There is nothing wrong with re-watching classic Disney animated movies like 101 dalmatiers Dumbo Alice in Wonderland, and all the Disney princesses. With something to be defined as one classic, it means that it is difficult to recreate and cannot be compared to any other movie at the time.
But time and again, Disney has decided that the next generation must experience it classic stories, so they remade these animated movies and made a live-action version. And as fun as it may sound, live action movies can spark quite a bit of discussion, but let’s take a look at some of the good and bad live action on Disney Plus.
You could not classify Mulan like a Disney princess because she’s technically a bada ** warrior, but let’s remind you that while she’s fighting for China, she pays tribute to the man, a title and honor to her family’s name, Mulan makes the world a makes better and safer place and looks great. But does the remake reflect the same ideals?
In the animated Mulan (1998), Disney plays an incredibly ferocious Disney princess, and with the help of her guardian dragon Mushu, she passes every test and becomes the soldier she wanted to become. But with the 2020 live-action remake, starring Liu Yifei, there has been much speculation about the adaptation being filmed in parts of China, where critics have cited some major controversy.
According to The Guardian, film critics hit the live-action Mulan for filming in Xinjiang, which is said to have been the site of “widespread human rights violations against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities”. Since then, many have boycotted the movie, but it’s still on Disney Plus, so you can form your own opinion about the movie.
Lady and The Tramp
If you’ve never seen the animated version of Lady and The Tramp, then you may need to check out the 2019 live action first so you don’t have anything to compare it to.
However, if you’ve seen the 1955 original Lady and The Tramp, take a moment to forget the romantic setting of spaghetti and meatballs, and imagine your dogs running around the neighborhood in love. It’s still a pretty cute picture with Tessa Thompson (Lady) & Justin Theroux (Tramp), and you can check out the live action on Disney Plus!
Alice in Wonderland
A movie that no one saw coming was from Disney Alice in Wonderland (2010) with Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as Alice. The film took live action to a whole new level with director Tim Burton. This live-action even won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design & Production Design. Enjoy the extraordinary movie on Disney Plus!
Beauty and the Beast
Unlike Disney’s Mulan Beauty and the Beast (2017) only received staggering reviews thanks to its neutral location and of course Harry PotterEmma Watson. This live-action remake brings the love story to life and yes, we want to be their “guests”. You can watch the enchanting story of Belle & the Beast on Disney Plus.
Who can forget The lionking (2019) with The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau. This live-action remake was the talk of theaters with Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Donald Glover and comedian Seth Rogan.
According to Screenrant, the film was not as successful as the film’s hype might have been, as it was “too much like the animated film” (1994). So if you haven’t seen the original yet, get ready for the time of your life with Disney Plus!
For those wondering what Will Smith would look like as a blue hip ghost. You should check out Disney’s live-action remake Aladdin (2019)! Like Mulan Beauty and the Beast, the film tries to bring a magical Disney Princess story into the real world, because after all, Disney is “where dreams come true!”
Not just the movie star Lemonade mouthNaomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Mena Massoud as Aladdin, but it takes the love story to a whole new level. We experience wishes as if they were ours. What are you waiting for? Check out Disney Plus!
There is a lot more to choose from, such as the elephant that flies in the live-action remake Dumbo, or who doesn’t love the Glenn Close 101 dalmatiers remake. Which Disney live action remake is your favorite? And what do you think was a complete swing & miss? Let us know in the comments below.
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