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08/01/2013 08:08 am ET

8 Children’s Film Franchises That Tried — And Failed — To Be The Next ‘Harry Potter’ – Flavorwire

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Disney just announced it’s working on films of Eoin Colfer’s bestselling children’s series Artemis Fowl. The studio is hoping it’ll be the next Harry Potter, and a production team that includes Robert DeNiro and Harvey Weinstein could make this happen. However, the Artemis Fowl series is about ten years old, and despite its success, it never broke through into grown-up pop culture the same way Harry Potter did.

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