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While many people love the live-action Disney remakes for the depth they consider they bring to the older Disney films (oftentimes disliking them for what they see as being corny, outdated and having slightly sexist/racist elements), there are many who absolutely hate the live-action Disney remakes for what they consider to be soulless imitations of the movies that they loved for years, and feel like Disney is running out of ideas and are just producing them to rake in money via nostalgia pandering. They also feel that it's another attempt to minimize 2D's influence in current Disney, considering how as of yet there's no word of live-action remakes of the Pixar or current CGI Disney movies.
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While many people love the live-action Disney remakes for the depth they consider they bring to the older Disney films (oftentimes disliking them for what they see as being corny, outdated and having slightly sexist/racist elements), there are many fans of animated Disney who absolutely hate the live-action Disney remakes for what they consider to be soulless imitations of the movies that they loved for years, and feel like Disney is running out of ideas and are just producing them to rake in money via nostalgia pandering. They also feel that it's another attempt to minimize 2D's influence in current Disney, considering how as of yet there's no word of live-action remakes of the Pixar or current CGI Disney movies.
   
 
After ''Cinderella'' (2015) on, the remakes tended to have scenarios very close to the original animated movies, rather than being sequels or new takes on the stories, which have garnered a negative reaction as well.
 
After ''Cinderella'' (2015) on, the remakes tended to have scenarios very close to the original animated movies, rather than being sequels or new takes on the stories, which have garnered a negative reaction as well.

Revision as of 11:17, 16 August 2022

And here is why Disney is losing their magic.

In the 2010s, after the success of Alice in Wonderland, CEO Bob Iger has started green-lighting live-action remakes for Walt Disney Animation Studio's 2D animated movies, due to their unprofitability, poor marketing and possible negative response regarding their live action adaptations of their original franchises.

Movies that got a live action remake

  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • Beauty and the beast
  • Mulan
  • Dumbo
  • The Jungle Book (Twice, one in 1994, another in [[mh:greatestmovies:The Jungle Book (2016)|2016}})

Why Most of Their Remakes Suck

  1. They only serve as an example of Hollywood's "everything old is new again" ideology, and also to show that history repeats itself
  2. In many remakes starting from 2017's Beauty and the Beast, their plot points end up as being exactly copied from the original to the point where such movies end up as copycats more than rehashes. The worst offender being The Lion King where it is just shot-to-shot movie.
  3. Their characters have badly butchered where it went to underused.
  4. Overuse of CGI, with the designs for the anthropomorphic characters looking uncanny, like the enchanted objects and wolves in Beauty and the Beast remake.
  5. Poor acting, with the main roles having wooden and inferior performances of the original animated movie.
  6. They butchered the iconic musical songs, with "Be Prepared" being the worst offender where it has been given new lyrics, but is far too short compared to the original.
  7. Our characters rarely have any emotion while speaking, with a few exceptions.
  8. Poor editing in the Disney Renaissance remakes, as they put in pointless changes, with some scenes being cut for no reason.
  9. They serve as pointless nostalgia pandering, ending up as more of a trademark renewal than an actual movie. For example, in The Lion King, Mufasa is voiced by James Earl Jones for the sake of it, instead of the new voice cast.
  10. The remakes also lack the charm, depth and emotion that made the originals memorable and iconic.
  11. The new scene added in the remake doesn't severed any purpose where it feels more like a filler, as it is never mentioned again afterwards.
  12. Overall, the live action remakes have caused the start of Disney's domination over the film industry.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. They all used to be good before 2017. For example, Cinderella (2015) and The Jungle Book (2016).
  2. Like most remakes, they serve to introduce the Walt Disney Animation Studios movies to a newer generation.
  3. They did at least added several elements that the original film were never explained in the remake, like in Beauty and the Beast where we see how Belle's mother died (despite her actual name never said onscreen) and how the Beast turned into selfish jerk.

Reception

While many people love the live-action Disney remakes for the depth they consider they bring to the older Disney films (oftentimes disliking them for what they see as being corny, outdated and having slightly sexist/racist elements), there are many fans of animated Disney who absolutely hate the live-action Disney remakes for what they consider to be soulless imitations of the movies that they loved for years, and feel like Disney is running out of ideas and are just producing them to rake in money via nostalgia pandering. They also feel that it's another attempt to minimize 2D's influence in current Disney, considering how as of yet there's no word of live-action remakes of the Pixar or current CGI Disney movies.

After Cinderella (2015) on, the remakes tended to have scenarios very close to the original animated movies, rather than being sequels or new takes on the stories, which have garnered a negative reaction as well.

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