Tre Ruff – Reporter
Throughout many generations, people have watched and experienced several classic Disney movies. The first full-length Disney feature film was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This film helped Disney obtain fame worldwide. Currently, several Disney movies have been remade in live-action, using real human people, to bring nostalgia to fans for the classical versions. Movies such as The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, Beauty and the Beast and many more have already been adapted. As of August 2017, Disney has released more upcoming live-action Disney movies.
According to topteny.com’s article “Top 10 Most Popular Disney Movies Ever,” the following, in order, are the most popular: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Fantasia, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Lady and the Tramp, Frozen, The Lion King and Peter Pan. According to the article “Every Disney live-action remake in the works” from writers Anjelica Oswald and Kirsten Acuna of thisisinsider.com, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is receiving a live-action adaptation and an additional film about Snow White’s sister, Rose Red.
“Disney also greenlit a movie for one of its darkest characters- Chernabog- the demon from Fantasia,” Oswald and Acuna said.
“Disney is set to release its own Little Mermaid remake- Universal is already working on one- with new music from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken.” Oswald and Acuna continued.
An additional live-action Disney movie is The Lion King.
“It looks like Alfre Woodard will be voicing Simba’s momma and John Kani will be playing our favorite primate Rafiki…Billy Eichner will be joining the cast as Timon and Seth Rogen will be voicing his warthog sidekick, Pumbaa. Additionally, Donald Glover will play Simba and John Oliver will voice Zazu. All of this on top of the fact that James Earl Jones will be reprising his role as Mufasa…Really the only major character we have left is Nala, who many have suggested Beyoncé.” said by Billy Lorusso in his article “The Lion King Live Action Cast Now Includes 2 New Actors”.
Other upcoming live-action Disney movies will be Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, the Genie from Aladdin’s own movie titled Genies that will explain his origin, and Mulan. Overall, much is to be expected in the next one to three years with the childhoods of many to be brought to life in live-action movies.