This upcoming year there are multiple Disney sequels and reboots coming to theaters including “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” “Dumbo” and “Frozen 2.”
I am most anticipating the release of “The Lion King” live action movie. Disney first produced the animated version in 1994, and it remains one of the most iconic movies Disney has ever made.
The Broadway adaptation found success in its 21-year run and is rated highly among other popular shows “Hamilton” and “Wicked.” When watching the trailer for the live-action movie, the CGI is eye-catching and gets moviegoers excited to see it in theaters. People are going crazy for the release of this movie. David S. V. Silva commented on the trailer, released on YouTube, “Saw The Lion King in cinema with my mother, and now I will get to see this in cinema with my daughter.”
Disney has always produced family-friendly movies and now they are creating a movie that parents can show their kids with fond memories.
Disney is no stranger to live action remakes. In addition to “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and “Dumbo” are getting live action remakes. It is strange to see our favorite characters from animated movies being played by real people.
However, Disney has been pretty successful with reboot movies. The live-action remake of “The Jungle Book,” which was released in theaters in 2016 made $966 million in theaters. The visuals are spectacular, costumes are amazing and the storylines almost match the originals and something we always enjoy. There may not be a whole lot of people liking the idea of remakes but there is money in bringing back classics..
Disney Pixar has always produced movies we love and “Toy Story” is one of them. Fans will follow along with the adventures of Woody and his toy friends this summer with the release of “Toy Story 4.” Will “Toy Story” become the “Fast and Furious” of Disney movies? Like the “Fast and Furious” movies, I think it is very cliche and the reason that they are still making it is to make money. It is time to let go.
Speaking of letting it go, “Frozen” is getting a sequel. Sometimes I wonder if Disney makes sequels because they expect them to be bigger and better than the originals. They make great movies already. They can just stop there and let the films be standalones and not risk making a second movie that may or may not reach the expectation of the public.
At the end of the day, I am excited to watch all the Disney movies coming out this year, I would still like to see some new stories from Disney.