. It is based on Anne of Green Gables and is a live broadcast of an early version of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical.

Anne of Green Gables (1957)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1957 film)

Anne of Green Gables (original title: Anne de Green Gables) is a television film directed by Jacques Gauthier, produced by Radio-Canada and starring Mirielle Lachance as Anne. It is based on Anne of Green Gables and it is the only Anne adaptation filmed in the French language.

Anne of Green Gables (1958)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1958 film)

Anne of Green Gables is a television film directed by Norman Campbell, produced by CBC Television and starring Kathy Willard as Anne. It is based on Anne of Green Gables and is a live broadcast of an early version of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical.

Anne of Green Gables (1985)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1985 film)

Anne of Green Gables is a television miniseries directed by Kevin Sullivan, produced by Sullivan Entertainment and starring Megan Follows as Anne. It is one of the most well-known adaptations of Anne of Green Gables. In 1987 a sequel was made called Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (see below).

Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel

Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel is a television miniseries directed by Kevin Sullivan, produced by Sullivan Entertainment and starring Megan Follows as Anne. It is based on Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island and Anne of Windy Poplars and is the sequel to the 1985 film Anne of Green Gables (see above). In 2000 a third film was made called Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story. It is also known as Anne of Avonlea.

Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998)Edit

Main article: Happy Christmas, Miss King

Happy Christmas, Miss King, also known as An Avonlea Christmas, is a reunion telefilm directed by Kevin Sullivan and produced by Sullivan Entertainment. It stars some of the cast from the TV series Road to Avonlea.

Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story

Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story is a television miniseries directed by Stefan Scaini, produced by Sullivan Entertainment and starring Megan Follows as Anne. It is the sequel to Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel and is not based on any of the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery. In 2008 a prequel/sequel was made titled Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning.

Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning

Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning is a television miniseries directed by Kevin Sullivan, produced by Sullivan Entertainment and starring Barbara Hershey and Hannah Endicott-Douglas as Anne. It is a prequel/sequel of sorts to Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story and contains characters from the original book series, but is not based on any of the books.

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (2016)Edit

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is a 2016 telefilm produced by Breakthrough Entertainment. It is based on the first part of Anne of Green Gables and stars Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley.

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017)Edit

Main article: L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars is a 2017 telefilm produced by Breakthrough Entertainment. It is the sequel to L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, is based on the middle part of Anne of Green Gables and stars Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley.

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (2017)Edit

Main article: L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew is a 2017 telefilm produced by Breakthrough Entertainment. It is the sequel to L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars, is based on the last part of Anne of Green Gables and stars Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley.

Stage productionsEdit

Anne of Green Gables: The Musical (1965)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables: The Musical

Anne of Green Gables: The Musical is a musical stage production that was first performed in 1965. It is Canada’s longest-running musical and one of the longest-running musicals in the world. It is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Rainbow Valley (1999)Edit

Main article: Rainbow Valley (musical)

Rainbow Valley is a musical that was first scheduled to be performed in 1999. It was written by Hank Stinson and is the only known adaptation, stage or otherwise, based on Rainbow Valley.

Anne & Gilbert (2005)Edit

Main article: Anne & Gilbert (musical)

Anne & Gilbert is a musical stage production that was first performed in 2005. It is the sequel to Anne of Green Gables: The Musical. It is split into two acts: the first act is based on Anne of Avonlea, while the second act is based on Anne of the Island.

Anne of Green Gables (2006)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (musical)

Anne of Green Gables is a musical by Theatreworks USA that was first performed in 2006 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. It has music by Gretchen Cryer and is based on Anne of Green Gables.

The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery (2008)Edit

Main article: The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery

The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery is a musical that celebrates the life of L. M. Montgomery. It contains an appearance from Anne Shirley, as well as a number of Montgomery’s other heroines. The musical opened at Kings Playhouse in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island on the 100th anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables.

Bend in the Road (2012)Edit

Main article: Bend in the Road

Bend in the Road is a musical by Benita Scheckel and Michael Upward that was produced in 2012. It is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Rilla of Green Gables (2015)Edit

Main article: Rilla of Green Gables

Rilla of Green Gables is an American musical that premiered in August 2015 in Saratoga Springs, Utah. It is based on the Anne of Green Gables novels, but primarily Rilla of Ingleside.

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet (2019)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is a ballet that was first performed in 2019. It is based on Anne of Green Gables, as well as on Anne of Green Gables: The Musical. Produced by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, it uses the musical’s original music by Norman Campbell.

BooksEdit

Anne of Green Gables (1984 manga)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (1984 manga)

Anne of Green Gables (original title: Akage no Anne) is a 1984 manga adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables (1997 manga)Edit

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Anne of Green Gables (original title: Akage no Anne) is a 1997 manga adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Avonlea (1998 manga)Edit

Main article: Anne of Avonlea (manga)

Anne of Avonlea (original title: Anne no Seishun) is a 1998 manga adaptation of Anne of Avonlea.

Anne of the Island (1998 manga)Edit

Main article: Anne of the Island (manga)

Anne of the Island (original title: Anne no Aijou) is a 1998 manga adaptation of Anne of the Island.

Rainbow Valley (2003 manga)Edit

Main article: Rainbow Valley (manga)

Rainbow Valley (original title: Niji no Tani no Anne) is a 2003 manga adaptation of Rainbow Valley.

Ana of California (2015 novel)Edit

Main article: Ana of California

Ana of California is a novel by Andi Teran that is based on Anne of Green Gables. It is set in California and follows Ana Cortez, a street-smart orphan from Los Angeles who goes to work for a brother and sister farming couple in California.

Anne of Green Gables (2017 graphic novel)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (graphic novel)

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel is the 2017 graphic novel based on Anne of Green Gables. The graphic novel was adapted by Mariah Marsden and illustrated by Brenna Thummler.

Marilla of Green Gables (2018 novel)Edit

Main article: Marilla of Green Gables

Marilla of Green Gables is a novel by Sarah McCoy that is a prequel novel to Anne of Green Gables. It is set many years before the series and is about Marilla Cuthbert’s earlier years.

Audio dramasEdit

Anne of Green Gables (2007)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (2007 audio drama)

Anne of Green Gables is an American audio drama produced in 2007 by Family Radio Theatre. It stars Mae Whitman as Anne and is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables (2008)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (2008 audio drama)

Anne auf Green Gables (original title: Anne auf Green Gables) is a German audio drama produced in 2008 by Titania Medien and adapted into four parts. It stars Marie Bierstedt as Anne and is based on Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Avonlea (2008)Edit

Main article: Anne of Avonlea (audio drama)

Anne of Avonlea (original title: Anne in Avonlea) is a German audio drama produced in 2008 by Titania Medien and adapted into four parts. It stars Marie Bierstedt as Anne and is based on Anne of Avonlea.

Anne of the Island (2009)Edit

Main article: Anne of the Island (audio drama)

Anne of the Island (original title: Anne in Kingsport) is a German audio drama produced in 2009 by Titania Medien and adapted into four parts. It stars Marie Bierstedt as Anne and is based on Anne of the Island.

Anne of Windy Poplars (2009)Edit

Main article: Anne of Windy Poplars (audio drama)

Anne of Windy Poplars (original title: Anne in Windy Poplars) is a German audio drama produced in 2009 by Titania Medien and adapted into four parts. It stars Marie Bierstedt as Anne and is based on Anne of Windy Poplars.

Anne’s House of Dreams (2010)Edit

Main article: Anne’s House of Dreams (audio drama)

Anne’s House of Dreams (original title: Anne in Four Winds) is a German audio drama produced in 2010 by Titania Medien and adapted into four parts. It stars Marie Bierstedt as Anne and is based on Anne’s House of Dreams.

Web adaptationsEdit

“Inspiration Found” (2008 short film)Edit

Main article: Inspiration Found

“Inspiration Found” is a five-minute-long short film that is a spinoff of Anne of Green Gables. A young woman is reading her grandmother’s journal when she meets her future partner. The grandmother turns out to be Anne Shirley herself, and there are parallels drawn between the past and the present. The film can be viewed online here.

Green Gables Fables (2014–2016 web series)Edit

Main article: Green Gables Fables

Green Gables Fables is an American-Canadian web series in which the story is conveyed in the form of YouTube videos, tweets, Tumblr posts and other social media. It is a modern adaptation of Anne, and many of the elements in it have been changed to better suit 21st-century culture. It stars Mandy Harmon as Anne and is based on Anne of Green Gables and Anne of the Island.

“Anne & Gilbert” (2014 episode)Edit

Main article: Anne & Gilbert (episode)

“Anne & Gilbert” is an Anne of Green Gables themed episode of the web series Kissing in the Rain, starring Mary Kate Wiles and Sean Persaud. It premiered on YouTube on March 17, 2014.

“Anne of Green Gables” (2014 episode)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (2014 episode)

“Anne of Green Gables” is an episode of Bedtime Story. It is animated and clearly aimed at a very young audience, as it simplifies much of the story. It premiered on YouTube on August 30, 2014, and can be viewed online here.

Anne of Green Gables (2014 short film)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (2014 short film)

Anne of Green Gables is an Australian short film based on Anne of Green Gables. It stars Isabella Jacqueline as Anne Shirley.

Project Green Gables (2015–2018 web series)Edit

Main article: Project Green Gables

Project Green Gables is a Finnish web series in which the story is conveyed in the form of YouTube videos. It is a modern adaptation of Anne, and many of the elements in it have been changed to better suit 21st-century culture. It stars Laura Eklund Nhaga as Anne and is based on Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island.

Anne of Green Gables (2015 short film)Edit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables (2015 short film)

Anne of Green Gables is a Filipino short film based on Anne of Green Gables. It was created for a school project and stars Karen Cantiga as Anne.

Notes and referencesEdit

  • Stage and Screen at L.M. Montgomery Online

Start a Discussion Discussions about List of Anne of Green Gables series adaptations

Small, smart, redheaded, scrappy, and imaginative, Anne Shirley has been winning hearts and minds ever since Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery introduced her to the world in 1908. The character was so immediately popular that Montgomery penned seven sequels to Anne of Green Gables over three decades. Anne has kept the tourism industry in her home of Prince Edward Island booming, particularly among Japanese fans. Anne is big in Japan thanks, in some part, to a 1979 anime version of Anne of Green Gables. In fact, Anne has inspired a number of films, TV shows, and stage productions.

But outside of Japan, one adaptation in particular—the 1985 Canadian Anne of Green Gables mini-series, starring Megan Follows and directed by Kevin Sullivan—struck a nerve. At the time, the CBC production was the most popular TV program to ever air in Canada. As it was re-broadcast in the U.S. (on PBS and, later, the Disney Channel), the four-hour event and its 1987 sequel, Anne of Avonlea, became instant classics—winning Emmy and Peabody Awards, reinvigorating interest in the L.M. Montgomery novels, and inspiring a generation of women to emulate the brainy, ambitious, hot-tempered, and kind-hearted Anne.

We are now in the midst of another Anne boom. The always-popular ginger is the subject of several new film, stage, and TV adaptations, including a gritty reimagining by Breaking Bad alum Moira Walley-Beckett that was first broadcast by the CBC and will air on Netflix starting this Friday. But this new version will have to work as hard as the fictional Miss Shirley herself to win over a generation raised on the warm and cozy version. We’ve rounded up a group of writers who grew up on the 1980s version to explain why that Anne—and the gentle books she springs from—are such a hard act to follow.

LOVE AT FIRST SLATE

Anne of Green Gables is jammed full of wonderful moments that have never left me over the mumble-something years since I first read it—Diana Barry getting wasted accidentally on currant wine; Anne re-enacting The Lady of Shalott with geographically disastrous results. But none are more viscerally satisfying than when our heroine gets fed up with classmate, general dreamboat, and (spoiler!) future spouse Gilbert Blythe teasing her during lessons and cracks him over the head with her slate. I think of Anne every time a strange man on the street tells me to smile. Young women are so often taught to make boys feel comfortable, even when they’re being total assholes, and Anne just . . . doesn’t do that.

Her reaction is not half-hearted. It is not cutesy. Her rage is not cloaked in apologies for making anyone feel awkward. And she is not home to Gilbert’s apologies for a very long time. Her anger is legitimate and it is serious, and L.M. Montgomery treats it as such. (So does Gilbert, to his great credit.) Anne is allowed to reclaim her space and simmer about this. And while the image that sticks in your head is, obviously, Anne whacking Gilbert across the noggin, the message I took away from Anne of Green Gables as a kid wasn’t that I should smack people. It was that it’s O.K. to stand up for yourself when people treat you poorly, and that doing so isn’t going to make anyone who matters dislike you. That’s a powerful thought to put into a young girl’s pocket when you send her out into the world. Cat-callers, beware. — Jessica Morgan, co-founder of GoFugYourself.com and author of The Royal We

Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series is a Canadian animated television series produced by Sullivan Entertainment and developed by writer/director/producer Kevin Sullivan, based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. One season of the series was produced, with 26 episodes, originally airing from 2001 to 2002. The series was developed for PBS. Then the show aired in reruns on Qubo from May 13, 2013, until December 25, 2016. Each episode contained an educational aspect, with a problem for one or more of the show’s characters to face and solve. In conjunction with these problems, PBS “Ready-to-Learn” guides were created for teachers in America to use in classrooms.

Opening Sequence

The opening sequence of the series begins at the orphanage. The next day, Anne decided to pack her stuff up, and starts to run out of the orphanage. As she rans faster, and faster, and then she lifts herself off the ground, and magically began to fly. Anne flies through the fields, and off of the cliff. She was very happy, that she is 50 feet up high. She holds her hat on her head, as flies up into the sky.

Voice Cast

  • Bryn McAuley as Anne Shirley
  • Wayne Robson as Matthew Cuthbert
  • Patricia Gage as Marilla Cuthbert
  • Ali Mukaddam as Gilbert Blythe
  • Emily Hampshire as Diana Barry
  • Dalene Irvine as Felicity King
  • Kyle Fairlie as Felix King
  • Linda Sorensen as Hetty King
  • Anne Anglin as Peg Bowen
  • Tracey Moore as Dryad
  • Patricia Hamilton as Rachel Lynde
  • Keith Dinicol and Keith Knight as The Willows
  • Richard Binsley as Mr. Lawson
  • Adrian Truss as Mr. Gresham
  • Andrew Craig as Perry

Funding

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