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Mon, Nov 5, 2018 10:46 PM

LIVE POLL: Favorite Children's or Young Adult's Author Biopic

Which of these biographical movies based on the real-life author of children's or young adult works is the most enchanting tale?

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/h9pH1bJU5mk/


See the partial list of children's or a young adult book author biopics here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045743073/

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[Opens 11/23]
Becoming Astrid (2018) Drama | 14 September 2018 (Sweden), 23 November 2018 USA
Astrid Lindgren
Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.

UPCOMING Children's or Young Adult Author BIOPICS

Untitled Mr. Rogers/Tom Hanks Project (2019) Biography, Drama | Filming
Fred Rogers
The story of Fred Rogers, the honored host and creator of the popular children's television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968).
Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Tammy Blanchard

Tolkien PG-13 | Biography, Drama | Completed
J.R.Tolkien
Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Pam Ferris, Genevieve O'Reilly

Banking on Mr. Toad
(2019) Animation, Biography, Drama | Pre-production
Kenneth Grahame
A biopic about the writer Kenneth Grahame, the birth of his iconic story "The Wind In The Willows", and his life with wife Elspeth, and Alastair their troubled young son.
Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Toby Kebbell, Brian Blessed

An Unquiet Life Drama | Announced
Roald Dahl
The story of tumultuous marriage between actress Patricia Neal and renowned writer Roald Dahl.
Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Bonneville

Untitled Dr. Seuss Project Drama | Announced
Dr. Seuss
The story of writer and illustrator Theodor Geisel, known for penning many well-known children's books during the 20th Century under the pen name Dr. Seuss.

Untitled J.K.Rowling Project Drama | Not Announced
J.K.Rowling
A biopic about the writer J.K.Rowling based on Hollywood’s Black List: Anna Klassen's When Lightning Strikes

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I'm not familiar with Harvey Pekar's work so this may not apply, but his biopic American Splendor is excellent.

Also:
The Man Who Invented Christmas 
The Invisible Woman
Becoming Jane

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Thanks Harvey Pekar's work is a underground comic book writer with a more adult focus. I initially decided to expand the scope beyond just children's authors to works that are being read in the 9-13 age group. I am re-thinking that decision which was intended to clarify the boundaries of the poll, it has created another even more massive grey are. As of now, I will likely split off the young adult segment or drop it altogether. These would be good suggestions for a poll with a young adult focus.

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Tolkien PG-13 | Biography, Drama | May 10th release
J.R.Tolkien
Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Pam Ferris, Genevieve O'Reilly

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Goodbye, Christopher Robin would be my vote, but I also want to see Shadowlands.

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Shadowlands is decent and worth a watch, obviously you would have an interest.  I kinda expected more with Debra Winger, Anthony Hopkins and Richard Attenborough being involved. Plus, a pre-Downton Abbey Julian Fellowe  and a pre-Games of Thrones Roger Ashton-Griffiths both have roles.

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Tolkien post May 10th release bump

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Thursday, April 2 2020 International Children's Book Day

 International Children's Book Day: IBBY official website

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Hi Urb,

'Good idea. I haven't seen a lot of these but from the ones I have, 'Fnding Neverland,' although I like the idea behind Winnie the Pooh's creation more. I haven't seen that movie, though. 

I'd suggest adding an apostrophe and "s" after "adult" in the title and intro, like you did for "children's." Otherwise, it precisely means that the author is a young adult, instead of what you actually mean.

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Urb,

I noticed that you made the change that Ruby recommended. I've updated the title of this thread accordingly.

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For the JK Rowling option I would suggest using the TV movie instead of the so far unmade script.

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Also, Peter the Rabbitt should be Peter Rabbit.

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I made the Peter Rabbit correction. But, I probably should have specified the poll is more geared to the release of these upcoming biopics, like A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), When Lightning Strikes  and others. Hence, it is not ready for publication.

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Hi Urb,

Can you leave a note whenever you feel it's ready to go live?

Thanks. : )

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will do

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Thanks. : )

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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019)
Fred Rogers Biography | 22 November 2019 (USA)

The story of Fred Rogers, the honored host and creator of the popular children's television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968).
Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Tammy Blanchard

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Urb,

Do you consider this poll ready?

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No, a sizeable number of children titles are still in production or in-development to fill-out the answer pool. (see above)

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Updated Upcoming Children's Author Biopics
Ronald Dahl
- An Unquiet Life (2020)
Kenneth Grahame - Banking on Mr. Toad (2021)
J.K.Rowling - Untitled J.K.Rowling Biopic
Theodor Geisel aka Dr. Seuss - Untitled Dr. Seuss Biopic

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Urb,

Do you consider this poll ready?

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Hi Urb,

 

Do you mean to wait until the JK Rowling movie is made and released instead of just adding it then?

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It seemed that there was wave of related children author biopics just over the horizon when I first proposed this. Since then, the released dates seem to have been scattered about for one reason or another the past year or so.  I guess I am waiting for at least one more of the big name children authors to have  a biopic (Dahl, Suess, Rowling).

 

Updated Upcoming Children's Author Biopics
Ronald Dahl
- An Unquiet Life  (2020)
Kenneth Grahame - Banking on Mr. Toad (2021)
J.K.Rowling - Untitled J.K.Rowling Biopic (????)
Theodor Geisel aka Dr. Seuss - Untitled Dr. Seuss Biopic Dr. Seuss: Ted & Helen

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Urb,

I noticed that you updated your list about a week ago. Please post when you consider this ready.

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My Vote: Finding Neverland