Disney has remade a lot of their classic movies lately, with Cruella being their most recent release.
Here are Disney’s top 5 Live Action movies to make you feel even more nostalgic.
Stars you may know: Ewan McGregor & Hayley Atwell
Director: Marc Forester
Box Office: €166,638,197
Year of Release: 2018
Running time: 1 hour 44 minutes
This movie’s aim isn’t to replace the nostalgic memories of Winnie the Pooh you have, but to show you what would happen if Christopher Robin grew up and forgot all about his childhood friends.
Join Ewan McGregor’s titular character as he reunites with beloved characters such as Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and Winnie the Pooh himself as they help Christopher Robin rediscover the joy of being a kid again.
Stars you may know: Will Smith & Naomi Scott
Director: Guy Ritchie
Box Office: €885,378,151
Year of Release: 2019
Running time: 2 hours 8 minutes
The 2019 remake of the 1992 classic plays it safe as it aims to recreate the magic of the original movie.
While Robin William’s performance of the genie is impossible to recreate, Will Smith manages to give it his own spin and makes the character his own.
This modern retelling doesn’t drastically differ from the source material, but provides enough excitement and adventure for fans of the old movie to still enjoy it.
Stars you may know: Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Richard Madden
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Box Office: €457,122,723
Year of Release: 2015
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Adapting one of Disney’s oldest animated features was never going to be easy, but 2015’s Cinderella manages to stand apart from the old classic.
Sticking close to the story, this remake engages the audience with marvellous set design and gorgeous costumes.
Younger kids who are put off by the old animation style of the 1950 classic will surely appreciate this modern reimagining of the classic tale.
Beauty and the Beast
Stars you may know: Emma Watson, Luke Evans and Josh Gad
Director: Bill Condon
Box Office: €1,065,742,809
Year of Release: 2017
Running time: 2 hours 9 minutes
This movie had big shoes to fill and manages to pay respect to the old animated movie while also standing on its own.
Emma Watson is a great modern Disney princess and manages to make Belle a stronger and more in-depth character.
All of your favourite childhood songs are back accompanied with new music written for this new retelling.
Stars you may know: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray
Director: Jon Favreau
Box Office: €814,726,496
Year of Release: 2016
Running time: 1 hour 46 minutes
Shot mostly using motion-capture and voice over performance, Jungle Book manages to improve most of the animated movie’s flaws, while keeping true to the source material.
Director Jon Favreau manages to deliver a superb retelling of the animated classic, while also being available to viewers who haven’t watched the original.