Remember Where's Waldo? I used to pore over those books for hours — even once I'd find Waldo, I'd examine every minuscule detail of those colorful pages. Now it seems a little silly to have spent that much time on what were basically picture books, but it's really just a testament to how much the Waldo books can delight kids. There was even a waiting list to take them out of my library.
Now Universal Pictures is swooping in on the rights to the beloved character with plans to make Where's Waldo? into a live-action family film. Previously, Paramount and Nickelodeon were putting together a movie version and even had the beginnings of a script which "revolved around Waldo, now 30, ending up traveling through time after accidentally activating a malfunctioning travel machine." Now Universal has the rights, but no details are available yet about the story, writers, actors, or director.
I think it would be fun if he ran into Carmen Sandiego and they had a whirlwind, globe-trotting romance, but that's just me. Did you enjoy these books as a kid?