Del Story: Local author sees her book turned into animated movie
By Mellany Armstrong

Updated Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:03am

From book to musical to movie, a local author sees her dream come true.

WDEL's Mellany Armstrong has more in this week's WDEL Delaware Stories.

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Jamie Kleman of Landenberg, Pa., got the idea for her book, "It's Not Mean to Be Green" from her son, Will.

"There were signs about going green and being green, and I turned to my son and said, 'Do you know what that means?' and he said, 'Well, I know Frankenstein is mean and monsters are green,' and it was like that aha moment," says Kleman.

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The story about protecting the environment was turned into a musical that debuted at the DuPont Theatre, and now, it's being turned into an animated movie.

"My name is Greenella, and I want to talk to you about carpooling and alternative transportation," says the animated character.

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"We want to showcase Delaware's commitment to educating the youth about the environment in a different way, in this entertaining way," Kleman says.

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Kleman has high hopes for the movie.

"I'd really love 'It's Not Mean to Be Green' to be the first Earth Day special that you look forward to each April," she says.

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To get a sneak peek of the film, visit A Bigger Boat Foundation

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