Midweek Movie Mouth-off: Disney live-action remakes – yay or nay?

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With the box office success of live-action remake of Cinderalla – which has already scored over $300 million at the box office – Disney has obviously decided to milk that cash cow. After Tim Burton was announced as the director of the live-action remake of Dumbo, it was announced yesterday that we’ll be getting a live-action remake of Mulan as well.

Don’t get me wrong, Mulan is a good choice, I’m just not sold on the idea of live-action remakes in general. Disney has been doing incredibly well with their original movies, Big Hero 6 and Frozen being the obvious stand-outs, so rehashing old movies seems almost redundant. Although, I’ll give them this: it is a good way to bring the classics to new audiences, and making them live-action does put a different spin on it.

I guess I’m okay with the idea as long as they choose the right movies. I think I’d enjoy a remake of The Princess and the Frog or Atlantis: The Lost Empire, but redoing Finding Nemo or The Lion King in live-action would be pretty weird. Then again, they’re doing Dumbo, so who knows.

So what do you think, yay or nay? Are you buying in to the live-action remake idea, or should the Disney classics be left alone? And if you’re all for it, which one would you like to see next?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: April 1, 2015

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