Disney Movies That Should Be Remade Into Live Action

In the past three years, Disney has released three movies that were transformed into live-action: Jungle Book, Cinderella, and Beauty and The Beast. These movies made the audience discover more about the past of all the three main protagonists of the film. For example, Cinderella’s mother appeared as a minor role in the movie, therefore the audience connected with her a little bit more. There is so much filmmakers can do with live action more than animation such as, costumes, makeup, set design, special effects, and more aspects regarding the actors. There are more CG/live-action remakes on the way such as Mulan, The Lion King, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid.

What all five of these films have in common is that they are all considered Disney Classics. Some fans do not want them to be remade because they think that the animated version was already great enough. Yet, this is an era of remakes and solidifying the marriage between art and technology in a new way. There was actually a time when Disney experimented with different animation and story elements called “The Experimental Era.” The era was in the 2000s when CG animation began to take off in a new way. I feel that if Disney continues creating CG remakes, they should include some of the films from the Experimental Era. Here are the movies that I would like Disney to remake!

Brother Bear

Brother Bear is very underrated with its phenomenal soundtrack, excellent comedic timing, beautiful scenic art, and relevant themes about familial relationships and our connection with nature. This coming-of-age story is about a boy who tries to take revenge on a bear that killed his older brother. I would love for this movie to have a Taika Waititi writing style. He perfectly blends comedy into the scenes to give it more of a human feel.

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire

In 1996, the crew of this film had completed the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and they wanted to make more adventurous films. Atlantis: The Lost Empire became the next project. This movie is about a group of people finding the legendary lost city of Atlantis! During the production of the film, the crew wore shirts printed with “Fewer songs, More explosions!”  This film’s lore is perfect for live-action, it even has its own language system!

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Treasure Planet

Treasure Planet has the perfect elements to be a great sci-fi live action film. The great visual storytelling and wonderful characters enhance the story very well. I definitely see this movie retold by James Gunn or anyone who loves sci-fi like JJ Abrams. This movie is about a boy who finds a map to a legendary lost treasure that is deep in space. 

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