What dark and grity live action reboots of classics should Disney make next?

As you probably know, Disney is remaking most of their PG classics into PG-13 dark and gritty movies, like Alice In Wonderland and Maleficent. And their next one is the Jungle Book


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Which ones should be next. I say Aladdin, Hercules, and Tarzan.

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  • 5 years ago
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    I don't think I want any more of my childhood memories destroyed, but what COULD be very dark and gritty is "The Little Mermaid" if they go back to some of the left out plot points of the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. They might have to keep the happy ending (because the Mermaid DIES, or at least turns into sea foam at the end).

    When she trades her voice to the Sea Witch for legs, the witch warns her that although she will be able to walk and dance with enviable gracefulness, every step she takes "will feel as if you were treading upon sharp knives, and that the blood must flow."

    She takes the voice of the Little Mermaid by CUTTING OUT HER TONGUE.


    The sea-witch also never disguises herself as the lovely rival of the Mermaid--the rival is actually an innocent young woman who happened to show up at the right place at the right time, and the prince falls genuinely in love with her. In order to reverse the spell so the Mermaid can return home to the sea (and not turn into foam at dawn), she must stab the sleeping prince through his heart on his wedding night so that the "warm blood" will flow onto her feet and turn her legs back into a tail again. She can't do this however, but because of her sacrifice she becomes "a daughter of the air" (symbolizing limbo, I suppose) and will gain an immortal soul (because mermaids don't have them) after 300 years (more or less depending on the behaviour of good and bad children).

    They're re-doing a live-version "Beauty and the Beast", which also has its dark elements (watch the Jean Cocteau French version), but I'm hoping they won't get rid of everything that was so charming (including the songs) from the original animated version.

    "Pinocchio" was ALREADY dark, as illustrated in this scene:


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  • 5 years ago

    I have to say The Lion King Live Action (with Voice Actors and Puppeteer)

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  • 5 years ago

    Fantasia- Would be interested to see what they could do with what is probably their most off the wall original animated movie they have ever made.

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