At this weekend's D23, there were four live-action adaptations on the board in the coming years: Dumbo, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Mulan. Each film is equally important in the Disney canon, and each needs to keep the following lesson in mind when becoming a "real" movie: don't forget to innovate.
Doing something different with a live-action adaptation is key to the success of a Disney live-action film, as just adapting the story wholesale will cause a lot of problems in the long run. While Beauty and The Beast was a smash hit for Disney this past March, there are still some that mock the film for playing it way too safe. With only a handful of new songs, and not a lot of difference between the animated classic and its recent revamp, there wasn't enough new material to distance the two films. Yes, the film was a financial success, but if these complaints aren't addressed, it'll cause bigger problems along the way.Read more at HollywoodReporter