Books On Disney+

Anyone a fan of seeing books adapted for the screen? Here’s a round up of movies based on books on Disney+.

Consider pairing them with the book to make a great family discussion!

Disney pulls from a lot of fairy tales or other classic lore & novels so we’ll pass on those movies for now. Besides, you probably already know they’re based on books.

Last updated: 9/26/20

101 Dalmatians

Based on The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Watch here (live action) or watch here (cartoon)

Artemis Fowl

Based on Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Watch here

Avalon High

Based on Avalon High by Meg Cabot

Watch here

Because of Winn-Dixie

Based on Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Watch here


Based on The BFG by Roald Dahl

Watch here

Descendants (movie series)

Based on Disney Descendants (series) by Melissa de la Cruz

Watch here

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)

Based on Diary of Wimpy Kid (series) by Jeff Kinney

Watch Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Roderick Rules, or Dog Days.

The Great Mouse Detective

Based on Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus and Paul Galdone

Watch here.


Based on Holes by Louis Sachar

Watch here

Mary Poppins

Based on Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Watch Mary Poppins


Based on the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Watch Prince Caspian or The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe

The One and Only Ivan

Based on The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Watch here.

The Princess Bride

Based on The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Watch here

The Princess Diaries

Based on The Princess Diaries (series) by Meg Cabot

Watch The Princess Diaries or Royal Engagement


Based on Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Watch here.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Based on Timmy Failure by Stephen Pastis

Watch here.

Tuck Everlasting

Based on Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Watch here

A Wrinkle In Time

Based on A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

Watch here

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9 thoughts on “Books On Disney+

  1. They just made an Artemis Fowl adaptation, but I’m a bit scared to watch it. From the trailer it looks like they condensed the entire series into one movie. Has anyone seen it yet?


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