Disney live-action movies will be remakes, not be upgrades to childhood classics

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For years Disney has come into homes and brought joy and laughter to families. The animated movies they make have impacted so many lives all over the world. Now, with the dawn of CGI enhancements used in video production, why wouldn’t they want to recreate the magic they gave to so many children once again as they turn their classics into live-action films?


Even though Disney is releasing three live-action remakes this year, this concept of using Hollywood’s biggest stars to recreate their cartoon classics is not a new idea. Disney started this journey with 101 Dalmatians in 1996 when Disney realized that they were doing something that has never been done to animated films. Sixteen years later, Alice in Wonderland was shown to theaters, and soon enough, Jungle Book, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Maleficent were given to the world. Disney made a franchise with their movies in recreating them for the next generation.


This year, Disney releasing The Lion King, Aladdin, and Dumbo to resell the old stories with a “new shiny coat of CGI” is an immensely profitable activity says Dani Di Placido, Forbes writer, in a Nov. 23 article entitled “Disney’s Live-Action Remakes Are Not Upgrades”. Adults and senior citizens see these movies, and it bring them back to their childhood, and if they have children, they want to relive those moments with their children.

Disney will continue to make live action movies for all their animated movies, such as: Lilo and Stitch, Snow White, and Maleficent 2, Mulan, Cruella de Vil, Lady and the Tramp, and of course, The Little Mermaid. Release dates are to be determined soon.

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