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January 4, 2010 – Mini says: I so think the best EB book for a movie would be the Five Find Outer series. The book was awesome and that as a movie. WOW! Famous Five would be cool (with people NOT cartoon) What do you think? What EB book would be an amazing movie?
January 5, 2010 – Josefine says: Yeah! The Famous Five I really would like if it became a movie! but meanwhile I enjoy the tv-series. Which reminds me of a question. How many of her series have been filmed? I know Famous Five, adventure books and secret series.
January 6, 2010 – Kylie Paris Ruby Jackson says: The Famous Five would make really nice TV series. Without any changing, just as they are in the books! Also, Malory Towers and ST Clare's would be great. So would the Five Find-Outers :)!
January 6, 2010 – Amy Elizabeth says: Malory Towers and St Clare's would be nice for a movie. . . But I prefer no movie would be made out of them (I don't know why, though!).
January 7, 2010 – Spitfire says: I reckon The Treasure Hunters would make a really good film. It's packed full of adventure, long-lost treasure, interfering adults and a race against time. The setting is picturesque, the kids resourceful and Mr Potts would make a good on-screen villain!
January 9, 2010 – Amy Elizabeth says: You're right, Spitfire. I read The Treasure Hunters when I was six (I still have it) and loved it. It IS "packed full of adventure." I would just love to see the Greylings Manor in a movie, and the Taylors' farm, and the old summer house, and the woods. . .
January 27, 2010 – WillowRo says: What Enid Blyton series would be the best to turn into movies or TV shows?? And if you were an actor/actress which character would you want to play? EG: I think Malory Towers would make good movies and I would like to play Darrell.
December 14, 2010 – Wan Yuen Mun says: For me, I hope The Five Find-Outers and Dog will make a movie. Fatty or Bets, can you manage it?
Fatty says... Fatty says: It's beyond us, Wan Yuen Mun!
September 7, 2011 – Trevor says: Hello all! Mini, good question - what would be the best Enid Blyton book for a video/movie? Well, I can't narrow it down to a book but regarding series, I would really love to see the Five Find-Outers in a video/movie format. - I mean both cartoon illustrations animation and living people. - Though I reckon if every Enid Blyton book could be made into both 'cartoon illustrations animation' and 'real living' people videos/movies, it would be great! I'd sure want to watch them all.
October 5, 2011 – Saky says: Well, frankly, all her series would make fantastic movies and TV serials! In fact, we should have a whole channel known as the EB Channel where only Enid Blyton movies and TV serials are shown! Fatty, Bets, could you produce that? : -P.
Fatty says... Fatty says: I think there'd have to be a few more adaptations made before that could happen! In any case, most of the film adaptations are pretty dire.
February 26, 2012 – Trevor says: Hello all, I just thought of another book that would be a very good film in cartoon format."The Three Golliwog's"! But, because of racist laws and so-forth garbage, that wouldn't be acceptable. Gah! Hurrrumphh!
February 27, 2012 – Richard says: I think FFO would make a wonderful TV or film series. Am now reading our 5th FFO book with my 10 year old son who is enjoying every minute of the series. I think it makes an excellent read - reminds us of simpler days when children played outside in their Summer Hols - rather than sitting in front of a PC screen or xbox!!!
February 28, 2012 – Julie@Owlsdene says: I agree with you, Richard. That's what makes these books so appealing, we are transported back in time to when children were children and we can lose ourselves in nostalgia!
Fatty says... Fatty says: As long as it was set in period, and not filmed in the New Forest in modern clothes! It would make an ideal Sunday tea-time BBC production.
February 28, 2012 – Saky says: Though movie versions would be nice, I'm worried that the producers will change the settings and events completely, to appeal to modern kids! For example, Julian with a cell phone? It's happenned, by the way. In India, they released a TV serial based on the Famous Five. It was supposed to be based on the series by Enid Blyton. The only thing common were the characters! I was disgusted! They could have released a completely new series instead of insulting Enid Blyton!
March 1, 2012 – Angela Favorleigh says: Fatty's remark reminds me of that comedy sketch where someone tries to film Enid Blyton but gets the time period wrong and all the girls are in Victorian ballgowns with layers of petticoats and are twirling parasols.
June 2, 2012 – Farwa says: I think Five Get Into Trouble would make a very good movie. So would all the books in the Naughtiest Girl series.
January 2, 2015 – Evie M says: To be honest, I don't think Enid Blyton books should be made into movies of any kind; they should remain as beautiful books because that is what her writing is, beautiful. However, if they DID get turned into movies, then Five Get Into Trouble would be very good, but I think any of the books in the Adventure series would be best; perhaps River, Island or Valley as THE best. And I would love to play Dinah; I am like her and I am the same age as she is, twelve. She is an interesting character as well. However, I would also like to play Philip if I was a boy. I don't think I would be able to act Lucy-Ann very well, she has to act shy and scared lots of times and I could not do that convincingly. Also I am too old to play her, I believe she was eleven in the first book. Thank you whoever started this topic, it's really interesting!
July 21, 2015 – Tess says: I'd like it if the F.O.'s was turned into a movie and M.T. as well, and The Secret Series. I've already watched 'The Twins at St. Clare's. It's so so cool! It's not a movie but a cartoon and the girls and everyone are exactly how I imagined!!
Buster says... Buster says: I think I'd like it if you tried harder with using capital letters when required.
July 22, 2015 – Evie M says: How old is Tess? Maybe she's quite young and doesn't know how to punctuate sentences correctly?
Buster says... Buster says: Then one has to learn.

Fatty says: At least she should know if her name is Jess or Tess!
July 22, 2015 – Tess says: I told you already Fatty, me and Jess are twins, and we use the same computer so sometimes we (in a hurry) type the wrong name and we have different emails too if you look.
July 23, 2015 – Tess says: I'm eleven, Evie.
December 9, 2016 – Paul says: Which would be better for an adaption? BBC or ITV?
Buster says... Buster says: Wouldn't really matter, as it won't happen!
December 10, 2016 – Nigel says: I would love to see a Find-Outers' story filmed - in period.
December 10, 2016 – Paul says: Well, Buster, take how the BBC Narnia from the eighties is more loved than the Walden films. As for the new Faraway Tree movie, I can already hear the cry of "TIMBER.! " from the critics!
Buster says... Buster says: I can't hear anything!
October 4, 2017 – Paul Austin says: I wish someone would make proper "just like the books" films or TV series of all the Famous Fives. The two series they made were ok, but I would like visuals that looked like Eileen Soper had been on set, locations that looked like the descriptions in the books, and as few plot deviations as possible. There's obviously the danger that things might get a bit repetitive as the stories progress, but I think it could be done.
Fatty says... Fatty says: Like this, Paul? :-)

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