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The live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast released March 2017. Image ©Walt Disney Studios

More Disney Live-action Adaptaions

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You can never have too much of a good thing, can you?

After the recent success of the movies like Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella, 2016 Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, Disney studios knows it is onto a really good thing by making its animated films into live-action movies. With what can only be described as a genius marketing idea, Disney executives are planning a barrage of similar fare. According to Variety Magazine, here are some cartoon classics that should shortly be coming to life in a theater near you:

Christopher Robin
The owner of the lovable Winnie the Pooh will be the focus of this live-action remake of the colorful characters that inhabit the hundred Acre wood. Early story notes say it will be an adult, workaholic Christopher Robin who has forgotten his childhood until Winnie the Pooh jogs his memory. (It sounds a lot like the plot of Hook.)

Cruella
Cruella de Vil, of 101 Dalmatians fame will get its second live action treatment. In 1996 the fur-loving villainess was played by Glenn Close. This time Emma Stone will bring the “cruel devil” to the big screen.

Dumbo
The much maligned elephant will show his ears in the new film directed by Tim Burton (who also helmed the live action Alice In Wonderland), and written by Ehren Kruger (Transformers sequels).

Genies
Get the back story on genies – like the one we met in Aladdin. This remake will be produced by Tripp Vinson (San Andreas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island).

Lion King
Proven already to be good with African animals, Jon Favreau, director of the 2016 Jungle Book will bring the crew of Pride Rock back to the big screen. The new script will be penned by Jeff Nathanson (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales).

Night On Bald Mountain
This live action film is based on Fantasia’s musical sequence featuring the work of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.

Peter Pan
The boy who refused to grow up has been the subject of many movies (Peter Pan, Pan). But this one is a remake of Disney’s 1953 cartoon, and will be directed by David Lowery (2016 Pete’s Dragon).

Pinocchio
The wooden puppet really will get a chance to become a real boy in this version of the classic tale. The new script, said to be loosely based on the old one, will be written by Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life, The Odd Life of Timothy Green).

Mulan
Director Niki Caro says her remake will be “a big, girly martial arts epic” with not as much music as the original animation. Mulan is expected to release Nov. 2, 2018.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The first is a remake of the original. The second is a tale about Snow White’s little-know sister, Rose Red who is mentioned Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics.

Tinker Bell
Although she has her own direct-to-home-movie franchise, the sidekick of Peter Pan will also appear in live action, played by Reese Witherspoon.

Also planned are sequels to already released live-action remakes, The Jungle Book and Maleficent (a spin-off from Sleeping Beauty).

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella (2015)

Disney takes on the Cinderella story once again...

The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016)

The jungle animals come to life in this live-action remake of Disney's classic animation.

The Jungle Book (Disney’s)

The Jungle Book (Disney’s)

This is more than just a "bare necessity" for your movie library

Cinderella

Cinderella

For the first time since the death of her parents, she's about to have a ball.

Maleficent

Maleficent

She could put anyone to sleep.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty awakens a new generation of fans.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Disney's animation comes to life.

Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell

Mulan

Mulan

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Disney's first animation masterpiece still has the power to enchant.

Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Everybody needs a friend.

The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

Pinocchio (Disney’s)

Pinocchio (Disney’s)

Can a wooden puppet become a real boy?

Fantasia and Fantasia 2000

Fantasia and Fantasia 2000

Hook

Hook

One last chance to remember the joy of childhood.

Aladdin

Aladdin

There are some wishes even genies can't grant.

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Peter Pan (1953)

Peter Pan (1953)

The Lion King

The Lion King

101 Dalmatians (1961)

101 Dalmatians (1961)

You'll be seeing spots!

Dumbo

Dumbo

His head is too mall for his ears...

Dumbo (DIsney’s)

Dumbo (DIsney’s)

Once more -- but this time in live action.