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The 10 Best Live Action Movies Based On Cartoons is checking out the best cartoon-to-live-action adaptations. Check out our picks in the gallery below!

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A cartoon’s appeal has almost everything to do with the limitless potential of the medium. Live action projects are confined to reality, with budget constraints and the actual limits of human ability keeping these sorts of projects from reaching the high heights and the low lows of animation, for better or worse. That’s why it’s so surprising that so many cartoons end up getting the live action treatment.

No matter if it’s a graphic novel, a children’s show, or a comic strip, these animated cartoons all received a real-world spin in hopes of achieving massive box office numbers. Some tend to flop tremendously, but these are exceptions—these movies, despite how good their source material is, managed to succeed at keeping the spirit of their original animations alive even as they transitioned into reality.

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Which of these live action cartoons is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!


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