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15 greatest movies based on children's books

Yardbarker Logo By Fidel Martinez of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 16: "Peter Rabbit," a CGI/live action hybrid movie based on the Beatrix potter children's book about an anthropomorphic farm animal voiced by James Corden, will hit theaters nationwide this Friday. The general critical consensus is that the movie is not good – two common threads found in the reviews is how insufferable Corden is in it and how the movie completely doesn't get the tone of the original books. But not all movies based on children's books do their source material injustice. Some, in fact, surpass it, taking a good idea and turning it into something magical. Here are 15 movies (and franchises) worthy of the "greatest ever" tag.

Movies that let the magic on the page shine through

"Peter Rabbit," a CGI/live action hybrid movie based on the Beatrix potter children's book about an anthropomorphic farm animal voiced by James Corden, will hit theaters nationwide this Friday. The general critical consensus is that the movie is not good – two common threads found in the reviews is how insufferable Corden is in it and how the movie completely doesn't get the tone of the original books. But not all movies based on children's books do their source material injustice. Some, in fact, surpass it, taking a good idea and turning it into something magical. Here are 15 movies (and franchises) worthy of the "greatest ever" tag.

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