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Harry Potter Films Named Favorite Children's Adaption by UK Poll

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Posted by: Edward
December 10, 2009, 09:49 PM

The Harry Potter series has been voted Favorite Cinematic Adaptation of Children's Literature by a recent LOVEFiLM poll.  The Telegraph reports tonight that the Harry Potter series came in first place with twenty-five percent of the 1,500 plus respondents saying the book series by author J. K. Rowling was their favorite adaptation.  The classic Wizard of Oz film came in at second place, while the Watership Down adaptation rounded out the top three.  LOVEFiLM's Helen Cowley is quoted as saying in regards of the ranking:

"It's great to see that the classics in our poll such as The Wizard of Oz still capture the imagination of adults and kids alongside newer adaptations such as Harry Potter which continue to keep us spellbound."
The full list of Favorite Cinematic Adaptation of Children's Literature is as follows:
  1. Harry Potter series (2001-present) - 25 percent 
  2. The Wizard of Oz (1939) - 18 percent 
  3. Watership Down (1978) - 15 percent 
  4. The Railway Children (1970) - 11 percent 
  5. Mary Poppins (1964) - 10 percent 
  6. Shrek (2001) - 7 percent 
  7. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005-present) - 5 percent 
  8. Matilda (1996) - 4 percent 
  9. The Witches (1990) - 2 percent 
  10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - 1 percent

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31 Comments

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I SAW THE WIZARD OF OZ FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT 2 SUMMERS AGO! and i’m 15…. sad right?

Posted by johndeeregirl12 on December 10, 2009, 10:24 PM report to moderator
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YAY for Harry Potter! It will always be my favorite book series of all-time!!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on December 11, 2009, 01:57 AM report to moderator
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Awesome! And the only other “recent” film is Charlie, which is only one film, compared to six and an upcoming eight.

Posted by Smitch on December 11, 2009, 08:59 AM report to moderator
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Congratulations to Jo and HP

Posted by ars98 on December 11, 2009, 10:34 AM report to moderator
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YAY!!! HP rocks! :-D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on December 11, 2009, 10:56 AM report to moderator
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Nice for HP but I’m saving my congrats for Watership Down beating the likes Shrek and Mary P :) I don’t think the film is as anywhere near as good as the book is, but happy it has got some recognition!

Posted by pipkin3 on December 11, 2009, 12:33 PM report to moderator
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Awesome! First!

Posted by Lucida on December 11, 2009, 02:05 PM report to moderator
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Awesome!!! Congratulations to Jo and HP!!! Harry Potter will always be my favorite book series of all-time!!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on December 11, 2009, 02:10 PM report to moderator
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coolio, best chirldren adaption! 3rd

Posted by Loveforluna on December 11, 2009, 02:29 PM report to moderator
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excellent! as if anyone thought harry potter’d loose…! :)

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on December 11, 2009, 02:58 PM report to moderator
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Of course Harry Potter would prove to be children’s most favorite adaptation! I do not see what else could compare to it.

Posted by Kirk on December 11, 2009, 04:32 PM report to moderator
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Very good choices (especially the 1st!) :D

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on December 11, 2009, 04:40 PM report to moderator
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Well done!! Congratulations!!

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on December 11, 2009, 05:08 PM report to moderator
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Shrek? Seriously? I was never a fan of him.

Congrats for Harry!

Posted by Mr. Brightside on December 11, 2009, 09:24 PM report to moderator
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yes!!!!!! go Jo and go HP!!!!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on December 11, 2009, 10:34 PM report to moderator
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