!!For the Books:

!!For the Film:
* ExecutiveMeddling: Director David L. Cunningham, who hated the finished product, claims that this is a large reason why the movie turned out so utterly different from the book.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Prior to 2005, the rights to do a film of the book were held by [[Creator/JimHenson The Jim Henson Company]] and [[WebVideo/AndrewKlavanOnTheCulture Andrew Klavan]] was attached as the screenwriter. Whether this would have resulted in a better film is anyone's guess.
** It would be hard for it not to.