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These stuff probably didn't happen in the book but it did in the movie. I got these of Wikipedia

  • At night they fly, you'd better run. These winged things are not much fun. --- Said to be African fruit bats, but portrayed as smaller, common bats.
  • In the jungle you must wait until the dice read five or eight. --- The player (Alan) is sucked into the game board and trapped in an unseen jungle until a player rolls either 5 or 8. In the board game, there was a spot on the board that says this.
  • A tiny bite can make you itch, make you sneeze, make you twitch. --- Giant mosquitoes.
  • This will not be an easy mission. Monkeys slow the expedition. --- Monkeys.
  • His fangs are sharp, he likes your taste. Your party better move poste haste. --- A lion. This is also the roll that frees Alan from the game.
  • They grow much faster than bamboo. Take care or they'll come after you. --- Crawling vines and a Man-Eating Plant. In the board game, the Man-Eating Plant had its own clue.
  • A hunter from the darkest wild makes you feel just like a child. --- Van Pelt.
  • Don't be fooled, it isn't thunder. Staying put would be a blunder. --- A stampede of rhinos, elephants, zebras, and pelicans. In the board game, it was just charging rhinos.
  • A law of Jumanji having been broken, you'll be set back even more than your token--- As a penalty for cheating (Peter tried to drop the dice so they would land on 12), the player (Peter) gradually turns into a monkey. "Set back" refers to devolution.
  • Every month at the quarter moon, there'll be a monsoon in your lagoon --- A monsoon and a crocodile. In the board game, the crocodile had its own clue.
  • Beware the ground on which you stand. The floor is quicker than the sand. --- The floor beneath the player (Alan) becomes quicksand which traps him.
  • There is a lesson you will learn. Sometimes you must go back a turn. --- The effects of the previous move (quicksand) are undone.
  • Need a hand? Well you just wait. We'll help you out, we each have eight --- Large spiders.
  • You're almost there with much at stake, but now the ground begins to quake --- An earthquake.
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Both "Jumanji" and "Zathura" were written by Chris Van Allsburg and involve children who play magical Board Games that transport them into exciting and dangerous adventures. Both stories revolve around the theme of dealing with the consequences of their actions within the game world.

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What are books Chris Van Allsburg wrote?

Chris Van Allsburg is an American author and illustrator best known for his children's books. Some of his popular works include "Jumanji," "The Polar Express," "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick," and "Zathura." His books often feature magical and mysterious themes with intricate illustrations.


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How are zathura and jumanji alike?

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Anyone know of a movie where a group of people play a game and what ever happens to the person playing it happens in real life?

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Will there be a Zathura 2?

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What year did Zathura come out in?

I belive that Zathura came out in the year 2000. Zathura came out in 2005 for sure


When was Zathura created?

Zathura was created on 2002-10-28.


When was Zathura released?

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What was the Production Budget for Zathura?

The Production Budget for Zathura was $65,000,000.