Here’s Every Disney Live Action Movie Coming Our Way

There’s a lot!

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It seems Disney’s goal is to recreate all of our favourite originals in live action form, but we can’t say we’re complaining! Aladdin, check! Mulan, check! The Lion King, check! It’s truly the best way to give us all our nostalgic fix without having to dream up completely new ideas that will potentially flop in the box office.

There’s also the added bonus of seeing our favourite actors starring as our beloved heros and heroines. So what’s next in line for a live action remake? We’ve created a list of the next group headed to our screens and while some might be a long way off, we will be welcoming some to our screens in the coming months!

The Little Mermaid

Our favourite little mermaid is finally making her way to walk among the humans again with a live action adaptation of the 1989 animated movie. Get ready for some brand new songs from Lin Manuel Miranda – creator of Hamilton – and Alan Menken – the iconic Disney vet – who have teamed up to bring you the classic Little Mermaid tunes as well as some stunning new tracks that’ll have you singing along with Flounder, Sebastian and friends.

The production’s decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel was met with a shocking amount of backlash across social media, with the hashtag #notmyariel trending on Twitter. People commented that Ariel was “supposed” to be Danish with red hair and were unwilling to see Ariel in any way other than the 1989 animated character.

Harry Styles turned down the role of Prince Eric who will now be played by Jonah Hauer King while Ursula will be portrayed by Melissa McCarthy and Scuttle and Flounder will be voiced by Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay

In cinemas May 26th 2023



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The horizon is calling us back or at least Te Feti is! That’s right The Rock revealed in a video released by Disney that the live action adaptation of Moana is in the works.

There has been no official word on casting but it appears he will be returning as fan favourite character Maui but this time as a real life character.

In a special press statement The Rock said: “I’m deeply humbled and overcome with gratitude to bring the beautiful story of Moana to the live-action big screen. This story is my culture, and this story is emblematic of our people’s grace and warrior strength. I wear this culture proudly on my skin and in my soul, and this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reunite with Maui, inspired by the mana and spirit of my late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, is one that runs very deep for me. I want to thank my partners at Disney for their strong commitment to this special endeavor, because there is no better world for us to honor the story of our people, our passion and our purpose than through the realm of music and dance, which is at the core of who we are as Polynesian people”.

Auli‘i Cravalho the original voice of Moana in the 2016 animated film will return as an executive producer. Will she get some screeen time?

Release date is yet to be announced

Peter Pan & Wendy


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The magical 2003 Peter Pan animated movie will soon have its very own live action adaptation with Wendy in the lead role, as she should be!

Ever Anderson will star in her first ever leading role as Wendy Darling and Alexander Molony also takes on his first leading role as Peter Pan.

Other cast member include Jude Law as Captain Hook, Yara Shahidi as Tinkerbell, Jim Gaffigan as Smee and Alyssa Wapanatâhk as Tiger Lily.

David Lowery will direct and notes that twe can expect a pretty straight forward adaptation of the original 2003 film

Available to stream on Disney+ from April 28th 2023

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


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We’re on a roll these next few years when it comes to Disney princess remakes! The next one to pop up will be the oldest Disney princess to exist, Snow White.

The project will be directed by Mark Webb of The Amazing Spiderman fame with the script adapted by the incredibly talented Girl on the Train script writer Erin Cressida. You will get to whistle along to your favourite tunes with Snow and the dwarfs along with some brand new music from La La Land and The Greatest Showman songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Rachel Zegler will star as Snow herself while Gal Gadot will take on the role of her evil stepmother.

To be released in 2024

Mufasa: The Lion King

This prequel will focus on the story of Mufasa told through the characters Rafiki, Pumbaa and Timon as they teach a young lion cub about the most famous king in the land and how he rose to power.

The film will be told through the use of flashback. It is currently in production and is being helmed by iconic director Barry Jenkins.

To be released in 2024

Lilo & Stitch

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After seeing a very frightening Sonic the Hedgehog take on CGI we’re really hoping Disney does a whole lot better when it comes to our beloved Stitch. If they manage to keep him his little furry blue self we’ve no doubt everyone will love the adaptation as Lilo and Stitch is one of Disney’s best selling franchises.

There is zero news casting wise but Mike Van Waes will reportedly pen the script and Aladdin producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will return for another step into a Disney remake. Jon M Chu is reportedly in talks to direct which would be incredible considering his impressive portfolio of Crazt Rich Asians, In The Heights and Step Up 2: In The Streets.

Release date is yet to be announced



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While this isn’t a remake but a spin-off, the story will follow Peter’s teeny-tiny pixie dust purveyor, Tinker Bell.

Reese Witherspoon has been cast as the pint sized fairy herself with no indication of any other casting choices having been made.

Victoria Strouse from Finding Dory has been announced as script writer but that’s aout all we know about this particular spin-off.

Release date is yet to be announced



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