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These Popular Movies Were Adapted From Books

Kirstin Fawcett
Jonkers Rare Books
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Did you know that Shrek, the 2001 computer-animated comedy about a grumpy yet lovable ogre, was inspired by a 1990 picture book of the same name? If that fact surprises you, check out the infographic below. Created by UK-based bookseller Jonkers Rare Books, the graphic lists 17 popular films—Shrek included—that were texts long before they achieved silver screen fame.

[h/t Jonkers.co.uk]

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