In recent years, live-action adaptation movies have been becoming the vital project of Walt-Disney. This company has turned many fairy tales or animated movies into new, fresh and impressive live-action versions. It is true to say that these adaptions have actualized the world in the dreams of many people. However, besides many Disney cumulative box offices, there are several low-reviewed ones as well.
Below is a list of Disney adaptations that have been released. If you want to “touch” the beautiful Disney imagination world, choose one for your weekend to let off the steam!
#1 Maleficent (2014)
Maleficent (2014), which is based on the famous fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, is an impressive opening for the Disney live-action series. Successfully, this movie exploits the familiar fairy tale in a new way, changing the image of “the witch” in people’s stereotypes.
#2 Cinderella (2015)
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Cinderella (2015) has such a perfect cast including Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, and so on. This wonderful cast makes the movie sought-after since the first trailer and successfully re-enacts the story of Cinderella princess.
#3 The Jungle Book (2016)
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The original version of The Jungle Book is one of the most famous movies of Disney, so it puts the 2016 adaptation of the director Jon Favreau under a lot of pressure. Despite being a new actor, Neel Sethi, who plays Mowgli, does not disappoint the public with his excellent performance.
#4 Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Before Disney released the official confirmation, the 2019 movie adaptation of Beauty and the Beast received many expectations from the public. Only the all-star cast including Emma Watson (Bella), Dan Stevens (the Beast), Luke Evans (Gatson), etc. can attract you already.
#5 Christopher Robin (2018)
Unfortunately, Christopher Robin is not a movie splashed in headlines. Actually, the film’s failure comes from the name of Christopher Robin. As the public is familiar with the character of Winnie the Pooh, this name is not impressive enough to attract the public.
#6 Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
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At Christmas 2018, Emily Blunt brought the famous magical nanny back to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult period in their lives. According to Disney itself, Mary Poppins Returns is “an all-new sequel with a fresh sensibility that celebrates the spirit of the original.”
#7 The Lion King (2019)
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Lion King is one of the most important projects of Disney in 2019. This is a photorealistic computer-animated adaption of the same name Disney’s animation 1994 film. In a nutshell, it is a beautiful documentary portraying nature in Kenya with a nearly surreal level of photorealism.
#8 Dumbo (2019)
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Perhaps, Dumbo is the Disney movie adaptation having the saddest plot ever. It tells the story of a baby elephant separated from his mother at a young age. In the circus, he struggles to learn to perform and accept his strangely large ears.
#9 Aladdin (2019)
Under the pressure of the successful original Aladdin, Aladdin 2019 has encountered many controversies in the casting process. However, after keeping fans waiting for a while, the first teaser of this movie adaption did not disappoint the public with Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, and Will Smith. Also, Aladdin 2019 is praised as a thrilling and vibrant live-action adaption movie.
#10 Mulan (2020)
Similar to Aladdin 2019, the 2020 Mulan adaptation faced difficulties casting suitable actors. Finally, the Chinese star Liu Yifei, who possesses star qualities and is fluent in martial arts skills, is chosen. However, this adaption deviates too drastically from the animated original; and its pandering tone is not high-evaluated.