Disney Won’t do Live Action Remakes of Recent Animated Films

Don't expect live action remakes of Moana, Frozen and Home On The Range from Disney anytime soon...

Disney has clearly struck gold with its line of live action reboots of its catalogue of animated movies. This past weekend, the new take on Beauty & The Beast has seen a fresh truckload of cash pour into its coffers. And already, the likes of Dumbo, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, and The Lion King are being lined up to film in the next year or two.

But there are films you shouldn’t expect to get the live action treatment. Frozen, for one, The Princess & The Frog and Moana as well. Because the studio has ruled out remaking any of its animated films that came out after the year 2000. In an interview with Vulture, the president of motion picture production at Walt Disney Studios, a man called Sean Bailey, confirmed that “we’re not looking at anything very recent, that still feels like it’s still the provenance of current Disney animation.”

That knocks out Home On The Range, too. Curses.

The full interview with Bailey can be found here, and it’s well worth a read. Beauty & The Beast is in cinemas around the world now.

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