A lot of of the greatest children’s books have been adapted to be dearly loved films. Popular family books that have stood the test of time are often first-rate candidates to make a remarkable film, but, when a book is made into a motion picture it always begs the question of whether the book is better or the motion picture is better and how closely does the movie stick to the story line of the book?
In 2008, “The Spiderwick Chronicles” by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi was made into a movie. There are five books in the book sequence but only one motion picture has been made so far. It follows the journey of a family of children who find a weird and wonderful book in their new home that leads them into a world filled with trolls and goblins, elves, dwarves and other creatures.
The adored children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl was originally published in 1964. It has been adapted into 2 famous movies, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” in 1971, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and from 2005 “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka.
One of the most favorite family books of all times is “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White. From its first printing back in 1952 it has maintained its reputation throughout. The book was first made into an cartoon motion picture in 1973. In December 2006, a live action motion picture adaptation was released. Both of the movies very directly followed the plot of the book.
Dr. Seuss is arguably the most adored family authors of all times. A lot of of his stories are now being finished into films. The most recent was “Horton Hears A Who” in 2008 with Jim Carrey as the voice of Horton. This animated feature movie was pretty similar to the book.
An extra Seuss book, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” had an cartoon version that came out in 1966. It followed the book virtually exactly. However, the big budget movie of “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” from 2000 added many new scenes and events. The motion picture “The Cat In The Hat” which came out in 2003 also made many changes from the book.
One of the maximum grossing motion picture series of all times is from the family books on Harry Potter written by J.K. Rowling. At this point six of the 7 books have been made into films with a plan to make two films from the 7th episode for a total of 8 films. This series is the 2nd utmost grossing series in history after James Bond.
Kids books oftentimes make magnificent films that the whole family can enjoy. Viewing the movies and reading the books as a family unit can make for a number of magnificent family unit times and fantastic family unit memories.