Many books have inspired movies. Here are a few…

The Great Mouse Detective

Based on the book series Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus, “The Great Mouse Detective” is a 1986 animated mystery film. The main characters are all mice and live in Victorian London.

Hotel For Dogs

This comedy film is based on Lois Duncan’s book of the same name. Two orphans, Andi and Bruce hide their dog in an abandoned hotel when their new guardians tell them they cannot keep pets.

How To Train Your Dragon

A 2010 3D computer-animated fantasy film loosely based on the English 2003 book of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The story takes place in a mythical Viking world where a young Viking teenager named Hiccup captures his first dragon but finds that he wants to befriend it.


A 1995 American fantasy adventure film about a supernatural board game that makes wild animals and other jungle hazards materialise upon each player’s move. This was adapted from a 1981 fantasy picture book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg.

Monkeys go home

This is a 1967 Disney film adapted from the book The Monkeys by G. K. Wilkinson. Hank Dussard, is the new owner of an olive grove. He brings in chimps to do the work.

A Tiger Walks

Walt Disney Productions brought out “A Tiger Walks” in 1964, based on a book by the same name. It is the story of a Royal Bengal Tiger ill-treated by a travelling circus. He escapes and the residents of the town want it killed, except Julie Williams, the Sherriff’s daughter.

The Ugly Dachshund

In 1938, Gladys Bronwyn Stern wrote The Ugly Dachshund. In 1966 it was made into a movie. It is a light hearted comedy about a Great Dane who thinks he is a dachshund.