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


Dec 10, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

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

31 Responses to Harry Potter Films Named Favorite Children’s Adaption by UK Poll

Avatar Imagealpaca-girl says: I SAW THE WIZARD OF OZ FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT 2 SUMMERS AGO! and i'm 15.... sad right?Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY for Harry Potter! It will always be my favorite book series of all-time!!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Awesome! And the only other "recent" film is Charlie, which is only one film, compared to six and an upcoming eight. Avatar Imagears98 says: Congratulations to Jo and HP Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: YAY!!! HP rocks! :-DAvatar Imagepipkin3 says: 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!Avatar ImageLucida says: Awesome! First!Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: Awesome!!! Congratulations to Jo and HP!!! Harry Potter will always be my favorite book series of all-time!! Avatar Imagebookgirl3000 says: coolio, best chirldren adaption! 3rdAvatar Imagenealiezealbie says: excellent! as if anyone thought harry potter'd loose...! :)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Of course Harry Potter would prove to be children's most favorite adaptation! I do not see what else could compare to it.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Very good choices (especially the 1st!) :D Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Well done!! Congratulations!!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Shrek? Seriously? I was never a fan of him. Congrats for Harry!Avatar ImageCatherine says: yes!!!!!! go Jo and go HP!!!!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: woohoo. well, everyone knows HP and Jo are the bestAvatar ImageAll Was Well says: I saw the Wizard of Oz for the first time LAST YEAR! And I'm 18! So the thing to be learned is this: If you want to make a successful film--especially for children--make sure it involves wizards!Avatar Imagears98 says: Congratulations to Jo and HP Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Of course HP topped it! It's true!Avatar ImageFifi says: Congrats Jo! No surprises it IS there of course. :D Wow, Roald Dahl got a lot of books in there! Always loved reading his books when I was small and I still do. :)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: awesome! :DAvatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: I'm so happy that others realise how great this books are!!! :)Avatar Imagealicia00 says: i love more then half of those movies but i love harry potter the best thowAvatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: YAY!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Not surprising...Avatar ImageZephyrFool says: Harry keeps us spellbound. *grin* I like that one.Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: Harry Potter was the obvious choice. I thought Narnia would have been higher thoug. For sure not as high as HP with higher than 7.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Never knew shrek was a book!! Congratz Jo!!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Wooow :) Impresiiiiiive xD!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Shrek is a book?????!!!!!!Avatar Imagesirius17 says: hahah this really wasn't a suprise lol

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