Here we are again, in the endless circle of Disney films. This time we are visiting the latest “live action” remake of a classic Disney cartoon, The Lion King. Much like the other examples of Disney reimagining their films, this one was met with pretty divisive reviews. Much like the Aladdin remake, The Lion King seems to be resistant to any negative comments that reviewers may have. How do you think we landed on this one? Guess you’ll just have to listen to find out…because this is a podcast…that’s kind of how this works.
There are a lot of opinions about Disney making live action remakes of their animated classics. So far, the results have been a mixed bag, and their newest release, Aladdin, seems to have divided audiences once again. Though more likely, this movie has divided audiences from critics. So sit back and listen to us discuss the good and bad of the latest Disney blockbuster, Aladdin.
On this week’s episode we talk about Mary Poppins Returns along with a number of other Disney films that have been released lately or are scheduled to come out later this year. I know that a lot of people are upset about the number of live action remakes of popular animated films that are being released in the near future, but please keep in mind that it is okay for these movies to be in the world, and that they in no way diminish the source material. Plus, as we briefly discuss, if all goes well, maybe we will get a Great Mouse Detective live action version!
With Disney officially closing the deal to acquire Fox just last, we thought it would be fun to discuss how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will look now, and how we would like to see them cast many of the big characters that will be eventually joining the team. If anyone know Kevin Feige, please pass this information along, because I think we’ve really got some good ideas here.