Tag Archives: adaptation

Then vs. Now: Anna Karenina

Released 1948                              Rated: NR Before I left my TCM channel and the wonderful invention that is the DVR behind, I went through a period of searching for old/classic films to brush up on. And they must have been celebrating Vivien … Continue reading

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Then vs. Now: Willy Wonka vs. Charlie

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Released 06/30/1971                              Rated: G Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is a creative, strange tale full of wonder and awesomeness. I find it ironic that Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory focuses more … Continue reading

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

Released 12/11/92                              Rated: G This movie is my quintessential version of A Christmas Carol, and probably also my quintessential Christmas movie. This film has become a staple every year. I find it hard to find another version, or even another … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Released: 11/17/00                              Rated: PG As far as animation-to-live action adaptations go, I really don’t think you can get better than this. I mean, this project could have ended up being unbelievably horrible; Dr. Seuss is not easy to accomplish. How do … Continue reading

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Richie Rich

Released 12/21/94                              Rated: PG It has been forever since I’ve seen this movie! In re-watching it I have discovered how great it is. I think this movie is a gem buried in the 90s. Why can’t Hollywood make good family … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Frog

Released 12/11/09                              Rated: G The Princess and the Frog was a very anticipated movie. Disney finally came back to its traditional style of movie making. I went searching down the list on IMDB.com and the last animated feature that followed … Continue reading

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Tangled

Released 11/24/10                              Rated: PG Disney has found some of its old magic again! I haven’t been thrilled by a (solely) Disney animated film since Treasure Planet in 2002. Disney’s live-action as well as Pixar’s films are different stories, though. I … Continue reading

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