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Monday, 17 July 2017 15:25

One Thing Future Disney Live Action Adaptations Need To Remember

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Disney has always been associated with cinematic magic, as their specialty is bringing the stories of our childhoods into living, breathing life through animation. Though in the company's recent years, that magic has turned its focus to the live-action market as well, with almost a decade of revising animated classics into more realistic, live-action tales.

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

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