The Paper Bag Princess is my favourite Robert Munsch book. Reasons why it would make a great movie: it’s smart, it’s funny, it has a dragon, and it has one kick-ass female lead/moral. Think Kill Bill meets Shrek meets My Best Friend’s Wedding. Just imagine what Dreamworks or Pixar could do with a flesh-out version of the story. We could see how Elizabeth and Ronald met and why she decided to marry him in the first place. Elizabeth could send the dragon on even more challenges, and we could even get a glimpse of Elizabeth living happily ever after. Independently, of course.
Not many of Munsch’s books can be easily stretched into a 90 minute movie. The Paper Bag Princess may just be the exception to that rule.