Adventure is a type of genre that features a protagonist in a new or exotic location, who is trying to solve a quest. Adventure films can be set in the real world, but often have imaginative elements as part of the narrative. Indiana Jones, a popular film franchise, is an example of the adventure genre. Indiana Jones is an archeologist who embarks on a series of quests in remote locations, often trying to solve clues quicker than the villains. Indiana Jones often has to travel to new and exciting places that no-one has ever been to before, which is very adventurous of him.

What is the adventure genre?

The adventure genre typically features the protagonist going into a journey either personally or geographically. Often protagonists have a mission and are forced to face many obstacles along the way. The adventure genre is generally paired with the action genre since the protagonist’s journeys involve a lot of action. The adventure genre can be combined with almost any other genre like romance or drama.

What are common characteristics of an adventure story?

Common characteristics of an adventure story include fast-paced plot lines, brave protagonists in dangerous situations, and a specific period of time to accomplish a goal or mission. Sometimes adventure stories have dark moods because of what the protagonist has to face and evil enemies that readers or viewers want the protagonist to beat. Adventure stories are also often set in unusual locations.

What is a Choose Your Own Adventure story?

A choose your own adventure story is a series of children’s gamebooks in which each story is written from a second-person point of view. The reader takes on the role of the protagonist and makes choices that determine actions of the main character as well as the outcome of the story. The concept was created by Edward Packard. The Choose Your Own Adventure stories were created for 7 to 14-year old children.

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Walt Disney
Set of illustrations of Walt Disney in various poses dimensioned with overall height

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5 1901 and was an entrepreneur, animator, voice actor, and film producer. He is considered a pioneer of the American animation industry and introduced various developments to the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney has the most Academy Awards earned by an individual winning 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was given 2 Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Disney died on December 15, 1966. Disney today remain an important icon within the history of animation, and cultural history of the United States.

Walt Disney had a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5 1901 and was an entrepreneur, animator, voice actor, and film producer. He is considered a pioneer of the American animation industry and introduced various developments to the production of cartoons.

Walt Disney had a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

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Died: December 15, 1966

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December 5, 1901

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Han Solo
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Han Solo is the fictional smuggler and rebellion legend with a heart of gold in the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. He is the captain and owner of the Millennium Falcon, and best friends with Chewbacca. He is Leia Organa’s eventual lover and Ben Solo’s father. In a life of adventure, Han Solo has been expelled from the Imperial Academy, made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs, and helped establish a new Rebel base on Hoth. Not force sensitive, he survives in a war filled with Jedi and Sith thanks to his blaster, quick wit, and strong sense of self preservation.

Han Solo, portrayed by Harrison Ford in Star Wars, is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Multiple illustrations of Han Solo in various action poses using his blaster
Han Solo is the fictional smuggler and rebellion legend with a heart of gold in the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. He is the captain and owner of the Millennium Falcon, and best friends with Chewbacca.

Han Solo, portrayed by Harrison Ford in Star Wars, is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Multiple illustrations of Han Solo in various action poses using his blaster
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Species: Human
Homeworld:
Corellia
Affiliation: Rebel Alliance
Weapon: Blaster Pistol

Actor
Harrison Ford
First Appearance
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)

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Darth Vader
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Darth Vader, once known as Anakin Skywalker, is a fictional villain in the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. Formerly a Jedi knight, he turns to the dark side after nearly dying in a battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi. He rules under the Empire with fear, wielding the Force as a weapon in his efforts to conquer the galaxy, alongside an army and weapons such as the Death Star. His signature heavy breathing is the result of injuries sustained in his near-death battle with Obi-Wan, and one of the most recognizable sounds in the trilogy.

Darth Vader, portrayed by David Prowse in Star Wars, is 6 foot 8 inches (2.03 m) tall.

Multiple drawings of Darth Vader standing with a lightsaber
Darth Vader, once known as Anakin Skywalker, is a fictional villain in the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. Formerly a Jedi knight, he turns to the dark side after nearly dying in a battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Darth Vader, portrayed by David Prowse in Star Wars, is 6 foot 8 inches (2.03 m) tall.

Multiple drawings of Darth Vader standing with a lightsaber
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Full Name: Anakin Skywalker
Species:
Human
Homeworld:
Tatooine
Affiliation: Sith Order, Galactic Empire
Weapon: Lightsaber

Actor
David Prowse
First Appearance
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)

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Mark Wahlberg
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Mark Wahlberg is an American actor. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1971, the youngest of nine children. He began his career in music, appearing alongside his brother Donnie as part of the successful boy band, New Kids On The Block. In 1993 he made his acting debut, appearing in Renaissance Man, The Basketball Diaries and Fear. He cemented his status as a movie star through the 1990s, gaining leading roles in Boogie Nights, The Italian Job, and Ocean’s Eleven. In 2018, his salary of $1.5 million dollars for the film, All The Money In The World caused controversy in light of ongoing conversations about the gender pay gap in Hollywood. Michelle Williams received less than $1000 for her role in the film.

Mark Wahlberg has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Mark Wahlberg is an American actor. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1971, the youngest of nine children. He began his career in music, before becoming a movie star through the 1990s, gaining leading roles in Boogie Nights, The Italian Job, and Ocean’s Eleven.

Mark Wahlberg has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

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1989–present (actor); 1984–1997 (singer)
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June 5, 1971

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Creature from the Black Lagoon
Series of illustrations of the Creature from the Black Lagoon drawn from the front and side views with overall height

Creature from The Black Lagoon, a movie released in 1954, stars the antagonist and monster Gill-Man. Gill-Man is a fully amphibious creature so he can breathe both underwater and above ground. Gill-Man has webbed hands with claws and tough, thick skin that can regenerate and heal rapidly allowing him to recover from attacks that would be deadly to humans. Gill-Man lives in the Black Lagoon at the end of a tributary in the Amazon and is obsessed with a female crew member, Kay, on a geology expedition. Gill-Man attacks the other crew members and abducts Kay, but she is rescued by the remaining crew. When she is saved, Gill-Man is riddled with bullets by the crew and sinks back into the depths of the lagoon.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon, portrayed by Ben Chapman in Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), is 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 m) tall.

Creature from The Black Lagoon, a movie released in 1954, stars the antagonist and monster Gill-Man. Gill-Man is a fully amphibious creature so he can breathe both underwater and above ground. Gill-Man has webbed hands with claws and tough, thick skin that can regenerate and heal rapidly.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon, portrayed by Ben Chapman in Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), is 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 m) tall.

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Ben Chapman
First Appearance
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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