Around the World in 80 Days

Adaptations and influences

The book has been adapted or reimagined many times in different forms.


  • The science fiction novel The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip José Farmer gives an alternate interpretation of the story.


  • In 1946 Orson Welles produced and starred in Around the World, a musical stage version, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, that was only loosely faithful to Verne's original.
  • A musical version, 80 Days, with songs by Ray Davies of The Kinks and a book by playwright Snoo Wilson, directed by Des McAnuff, ran at the Mandell Weiss Theatre in San Diego from August 23 to October 9, 1988, receiving mixed responses from the critics. Davies's multi-faceted music, McAnuff's directing, and the acting were well received, with the show winning the "Best Musical" award from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle.[10]
  • In 2013 a musical version "Around the World in 80 Days" with book and lyrics by Chris Blackwood and music by Piers Chater Robinson went on general release and has had productions across the globe. Published by IT&M Shows.
  • Mark Brown adapted the book for a five-actor stage production in 2001. It has been performed in New York, Canada, England, South Africa, and Bangladesh.[11]


  • The Mercury Theatre on the Air presented a radio adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days on October 23, 1938, one week before its famous production of The War of the Worlds.[12] Orson Welles played Fogg.
  • Jules Verne – Around the World in Eighty Days, a 4-part drama adaptation by Terry James and directed by Janet Whittaker for BBC Radio 7 (now BBC Radio 4 Extra), starring Leslie Phillips as Phileas Fogg, Yves Aubert as Passepartout and Jim Broadbent as Sergeant Fix.[13][14]


  • Around the World in Eighty Days (1919 film), a German film starring Conrad Veidt, the first film version
  • An Indian Fantasy Story is an unfinished French/English co-production from 1938, featuring the wager at the Reform Club and the rescue of the Indian Princess. It was never completed.[15]
  • 1963 saw the release of The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze.
  • Around the World in 80 Days (1956 film), starring David Niven and Cantinflas
  • Around the World in 80 Days (1988 film), an Australian animated adaptation
  • The Singing Kettle World Tour (1994 video), a Scottish adaptation starring Cilla Fisher Artie Trezise and Gary Coupland
  • Around the World in 80 Days (2004 film), starring Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan


  • Around the World in 80 Days (1972 cartoon), a one-season Australian animated television adaptation.
  • Around the World with Willy Fog, a 26-episode Spanish-Japanese animated TV series by BRB International and Nippon Animation, in which all characters are anthropomorphic animals.
  • Around the World in 80 Days (miniseries), a 1989 adaptation starring Pierce Brosnan.
  • Bolek and Lolek's Great Travel, a 1977 animated movie/15 episode series which occur long after the events of the book, with the late Mr. Fogg's fortune to be inherited by the one who will repeat his feat.
  • Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days, a seven-episode series made by the BBC in 1988 starring Michael Palin.


  • The board game Around the World in 80 Days is derived from the novel.
  • The mobile game company Inkle published an interactive fiction adaptation of the novel, titled 80 Days, which has won numerous awards.


  • Flightfox created a trip, "Around the World in 80 Hours" to see if flight experts could find flights following the same path as described in the book (for cheap).[16] The online travel company then wrote a fictional eBook based on the results of the contest.[17]


  • Worlds of Fun, an amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri, was conceived using the novel as its theme.[18]

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