C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is being released now by Disney as a live-action motion picture; plans are in the works to film the second Chronicle, Prince Caspian.
Most notably, author Susan Nanus transformed the work into a two-act children's play in 1977, and producer Chuck Jones created a combination live-action and animated film based on the novel in 1970.
Kids' movies are usually animated, though there are also live-action children's movies made each year that often become very popular, especially if a company such as Disney is producing the film.
In the 1950s, however, Disney decided to expand the scope of the work his company was doing, and he began work on live-action films and direct-to-television programming.
LARPing is a live-action role playing game that allows you to assume a character and participate in a battle with others in the LARPing group.