If you have enjoyed the recent Disney live-action remakes like the Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, you’re in luck. Disney is bringing even more animated classics back to life. While many are thrilled to see their favorites updated, others are having mix feelings about the live-action remake trend.
“[I don’t like it]; what if they ruin the original movie?” said freshman Nancy Tran.
Even though Disney is refreshing favorite childhood movies, it does feel like quality or certain parts of the story might change for the live action movie.
“They’re adding more [unnecessary things] like in Aladdin they’re added extra characters like the Prince which isn’t from the original story,” said Junior Chueyee Vue.
Librarian Joy Currie said she thinks the studio is going too far.
“The Lion King isn’t live action, it’s CGI,” said Currie. “Give me a break.”
Disney’s brand is really about the nostalgia of children and adults alike. Audiences are ready for variations on childhood movies like Snow White, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Sleeping Beauty. These movies came out from the 1930s through to 1960s, and are ready to be refreshed.
“I feel like Disney needs to change things by giving the audience a different look,” said Vue. “Their classic movies are old and [they] will always be [enjoyable], but they need to reach the modern generation to bring in [different] audiences for the profit.”
- The Jungle Book – April 15, 2016
- Cinderella – March 13, 2015
- Dumbo – March 29, 2019
- Pinocchio – TBA
- Lilo and Stitch – TBA
- The Little Mermaid – TBA
- Lady and the Tramp – 2019
- Mulan – March 27, 2020
- Aladdin – May 24, 2019
- Snow White – TBA
- Lion King – July 19, 2019
- Maleficent 2 – May 29, 2020
- The Jungle Book 2 – October 9, 2020