Disney's Live-Action Re-imaginings of Classic Animated Films

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A list of Disney's previously released and upcoming re-imaginings and revisionist takes of classic Disney animated films.

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1. The Lion King (1994)

AL | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

83 Metascore

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 800,898 | Gross: $312.90M

The Lion King

2. The Lion King (2019)

Animation, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

CGI re-imagining of the 1994 Disney classic.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones

3. Dumbo (1941)

AL | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family

98 Metascore

Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett, Herman Bing

Votes: 103,004 | Gross: $1.60M

Dumbo

4. Dumbo (2019)

Family, Fantasy | Post-production

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton

5. Aladdin (1992)

6 | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

86 Metascore

When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 308,983 | Gross: $217.35M

Aladdin

6. Aladdin (2019)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Post-production

A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Will Smith, Billy Magnussen, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud

7. The Little Mermaid (1989)

AL | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

88 Metascore

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 204,971 | Gross: $111.54M

The Little Mermaid

8. The Little Mermaid (III)

Family, Fantasy, Musical | Announced

A CGI and live-action remake of the beloved 1989 Disney movie.

Director: Rob Marshall

9. Mulan (1998)

AL | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 213,083 | Gross: $120.62M

Mulan

10. Mulan (2020)

Adventure, Drama, Family | Post-production

A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney's 'Mulan.'

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Li Gong

11. Belle en het Beest (1991)

AL | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 378,079 | Gross: $218.97M

Beauty and the Beast

12. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

12 | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

65 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 222,976 | Gross: $504.01M

13. Fantasia (1940)

AL | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

96 Metascore

A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton, Walt Disney

Votes: 80,270 | Gross: $76.41M

Fantasia

14. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

9 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Family

46 Metascore

Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana la Fée.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 140,768 | Gross: $63.15M

Sequence from Fantasia (1940)

15. Night on Bald Mountain

Fantasy | Announced

Plot unknown. This is a live-action adaptation of the "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence from Disney's 1940 animated feature "Fantasia"

Sequence from Fantasia (1940)

16. The Jungle Book (1967)

AL | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

65 Metascore

Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman

Votes: 145,872 | Gross: $141.84M

The Jungle Book

17. The Jungle Book (1994)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

63 Metascore

Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey, Sam Neill

Votes: 14,738 | Gross: $44.34M

18. The Jungle Book (2016)

12 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

77 Metascore

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Votes: 233,321 | Gross: $364.00M

19. Jungle Book 2

Adventure, Drama, Family | Announced

A sequel to The Jungle Book (2016).

Director: Jon Favreau

Sequel to The Jungle Book (2016)

20. Peter Pan (1953)

AL | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

76 Metascore

Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson

Votes: 107,790 | Gross: $87.40M

Peter Pan

21. Peter Pan

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Pre-production

Live-action adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale of a boy who wouldn't grow up and recruits three young siblings in London to join him on a magical adventure to the enchanted Neverland island.

Director: David Lowery

22. Tinker Bell

Comedy, Family, Fantasy | Announced

A live-action spin on the character Tinker Bell.

Star: Reese Witherspoon

Tinker Bell character from Peter Pan.

23. Pinocchio (1940)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

99 Metascore

A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Jack Bailey, Mel Blanc

Votes: 111,282 | Gross: $84.25M

Pinocchio

24. Pinocchio (III)

Family | Pre-production

A live-action adaptation of Disney's 'Pinocchio'.

Director: Paul King | Star: Tom Hanks

25. Sneeuwwitje en de zeven dwergen (1937)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

Votes: 158,731 | Gross: $184.93M

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

26. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Adventure, Drama, Family | Announced

A live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a beautiful young princess who, while being stalked by a jealous Queen, seeks shelter at the home of seven dwarfs in the German countryside.

27. Rose Red (I)

Announced

The film places Rose Red into the original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story, adding her into the third act of the tale, after Snow White takes the bite of the poison apple, Rose Red ... See full summary »

Revisionist take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - sister of Snow White.

28. Doornroosje (1959)

G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

85 Metascore

After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 118,389 | Gross: $51.60M

Sleeping Beauty

29. Maleficent (2014)

12 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family

56 Metascore

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville

Votes: 295,700 | Gross: $241.41M

30. Maleficent 2 (2020)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Post-production

The complex relationship of Maleficent and Aurora continues to be explored as they face new threats to the magical land of the Moors.

Director: Joachim Rønning | Stars: Juno Temple, Michelle Pfeiffer, Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning

Sequel to Maleficent (2014)

31. Cinderella (1950)

AL | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

85 Metascore

When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 126,651 | Gross: $85.00M

Cinderella

32. Cinderella (I) (2015)

AL | 105 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

67 Metascore

When her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 136,227 | Gross: $201.15M

33. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

AL | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

68 Metascore

Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 112,465

Alice in Wonderland

34. Alice in Wonderland (I) (2010)

9 | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

Votes: 349,749 | Gross: $334.19M

35. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

9 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

34 Metascore

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

Votes: 75,184 | Gross: $77.04M

Sequel to Alice in Wonderland (2010)

36. The Sword in the Stone (1963)

6 | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews

Votes: 77,266 | Gross: $22.18M

The Sword in the Stone

37. The Sword in the Stone

Action, Adventure, Family | Announced

A young boy learns how to be a king with the help of a wizard. A live-action adaptation of Disney's animated feature film, "The Sword in the Stone."

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

38. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

78 Metascore

The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson

Votes: 104,407 | Gross: $93.60M

Lady and the Tramp

39. Lady and the Tramp

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

CGI and live-action re-imagining of the 1955 Disney classic.

Director: Charlie Bean | Stars: Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Janelle Monáe, Kiersey Clemons

40. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

AL | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O'Malley, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 132,894 | Gross: $144.88M

101 Dalmations

41. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

AL | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

49 Metascore

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 88,909 | Gross: $136.19M

42. 102 Dalmatians (2000)

AL | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

Cruella DeVil gets out of prison and goes after the puppies once more.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Evans

Votes: 30,737 | Gross: $66.96M

Sequel to 101 Dalmatians (1996)

43. Cruella

Comedy | Announced

A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Star: Emma Stone

Spun off from 101 Dalmatians (1961) and 101 Dalmatians (1996)

44. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris

Votes: 28,791

Winnie the Pooh

45. Winnie de Poeh (2011)

AL | 63 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

While searching for honey, Pooh and his friends embark on an adventure to find Eeyore's missing tail and rescue Christopher Robin from an unknown monster called, The Backson.

Directors: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall | Stars: Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, John Cleese, Bud Luckey

Votes: 18,915 | Gross: $26.69M

46. Christopher Robin (2018)

6 | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 32,634 | Gross: $99.22M

Sequences from: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) and Winnie the Pooh (2011)



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