Zathura is an illustrated children's book by the American author Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg is an American author and illustrator of children's books. He twice won the Caldecott Medal, for Jumanji and The Polar Express , both of which he wrote and illustrated, and both of which were later adapted into successful motion pictures...

 as well as a film
Zathura (film)
Zathura: A Space Adventure is a 2005 fantasy science fiction film directed by Jon Favreau, and is loosely based on the illustrated book Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg, author of Jumanji. It stars Jonah Bobo as Danny and Josh Hutcherson as Walter. Tim Robbins also had a small role as the boys'...

 that was based on the book. Two boys are drawn into an intergalactic
Intergalactic may refer to:* Intergalactic space* Intergalactic travel, travel between galaxies in science fiction and speculation* "Intergalactic" , a song by the Beastie Boys...

 adventure when their house is magically hurled through space. The plot is similar to Jumanji
Jumanji is the title of a 1981 children's illustrated short story and fantasy story written and illustrated by the American author Chris Van Allsburg. It was made into a 1995 film of the same name. Both the book and the movie are about a magical board game that implements real animals and other...

, another illustrated book by Van Allsburg, and references are made, both visual and textual, to Jumanji.
Two quarrelsome brothers, Walter and Danny Budwing, find the game in a nearby park.

[to Walter] You're such a dick.

[card reads 'Flunk Space Academy, Go Back 2 Spaces'] I'm not even going to comment on that.

Times change.

(to a robot) Bring me a juice box, bee-yotch!

Everything's your fault, it's your fault Mom and Dad got divorced!

Still think I have gorgeous eyes?

A new adventure from the world of Jumanji.

Adventure is waiting.