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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:53 pm 
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There sure are a lot that either recently have come out (Alice in Wonderland) or will be coming out (unless they get shelved) (Flight of the Navigator. The Jungle Book. The Beast. Cruella. Cinderella. Maleficent.

(Then, of course, there are Into the Looking-Glass[but it's a sequel to AiW, so it's a little different) and The Sorcerer's Apprentice) (which I do like...).)

I know that Disney has made remakes/reimaginings in the past (everything from 101 Dalmatians to The Parent Trap to The Beverly Hills Family Robinson...

But it seems like there are so many reimaginings coming about. I guess it's all because Alice in Wonderland did amazingly well, huh? As much as I enjoy the 101D live action films and the Parent Trap remake, they're just not necessary. I think for me, sure, there are different ways to tell a story. And some argue that, for example, it'll be nice to get Maleficent's backstory in the upcoming film, but Disney has already told these stories. But of course, if another company told their versions of some of the stories, then everyone would be comparing them to Disney's versions.

I think one of my complaints, and it might be a silly one, is that Disney already has versions of these characters out. Who is Disney's Aurora? The 1959 animated verson, or the 2014 live-action version? There are 2 Mad Hatters. There will be 3 Cruellas!

And what about Into the Woods...I only am familiar with what I've read on Wikipedia about the plot, but wow, there will be so many (and such different personalities!) characters who already exist in Disney films!

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It all comes down to one thing: $$$$$$$!!!!

They'll do anything if they think they can reap in a hefty profit! As long as people keep paying to see these films, they'll keep coming. I wish they'd invest that creativity into making more and better films with new stories and characters instead of recycling old ones. It feels like they're either running out of ideas, or are simply too lazy to think up new ones.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:16 pm 
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I don't think it's so much that they are running out of ideas (they are plenty of writers out there with new, interesting stories to tell). It's that Bob Iger seems to be focused on pictures with some level of brand recognition. Just look at Disney's upcoming releases, a large percentage of them are from a recognised and consistently successful brand, whether it's Marvel, Star Wars, the theme parks, Pixar or something inspired by one of their earlier successes. Of all of the studio presidents in Hollywood, he seems the most resistant to making original films that aren't in some way connected to something previously successful.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:44 am 
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I liked "Alice in Wonderland" (the visuals and the music was better then the story though) and will watch it's sequel. Also enjoyed "Oz The Great and Powerful" and I am hoping for sequels there as well.

I like the idea of Disney live action fairytale movies when the movie is not all that far from the original Disney version and/or the original fairytale. I have no interest in fairytale movies when they are set in the modern world and they take away everything enchanted about the tale. All those "Cinderella" movies about modern girls - boring and not anything I would consider to have any link to the original fairytale.

Can't wait for "Into the Woods", "Maleficent" and "Cinderella"! And I am hoping that Disney will make live action versions of "Beauty and the Beast", "The Little Mermaid", "Aladdin", "Pocahontas", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Hercules", "Mulan" etc.

"Flight of the Navigator" - what's the story there? And "The Beast" - it does not sound like a to faithful adaption of neither the original fairytale or the Disney movie?

"Cruella" and "The Jungle Book". Meh. We already got Disney live action versions of those stories. (And not being fantasy/fairytales, they do not interest me that much anyway.)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:52 pm 
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I noticed that ever since Alice in Wonderland, Disney has been actively planning to mine its animated properties but that plan gets pushed back whenever a project of theirs doesn't perform as well as expected.

Live-Action Remakes or Sequels of Animated Properties

Released & Upcoming

Alice in Wonderland - March 05, 2010
The Sorcerer's Apprentice - July 14, 2010
Once Upon a Time (TV) - October 23, 2011
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (TV) - October 10, 2013
Saving Mr. Banks - December 13, 2013
Maleficent - May 30, 2014
Into the Woods - December 25, 2014
Cinderella - March 13, 2015
Descendants (TV) - July 31, 2015
The Jungle Book - April 15, 2016
Alice Through the Looking Glass - May 27, 2016
Pete's Dragon - August 12, 2016
Beauty and the Beast - March 17, 2017
Descendants 2 (TV) - July 21, 2017
Siren (TV) - March 29, 2018
Christopher Robin - August 03, 2018
Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story (TV) - September 28, 2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - November 02, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns - December 19, 2018
Kim Possible (TV) - February 15, 2019
Dumbo - March 29, 2019
Aladdin - May 24, 2019
The Lion King - July 19, 2019
Descendants 3 (TV) - Summer 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - October 18, 2019
The Sword in the Stone (Web) - 2019
Lady and the Tramp (Web) - 2019
Mulan - March 27, 2020
Cruella - TBA
Merlin: The Lost Years - TBA
Nottingham & Hood - TBA
Pinocchio - TBA
Beanstalk - TBA
Tink - TBA
Prince Charming - TBA
Genies - TBA
The Chronicles of Prydain - TBA
Rose Red - TBA
The Jungle Book 2 - TBA
Peter Pan (Web) - TBA
The Little Mermaid - TBA
James and the Giant Peach - TBA
Oliver Twist - TBA
Snow White - TBA
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - TBA
Lilo & Stitch - TBA
Book of Enchantment (Web) - TBA
Hercules - TBA

Shelved

After (TV)
Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
The Brave Little Toaster
Chip 'n' Dale
Descendants Spin-Off (TV)
Esmeralda (TV)
Gargoyles
Happily Ever After
Kiki's Delivery Service
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Night on Bald Mountain
The Nutcracker
The Order of the Seven
Peter and the Starcatchers
The Real Fairy Godmother (TV)
Wild City
The Yellow Submarine
Untitled Fairy Tale Rom-Com


Live-Action Remakes of Live-Action Properties

Race to Witch Mountain - March 13, 2009
Oz: The Great and Powerful - March 08, 2013
The Lone Ranger - July 03, 2013
Adventures in Babysitting (TV) - June 24, 2016
The Watcher in the Woods (TV) - October 21, 2017
A Wrinkle in Time - March 09, 2018
Freaky Friday (TV) - August 10, 2018
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Web) - 2019
Bell, Book and Candle
The Black Hole
Captain Nemo
Condorman
Father of the Bride (Web)
The Flamingo Kid
Flight of the Navigator
The Haunted Mansion
High Fidelity (Web)
Hocus Pocus (TV)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (Web)
Inspector Gadget
The Mighty Ducks (Web)
The Night Stalker
Oz: The Great and Powerful 2
The Parent Trap (Web)
Quantum Hoops
The Rocketeers
Sister Act (Web)
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Splash
Swiss Family Robinson
Three Men and a Baby (Web)
Topper
Tower of Terror
Tron
Wicked (TV)


Live-Action Sequels to Live-Action Properties

Tron: Legacy - December 17, 2010
Life-Size 2 (TV) - December 02, 2018
Dick Tracy 2
Father of the Bride: Part III
High School Musical 4
Hocus Pocus 2
National Treasure 3
The Princess Diaries 3
Save U
Three Men and a Bride
Tron 3
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2


Animated Remakes or Sequels to Live-Action Properties

Tron: Uprising (TV)
Frankenweenie
Descendants: Wicked World (TV)
The Rocketeer (TV)


Animated Remakes of Animated Properties

Mickey Mouse
The 7D
DuckTales
Muppet Babies
101 Dalmatian Street
Legend of the Three Caballeros
Oswald: The Lucky Rabbit

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Why on earth would they remake Mary Poppins?!!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:18 pm 
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I don't mind when they do reimagining's unless they take the story so far away from what it was originally that it kind of just spits on the original like Maleficent did with everything that I love about Sleeping Beauty.

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I would have loved a live action Hunchback of Notre Dame, even if they have to axe most of or all of the songs and/or make the ending more like the book.


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Sotiris wrote:
ShelvedEsmeralda (TV)

Why was "Esmeralda" shelved?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:02 am 
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Does Alice in Wonderland really count as a re-imagining of the animated film? The movie doesn't really acknowledge the existence of the '51 film and it seemed like they just set out to do a sequel to the book. Unless I missed an Ed Wynn impression hidden somewhere in Johnny Depp's multiple accents.

And why is Saving Mr Banks on that list? That's a biopic on PL Travers' life, not a re-imagining or a new adaptation of Mary Poppins.

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The Jungle Book is scheduled for next year? I understood it will be released in theatres this October.

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 5:37 pm 
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Disney announced that the following live-action projects are moving forward but without committing to a specific date for each production.

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Cruella with Emma Stone set for the title role and Kelly Marcel writing
A Wrinkle in Time with Ava DuVernay attached to direct and Jennifer Lee writing
Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson set to star and John Requa and Glenn Ficarra writing
Dumbo with director Tim Burton and writer Ehren Kruger
Mary Poppins 2 with director Rob Marshall, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Maleficent 2 with Angelia Jolie set to return in the title role and Linda Woolverton writing
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms with director Lasse Hallstrom and writer Ashleigh Powell
The Jungle Book 2 with both director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks returning
Tinker Bell with Reese Witherspoon set to star and Victoria Strouse writing
Source: http://geektyrant.com/news/disney-locks ... m-projects


The schedule for WDAS, Pixar, DisneyToon, and WDS films (excluding Marvel and Lucasfilm) becomes the following.

The Finest Hours: January 29, 2016
Zootopia: March 04, 2016
The Jungle Book: April 15, 2016
Alice Through the Looking Glass: May 27, 2016
Finding Dory: June 17, 2016
The BFG: July 01, 2016 (DreamWorks)
Pete's Dragon: August 12, 2016
The Light Between Oceans: September 02, 2016 (DreamWorks)
Queen of Katwe: September 23, 2016
Moana: November 23, 2016
Beauty and the Beast: March 17, 2017
Born in China: April 21, 2017 (DisneyNature)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: May 26, 2017
Cars 3: June 16, 2017
Coco: November 22, 2017
A Wrinkle in Time: March 09, 2018
Incredibles 2: June 15, 2018
Christopher Robin: August 03, 2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: November 02, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet: November 21, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns: December 19, 2018
Dumbo: March 29, 2019
Penguins: April 19, 2019 (DisneyNature)
Aladdin: May 24, 2019
Toy Story 4: June 21, 2019
The Lion King: July 19, 2019
Artemis Fowl: August 09, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: October 18, 2019
Frozen II: November 22, 2019
Onward: March 06, 2020
Mulan: March 27, 2020
Untitled Live-Action Film: May 29, 2020
Untitled Pixar Film: June 19, 2020
Jungle Cruise: July 24, 2020
Untitled Live-Action Film: October 09, 2020
Dragon Empire: November 25, 2020
Untitled Live-Action Film: December 23, 2020
Untitled Live-Action Film: March 12, 2021
Untitled Live-Action Film: May 28, 2021
Untitled Pixar Film: June 18, 2021
Untitled Live-Action Film: July 30, 2021
Untitled Live-Action Film: October 08, 2021
Untitled WDAS Film: November 24, 2021
Untitled Live-Action Film: December 22, 2021
Untitled Pixar Film: March 18, 2022
Untitled Live-Action Film: May 27, 2022
Untitled Pixar Film: June 17, 2022
Untitled Live-Action Film: July 08, 2022
Untitled Live-Action Film: October 07, 2022
Untitled Live-Action Film: November 04, 2022
Untitled WDAS Film: November 23, 2022
Untitled Live-Action Film: December 16, 2022
Untitled Live-Action Film: February 17, 2023

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Untitled WDAS Film: November 25, 2020

I MUST KNOW WHAT THIS IS!! The Steven J. Anderson feature?


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:52 pm 
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I MUST KNOW WHAT THIS IS!! The Steven J. Anderson feature?

We don't know yet but I think it's more likely going to be a sequel to either Zootopia or Big Hero 6.

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 7:06 pm 
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Sotiris wrote:
The Finest Hours: January 29, 2016
Zootopia: March 04, 2016
The Jungle Book: April 15, 2016
Alice Through the Looking Glass: May 27, 2016
Finding Dory: June 17, 2016
The BFG: July 01, 2016 (DreamWorks)
Pete's Dragon: August 12, 2016
The Light Between Oceans: September 02, 2016 (DreamWorks)
Queen of Katwe: September 23, 2016
Moana: November 23, 2016
Beauty and the Beast: March 17, 2017
Born in China: April 21, 2017 (DisneyNature)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: May 26, 2017
Cars 3: June 16, 2017
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: July 28, 2017
Coco: November 22, 2017
Gigantic: March 09, 2018
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: April 06, 2018
Toy Story 4: June 15, 2018
Untitled Live-Action Film: August 03, 2018
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: November 02, 2018
Wreck-It Ralph 2: November 21, 2018
Untitled Live-Action Film: December 25, 2018
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: March 29, 2019
Untitled DisneyToon Studios Film: April 12, 2019
The Incredibles 2: June 21, 2019
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: November 08, 2019
Frozen 2: November 27, 2019
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: December 20, 2019
Untitled Pixar Film: March 13, 2020
Untitled Pixar Film: June 19, 2020
Untitled WDAS Film: November 25, 2020


I'm ticked that TRON 3 is not on the list. :x


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Sotiris wrote:
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I MUST KNOW WHAT THIS IS!! The Steven J. Anderson feature?

We don't know yet but I think it's more likely going to be a sequel to either Zootopia or Big Hero 6.


Will probably be Zootopia since Big Hero 6 is getting a Disney XD series next year. If so, then Gigantic will be the only original WDAS feature for many years :facepalm:


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Barbossa wrote:
Sotiris wrote:
The Finest Hours: January 29, 2016
Zootopia: March 04, 2016
The Jungle Book: April 15, 2016
Alice Through the Looking Glass: May 27, 2016
Finding Dory: June 17, 2016
The BFG: July 01, 2016 (DreamWorks)
Pete's Dragon: August 12, 2016
The Light Between Oceans: September 02, 2016 (DreamWorks)
Queen of Katwe: September 23, 2016
Moana: November 23, 2016
Beauty and the Beast: March 17, 2017
Born in China: April 21, 2017 (DisneyNature)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: May 26, 2017
Cars 3: June 16, 2017
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: July 28, 2017
Coco: November 22, 2017
Gigantic: March 09, 2018
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: April 06, 2018
Toy Story 4: June 15, 2018
Untitled Live-Action Film: August 03, 2018
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: November 02, 2018
Wreck-It Ralph 2: November 21, 2018
Untitled Live-Action Film: December 25, 2018
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: March 29, 2019
Untitled DisneyToon Studios Film: April 12, 2019
The Incredibles 2: June 21, 2019
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: November 08, 2019
Frozen 2: November 27, 2019
Untitled Live-Action Fairy Tale Film: December 20, 2019
Untitled Pixar Film: March 13, 2020
Untitled Pixar Film: June 19, 2020
Untitled WDAS Film: November 25, 2020


I'm ticked that TRON 3 is not on the list. :x


Unfortunately for Disney Executives "Tron Legacy" a worldwide gross of $400,062,763 was not enough to continue the franchise. Can you say GREED?


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TRON 3 would have been so much more awesome than many of the pointless remakes and sequels on this list.

Are Aladdin still a go? Are Disney still planning to make that pointless prequel "Genies" before eventually making a proper "Aladdin" movie - that is if the Genie movie does not bomb?

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 8:18 pm 
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Man, I can't believe the incredibles II is still 3 years out.


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Kyle wrote:
Man, I can't believe the incredibles II is still 3 years out.


Nah, who needs that when you got this coming next June:
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