The Wait is Over. Where The Wild Things Are is in theaters today, If you haven’t been living rock, you’ll know that it was originally a popular children book. The live adaption follows a little boys rampant imagination- where he roams freely in his enchanted kingdom. In honor of the 2009 film, we take a look at other famous children literature.
Before the film’s initial release, Michael Ende published the German novel The Never Ending Story in 1979. Who could ever forget such a timeless tale? There are several unforgettable characters in The Never Ending Story(Teeny Weeny, The Childlike Empress) However, none compare to Falkor a giant but gentle luckdragon.
In spite of controversy and Ende’s dissatisfaction with the result, the film for The Never Ending Story was released in 1984. Two sequels spawned shortly after: “The Never Ending Story 2: The Next Chapter” and “The Never Ending Story 3″.
A Little Princess was written in 1904 by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The late author’s tale follows a young girl named Sara Crewe who attends a NY boarding school shortly after her father is drafted to the war. Sara had to withstand a lot challenges along the way-notably becoming a servant for the school’s headmistress Ms. Minchin. A Little Princess beautiful ending is one of the most memorable in literature. The best adaption of the book from fans and critics was 1995 film directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
Anna Sewell’s 1877 novel Black Beauty proved to be a bestseller, remaining at the top spot for a solid five months. There have been a slew of film and TV adaptions based on Black Beauty. The only one to see much attention as the book was the 1994 film shot by director Caroline Thompson.
J.K Rowling nod on the list should come as no surprise. Way before the films existed, Rowling’s Harry Potter gained a huge following across the nation-evidently becoming one of the best selling books of all time.
Chronicles of Narnia by. C.S. Lewis is another well-known favorite for kids and adults. Its since sold over approximately over 200 million copies. Disney obtained the rights to distribute the first two films. Budget conflicts threw any plans Disney had with Narnia out the window. The rest of the Narnia films will be taken under the wing of 20th Century Fox.
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