Bates Motel. Poster of the 2013 TV series and cover of the 1959 book, Psycho
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Psycho
Robert Bloch, 1959
TV series vs book
Anthony Cipriano, 2013-2017

Bates Motel explores the complex bond between the future serial killer, Norman Bates, and his mother Norma. Serving as a prelude to the iconic horror film Psycho, the series provides a modern perspective on Norman’s upbringing, shedding light on the events that led him to become one of history’s most notorious murderers.


The Canterville Ghost. Poster of the 2023 movie and cover of the 1887 book
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The Canterville Ghost
Oscar Wilde, 1887
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Kim Burdon, Robert Chandler, 2023

An American family relocates to Canterville Chase, an elegant countryside mansion haunted by Sir Simon De Canterville, the ghost who has roamed the halls for three centuries.


A Good Year. Poster of the 2006 movie and cover of the 2004 book
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A Good Year
Peter Mayle, 2004
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Ridley Scott, 2006

Young Max Skinner, whose parents have died in an accident, spends his childhood summer holidays learning to appreciate the finer things in life at his Uncle Henry’s vineyard estate in Provence in southeastern France. 25 years later, Max is a successful but arrogant workaholic trader in London with a cheeky-chappy persona.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Poster of the 2005 movie and cover of the 1964 book
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl, 1964
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Tim Burton, 2005

Charlie Bucket and his family live in poverty near the Wonka Factory. After overhearing that the final ticket was found in Russia, Charlie finds a ten-dollar note and purchases a Wonka Bar at a news shop.


The Spiderwick Chronicles. Poster of the 2008 movie and cover of the 2003 book
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The Spiderwick Chronicles
Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black, 2003
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Mark Waters, 2008

In 1928, Arthur Spiderwick writes a Field guide about the many faeries he has encountered. After finishing the Book, he hides it away for fear of Mulgarath, a shapeshifting ogre who plans to use the Book’s secrets for evil. Eighty years later, recently divorced Helen Grace inherits and moves into the abandoned Spiderwick estate with her children, daughter Mallory and twin sons Jared and Simon.


Astro Boy. Poster of the 2009 movie and cover of the 1952 comic book
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Astro Boy
Osamu Tezuka, 1952
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David Bowers, 2009

Toby Tenma is a teenager who lives in the futuristic city-state of Metro City, that floats above the polluted surface on Earth. His father, Dr. Tenma, meets President Stone to show the Peacekeeper, an advanced defensive robot that will activate using the Blue and Red cores, two energy cores that emit respective opposing positive and negative energy created by Dr. Elefun.


Astro Boy. Poster of the 2009 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Astro Boy: The Movie
Scott Tipton, 2009
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David Bowers, 2009

Toby Tenma is a teenager who lives in the futuristic city-state of Metro City, that floats above the polluted surface on Earth. His father, Dr. Tenma, meets President Stone to show the Peacekeeper, an advanced defensive robot that will activate using the Blue and Red cores, two energy cores that emit respective opposing positive and negative energy created by Dr. Elefun.


Arthur and the Invisibles. Poster of the 2006 movie and cover of the 2003 book, Arthur and the Forbidden City
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Arthur and the Forbidden City
Luc Besson, 2003
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Luc Besson, 2006

In 1960, 10-year-old Arthur lives with his grandmother Daisy in a quiet farm house on a dirt road, in a small rural community in Northeastern Connecticut. Arthur, reflecting his legendary British namesake, draws a sacred sword from its recess and uses it to protect the Minimoys from Maltazard’s soldiers.


Arthur and the Invisibles. Poster of the 2006 movie and cover of the 2002 book, Arthur and the Minimoys
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Arthur and the Minimoys
Luc Besson, 2002
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Luc Besson, 2006

In 1960, 10-year-old Arthur lives with his grandmother Daisy in a quiet farm house on a dirt road, in a small rural community in Northeastern Connecticut. Arthur, reflecting his legendary British namesake, draws a sacred sword from its recess and uses it to protect the Minimoys from Maltazard’s soldiers.


Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard. Poster of the 2009 movie and cover of the 2004 book, Arthur And The Revenge of Maltazard
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Arthur And The Revenge of Maltazard
Luc Besson, 2004
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Luc Besson, 2009

The Minimoy Princess Selenia and her brother Betameche set off on a journey with Arthur in pursuit of the forbidden city of Necropolis, which is the residence of the evil wizard Maltazard. They must navigate over tangled spider webs and Maltazard’s menacing goons.