Disney needs a Remake

The animation studio needs new ideas for their movies

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Disney needs a Remake

From the live-action remake of Aladdin that was released in May to the new and unimproved The Lion King that was released in June, Disney has been throwing out remakes of their classic movies like they’re free candy.

Now, the new streaming service Disney+ has announced new series and movies that will be exclusive to the service. A live-action version of The Lady and the Tramp, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and Lizzy Maguire will be on the service, to name a few. In recent years, it seems like Disney’s focus has shifted from producing new, interesting movies to strictly making money off of old ideas. 

With so many remakes being released, I think the quality of the movies has also gone down over the years. 

 

I remember enjoying the live-action version of Cinderella that came out in 2015, mainly because of the new elements that were included in the story. In this remake, they included backstory about Cinderella’s mother that was not included in the classic 1950 animated movie. Instead of simply remaking the movie scene for scene, they included new elements to make the movie interesting and give incentive for people to see it.  

However, I found myself bored while watching The Lion King that was released this summer. There weren’t any new scenes or characters that caught my interest throughout the movie. Although I enjoyed the high-tech, life-like animation, the remake was pretty much the same as the original from 1994. 

 

Perhaps Disney is trying to recapture the magic of the classic movies so that children today can appreciate them. I think the old classic Disney movies are the best and I understand that children are Disney’s main audience. However, producing new movies would increase interest in their older audience, ultimately profiting Disney.

Personally, I am ready for something new from Disney. I wish they would spend their time and money on new ideas instead of movies that I have already seen. They need to rethink their ideology as movie producers and give their audience what they want; They sure have enough money to. Disney needs to remake themselves, not movies.