If you are a Disney Fan and you’ve enjoyed the remake of Disney’s favorite classics, then you are going to love what I am about to tell you. After the huge success of Beauty and the Beast, Disney is now planning 19 remakes of its animated classics and we couldn’t be happier.
Here are some of the remakes they announced!
1) The Lion King:
“The Lion King” was originally released in 1994 and is one of the biggest animated films of all time.
So, it’s no surprise that they decided to remake and even the main characters were announced as Donald Glover has been cast as Simba and James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa, we’re too eager to see the very famous Timon and Pumbaa.
The remake of “Mulan” will be released in November 2018 with a budget over 100 million dollars. While there isn’t much details about this one, we know that Niki Caro will be directing and that Disney was searching for a chinese actress to portray the character. Fans have been hoping that Jamie Chung who starred as Mulan in Once Upon a Time will take the role.
3) Snow White and The seven Dwarfs:
After Cinderella and Belle, Snow white will finally have her own remake. The script will be written The Girl on the Train writer Erin Cressidabut and the music songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who did a magnificent job in La La Land will create the new tunes. WE JUST CAN’T WAIT!
“Aladdin” is also getting remade by Guy Ritchie who directed action movies like Snatch. Sean Bailey, president of Motion Picture Production at Walt Disney Studios, stated that Guy Ritchie will bring a “highly energized” musical in his remake of Aladdin and Jasmine’s love story. The great news is that Egyptian Marwa Gabriel is hired by Disney as casting director of the movie, and here’s how you can audition to be the next Aladdin or Jasmine!
5) Peter Pan
We’re also promised a straightforward adaptation of the classic Peter Pan. David Lowery, who directed the remake of Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon,” will be directing the story of Neverland.
Tinker bell is also getting a remake starring one of Hollywood’s finest actresses Reese Witherspoon as the tiny fairy, however, not much has been announced about this one.
Pinocchio is reportedly getting a live action version by Disney that will be very loosely based on the original animated film from Disney. Warner Bros. has been working on their own remake as well with Robert Downey Jr. starring and Ron Howard directing.
8) The Little Mermaid
Ariel is getting her own remake as well. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken teamed up to bring that one to live, expect to hear new songs as well as the classic Under The Sea and the tunes you grew up with!
You think that’s all? After the huge success of the remake of The Jungle Book and Maleficent, both films will be getting sequels. Also, characters like Cruella and Prince Charming will have their own live actions as well.
A message from us to people at Disney: THANK YOU FOR BRINGING OUR CHILDHOODS BACK TO LIFE!