Dreadful Disney disaster: death to the movies you once adored

Disney was founded on October 16, 1923 by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney
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Disney was founded on October 16, 1923 by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney Photo provided by thepioneeronline.com

Danielle Barnych, Staff Writer

We can all remember the utter joy felt as a kid when watching our favorite Disney movies. In hindsight, they weren’t very advanced animations, but they didn’t need to be because a curious, juvenile imagination would take care of the rest. Unfortunately, this won’t hold true today as Disney is pushing a new agenda: Live action movies.

Disney is planning on releasing 20 movies as remakes of some of the original animated films. Some of these include Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King. For people who don’t know what a live action movie is, it is like regular cinematography but differs only in that it uses pictures instead of using drawings or models like in that of animated films. This is seriously disheartening to hear considering that the whole point of an animated film is to evoke the inner child in everyone. If there is a more realistic feel to these Disney movies, it will feel less whimsical and more like an adult movie.

Some of these movies are so iconic they shouldn’t be messed with. For example, there is no way to remake Mulan as a live action movie with no music. Without the music and singing the Mulan you once loved will be remembered to the newer generations as just another action movie about imperial China during the Han dynasty. Not to mention, casting real people to play originally animated characters is something that is very hard to live up to since the full embodiment of the original characters must be present for it to be as iconic as the original.

Although it is hard to cast the perfect actors, one movie has so far overcome this obstacle as a live action film. The Beauty and The Beast Live-action-remake was a hit in the box office and casting Emma Watson as Belle was pure gold. But even with all this, you still can’t deny the irresistible charm of its humbler origin in the animated films sector.