Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and...Oswald?

One cool thing about freelance writing is doing movie reviews. Although I can't say I'm much of a Hunger Games enthusiast, I do know the books are exceptionally written, and the first movie was well done. I'm expecting (just a gut feeling) that the second film will be much better than the first. I do have to admit, however, that I didn't exactly enjoy watching a bunch of children slaughter each other in the first movie. It was Lord of the Flies on cocaine. It had a disturbing, almost evil and twisted undercurrent in the child-to-child violence.

That, frankly, is a little odd considering that the author of the Hunger Games was also the writer for an adorable, gentle preschool-age animated children's show called Oswald in the early 2000s. Not sure if any parents out there know of that show, but my 1.8 year-old daughter LOVES it.

Wow, that writer -- Suzanne Collins -- really went through a transformation there. She went from this:


to this:


What happened, Suzanne?

More importantly, does Oswald make an appearance in any of the Hunger Games movies?