For some, the original will always be the best, while for others, it will be outdated and in need of a makeover. Disney has taken some of their best-loved films and given them an update. Cartoons are coming to life as actors play the roles and not just voice the characters. In the same way, you will enjoy jammin jars, you will enjoy the new version of the Disney cartoon. It seems that every month there is an announcement of another Disney cartoon that is getting a makeover. Stars seem to be lining up for a role even though there is not a release date for a lot of them. Whenever they open, they are bound to be well received by the fans who have been starved of new films for a year.
Although there is not a lot known about the film, most of the main parts have been cast. Jude Law is lined up to play Captain Hook, and Alexander Moloney will be Peter Pan. The role of Wendy has gone to Ever Anderson with Tinkerbell being portrayed by Yara Shahidi. David Lowery is the director, and there are already debates surrounding how frightening Tick-Tock will be. As the last version of Peter Pan starring Robin Williams, there is a lot to live up to.
The Little Mermaid
Alan Menken is again working on the movie, writing songs with Howard Ashman. New songs are being written for it, and some of the cast has already been selected. Singer Halle Bailey has already been announced as Ariel. Producer Rob Martin was emphatic when saying that it is her presence as well as her voice that makes her ideal for the part. Other names that have been announced are Javier Bardem, Awkwafina, and Melissa McCarthy.
Aladdin had already been remade in 2019. As this version with Will Smith and Mena Massoud was so successful, there are going to be further films featuring the character. One is a sequel, and the other is going to be a spin-off. Billy Magnussen has been chosen to play Prince Anders, who has previously not been the star of the film but rather a smaller character whose role was Princess Jasmine’s suitor.
Predating Disney by many years, Pinocchio’s wish to be a real boy, and now it is going to happen. Peter Hedges is writing the script, but there seems to be less known about the director. Sam Mendes is not involved now, and despite rumours of it being Paul King, it is likely to be Robert Zemeckis. If this is true, there is the chance that he will get Tom Hanks involved to play Geppetto.
Pinocchio is a popular remake, and so far, viewers have not got tired of him. Matteo Garrone released his Italian version, and there is one about to be released on Netflix. The latter one is from filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and has a list of well-known stars lined up. They include Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, David Bradley, Cate Blanchett, and Ron Perlman.