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?
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Last Updated: April 1, 2015