CINEMA: TAKING OUT THE BUGS

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, DISNEY HAS IMPROVED ON ROALD DAHL'S PEACH

TURNING A CLASSIC OF CHILDREN'S literature into a movie can be a thankless task. It's drudge work for the adapters if they are totally faithful to the text. Yet to make any changes can be deemed a sacrilege. To kids, a fairy tale is as sacred as the Pentateuch; it instructs them in the perils and wonders of the world they are just getting used to. Even as adults, they may retain what they believe to be a moral copyright on their memory of favorite stories. Don't dig up my Secret Garden, they protest. Don't abuse my Seuss.

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