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Books have always served as inspiration for some of the most entertaining TV shows and movies around. Today, Disney is adding a new title to your queue with their version of the bestselling young adult novel “Artemis Fowl.”
Based on the eight book series of the same name by Irish author Eoin Colfer, the fantasy film follows Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw), a millionaire criminal mastermind. Artemis’ world is turned upside down when he captures a fairy by the name of Holly Short, who happens to be Captain of the LEPrecon Unit (Lara McDonnell).
The movie was originally set to be released in theatres on May 29, 2020, but with the recent closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, pivoted to a feature release on Disney+. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film also includes appearances from Colin Farrell, Josh Gad, and Dame Judy Dench.
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon with the kids, check out Artemis Fowl on Disney+ now, along with a selection of other famous books-turned-films.
In this film starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, Alexander and his family discover that even on the very worst day of their lives, family comes first.
Based on the 1865 novel by Lewis Carroll, choose between the classic 1951 animated movie, or the 2010 live-action film directed by Tim Burton.
Two imaginative children create the world of Terabithia, a magical kingdom where the two of them reign as king and queen before discovering that they can truly overcome their fears.
A new addition to the Disney+ lineup, this 2003 movie based on the Louis Sachar novel stars a young Shia LaBoeuf as he navigates life at Camp Green Lake.
This stop-motion animated film retells the classic Roald Dahl story of James and the Giant Peach, in which an orphaned boy discovers a new world filled with quirky characters.
Based on Rudyard Kipling’s novel of the same name, you can find both the 1967 animated feature and the 2016 live action remake on Disney+.
Catch the 1964 musical starring Julie Andrews as the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins, as well as Emily Blunt in the 2018 sequel “Mary Poppins Returns.”
When young Mia Thermopolois discovers that she’s the heir to a small European nation, she turns to her diary to share her hilarious thoughts in this 2001 movie based on the book by Meg Cabot.
Kids of all ages know and love the classic characters found in the Hundred Acre Woods, and Disney+ is the only place to catch all of their adventures.
This action adventure stars some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling as three mystical guides who help a young girl track down her missing father.