All of Disney’s Upcoming Live-Action Remakes

There’s an obvious trend in movie-making lately. Disney has taken its successful animated films and made them into live-action remakes. From the live-action versions of Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Tarzan, Pete’s Dragon, The Jungle Book, and most recently, Beauty and the Beast, there’s a clear money-making market in live-action adaptations. 

But why do it? I like to think that releasing the live-action movies about ten years after their animated versions has to do with nostalgia and the hope that people like me who grew up on these films will spend money to see the live-action versions. 

Here are all of the upcoming live-action remakes that Disney plans to release!


Release Date: November 2, 2018 

Director: Niki Caro (She was one of the directors on the animated version!)

Cast: No cast has been announced, but after much speculation, it was announced that Chinese actors would be cast for the lead roles


The Lion King

Release Date: TBA

Director: Jon Favreau 

Cast: James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Donald Glover (Simba) 



Release Date: TBA

Director: Tim Burton 

Cast: Eva Green, Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell 



Release Date: TBA

Director: Guy Richie 

Cast: The people behind Aladdin are working to cast Middle Eastern actors for the roles of Jasmine and Aladdin. 


Christopher Robin 

Release Date: TBA

Director: Marc Forster 

Cast: TBA 


James and the Giant Peach 

Release Date: TBA

Director: Sam Mendes 

Cast: TBA



Release Date:  TBA

Director: Alex Timbers

Cast: Emma Stone


Tinker Bell

Release Date: TBA

Director: TBA

Cast: Reese Witherspoon (SO CUTE) 


Peter Pan

Release Date: TBA

Director: David Lowery 

Cast: TBA 


The Little Mermaid

Release Date: TBA

Director: Rebecca Thomas

Cast: TBA (Lin-Manuel Miranda will produce and write songs)


The Sword in the Stone

Release Date: TBA

Director: TBA (Game of Thrones writer, Bryan Cogman will write the screenplay)

Cast: TBA




Release Date: TBA

Director: Ron Howard 

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. (Geppetto- rumored) 


Snow White

Release Date: TBA

Director: TBA (Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) is in talks to write the screenplay with songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land) penning new songs)

Cast: TBA 


So much is coming our way! Let the nostalgia begin!  


Featured image courtesy of Time