But, unfortunately, with each successive movie, the director gets farther away from the story as seen in the books. The first movie is fairly true to the first book. The second movie mixes elements of the next three books together. From what I've seen of the previews of the third movie (which I didn't know existed, actually), it's departed almost completely from the books, but still has the same flavor as the books, so it's almost forgivable.
But now I see that there's an animated movie. With talking squirrels. And a villain of the Cruella DeVile style. And possibly a musical number.
Why? In the name of all that is literary, WHY???? *sob*