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The Walt Disney Company is known for their ground-breaking classic animated films: Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, plus more recent classics like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, and Beauty and the Beast. In recent years, though, they’ve been dipping back into that same well to take those classic animated stories and rework them into live-action pieces such as Maleficent, 101 Dalmatians, and Cinderella. The latest release, Beauty and the Beast, gives us a chance to compare and contrast this version and the classic animated feature.
Along the way, we discuss the other projects in the pipeline: Mulan, a sequel to The Jungle Book, Dumbo, The Lion King, and more. Should Disney be re-making all of these classic films? Or should they work to deliver new classics?
The panel: Mindy Inlow, Jennifer Wise, Teresa Wickersham, Sonya Rodriguez, Ann Laabs, Lauren Garrison