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5 Childhood Animated Films (That Are Actually Based On Books)

Almost everyone has seen the movies on the list, but most probably don’t know that they were based on books first. The book to movie adaptation started happening a long time ago, with animated films. There are a couple of things you notice when you re-watch a childhood film you loved. Firstly, the topics were a lot more lenient, and therefore a lot darker. Death, witchcraft, animal abuse, racial stereotypes. It is sometimes hard to believe they were meant for young tiny children. (I am kind of scared to read the books and find out what tales the stories originally told.) Continue reading