Live Poll: Best Live-Action Movie Re-Imagined From A Disney Animated Classic?

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Which  live-action Disney movie is the best re-imagination* of a Disney animated classic movie or short? *remake, sequel, prequel, spin-off or alternative POV movie

See the partial list of released re-imagined live-action movies inspired by a classic Disney animated film here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040978008/ as well as a list of possible future answer options posted below (in-development movies).

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/0iXN7Brk3AE/


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) debuts 2 November 2018 (USA), it is a re-imagintion from the Nutracker Suite segment in the animated Disney classic Fantasia (1940).
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Existing Related Poll: Most Anticipated Live-Action Disney Remake?

POSSIBLE FUTURE ANSWER OPTIONS (IN-DEVELOPMENT MOVIES)
Mary Poppins Returns 2018 | Movie
Live-Action/Animated Sequel: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Live-Action/Animated Original: Mary Poppins (1964)
Release Date: 19 December 2018 (USA)
 
Dumbo 2019 | Movie
Live-Action Remake: Dumbo (2019)
Animated Original: Dumbo (1941)
Release Date: 29 March 2019 (USA)
 
Aladdin 2019 | Movie
Live-Action Remake: Aladdin (2019)
Animated Original: Aladdin (1992)
Release Date: 24 May 2019 (USA)

The Lion King 2019 | Movie
Live-Action Remake: The Lion King (2019)
Animated Original: The Lion King (1994)
Release Date: 19 July 2019 (USA)

Lady and the Tramp 2019 | Movie
Live-Action Remake: Lady and the Tramp
Animated Original: Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Release Date: 2019 (USA)
 
Mulan 2020 | Movie
Live-Action Remake: Mulan (2020)
Animated Original: Mulan (1998)
Release Date: 27 March 2020 (USA)
 
Maleficent 2 2020 | Movie
Live-Action Spin-Off: Maleficent 2 (2020)
Animated Original: Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Release Date: 29 May 2020 (USA)

The Little Mermaid | Movie
Live-Action Remake: The Little Mermaid
Animated Original: The Little Mermaid (1989)
Release Date: ???

Tinker Bell | Movie
Live-Action Spin-Off: Tinker Bell
Animated Original: Peter Pan (1953)
Release Date: ???

Cruella | Movie
Live-Action Spin-Off: Cruella
Animated Original: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
Release Date: ???

Pinocchio | Movie
Live-Action Remake: Pinocchio
Animated Original: Pinocchio (1940)
Release Date: ???

The Sword in the Stone | Movie
Live-Action Remake: The Sword in the Stone
Animated Original: The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Release Date: ???

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Movie
Live-Action Remake: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Animated Original: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Release Date: ???

Prince Charming | Movie
Live-Action Spin-Off: Prince Charming
Animated Original: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Release Date: ???

Night on Bald Mountain | Movie
Live-Action Remake: Night on Bald Mountain
Animated Original: Fantasia (1940) (segment)
Release Date: ???

Genies | Movie
Live-Action Spin-Off: Genies
Animated Original: Aladdin (1992)
Release Date: ???

Peter Pan | Movie
Live-Action Remake: Peter Pan
Animated Original: Peter Pan (1953)
Release Date: ???

The black cauldron movie | Movie
Live-Action Remake: The black cauldron movie
Animated Original: The Black Cauldron (1985)
Release Date: ???

Chip 'n' Dale | Movie
Live-Action/Animated Remake: Chip 'n' Dale
Animated Original: Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers to the Rescue (1989) (full-length) and Private Pluto (1943) (short debut)
Release Date: ???

Alternate Shorter Title: Best Live-Action Re-Imagined Disney Animated Classic?
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urbanemovies,

11. The Jungle Book (1994)

Live-Action Remake: ttt0110213

Animated Original: The Jungle Book (1967)

You have one too many t's for the title ID. It should be tt0110213.

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It's somewhat of a stretch to consider The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) as a re-imagination from the Nutracker Suite segment in the animated Disney classic Fantasia (1940).

The live action film is much closer to an adaptation of E. T. A. Hoffmann's story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by Alexandre Dumas called "The Story of a Nutcracker" and the a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (op. 71).

The Nutracker Suite segment in the animated Disney classic Fantasia (1940) is a fantasy of flowers, fairies, dancing mushrooms and fancy fish.
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CORRECTED,
Thanks, i removed the extra t and deleted the live-action Nutcracker as an option. It gets a bit tricky sometimes, when the original source could easily have been the inspiration. I agree with you, so the option has been deleted. My bad for not questioning Wikipedia as a source, I should have known better.


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 | Movie
Live-Action Remake: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Animated Original: Fantasia (1940) (segment)
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Thanks.
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What is your opinion of including or not including mixed titles. I don't think moving from a hand drawn animated dragon to a CGi dragon represents much of a change.

Pete's Dragon 2016 | Movie 6.7 (47,190)
Live-Action/CGI Remake: Pete's Dragon (2016)
Live-Action/Animated Original: Pete's Dragon (1977)
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I am also seeking opinions on the exclusion of Mary Poppins Returns (2018 )as an answer option. I don't think moving from a hand drawn animation to a computer animation represents much of a change. Nor do I think it is in the spirit of the poll's premise. I think the poll is best served by limiting it movies that originally were 100% animation.

Mary Poppins Returns 2018 | Movie
Live-Action/Animated Sequel: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Live-Action/Animated Original: Mary Poppins (1964)
Release Date: 19 December 2018 (USA)

Mary Poppins (1964)


Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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Agreed that Mary Poppins Returns should not be included.
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Yeah, it seems pretty clear cut now that the sequel has been released. I guess I didn't now what to expect before it came out. They both seem to have the same mix of live-action and animation.
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What are your thoughts on The Lion King? If it's all CGI animation, is it live-action?
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On what I know about the remake, so far, its a CGI animation movie is the simple answer. Even, if it is performance capture, I don't think that makes it a live-action performance.

It is hard to avoid the use CGi in films nowadays, there are plenty of films were you don't even realize it is being used. Plus, if James Cameron can claim Avatar is live-action and not animated (Avatar, The Animated Film That Wasn't - Cartoon Brew). I guess everything is up for debate. FYI, I don't think he was being honest about the percentage, as the firm that did the CGI work disagrees with him. Plus, Ready Player One could have qualified for a Best Animated Film last year. ('Ready Player One' Might Qualify for Best Animated Feature Oscar ...). 

In this poll suggestion, I am using the designations Live-Action for movies with the main cast of characters being live-action and Live-Action/CGI for movies with a mixed main cast of characters being live-action and CGI created. Lion King seems to be a CGI movie. It uses a photorealistic computer animated technique instead of a traditionally animated technique of 1994 film. Even in that film, Computer animation was also used in several scenes, most notably in the wildebeest stampede sequence. Plus, Wikepedia lists the entire Lion King (2019) cast as a voice cast.  I don't see how it would qualify otherwise. Live-Action and Live-Action/CGI movies would qualify for poll inclusion, but CGI movies would not.

I am pretty comfortable with the 75% bar the Academy sets and have no doubt The Lion King (2019) will qualify for a Animated Feature Oscar. I would use that threshold to determine whether it is Live-Action or Animated.

As defined by the Academy, an animated feature film is defined as a motion picture with a running time of greater than 40 minutes, in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique. Motion capture by itself is not an animation technique. In addition, a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture’s running time.

ARTICLES (related reading on the topic)
Is Performance Capture “Live-Action” or “Animation?”
Should ‘Avatar’ Be Considered for Best Animated Oscar?
How Is Avatar Not an Animated Film?
'Tintin': Steven Spielberg animates an Oscar debate |
Avatar' and the state of the animation art | OregonLive.com
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Fun piece on this:

Jon Favreau Made An Animated ‘Lion King,’ But He Still Doesn’t Want You To Call It An Animated Film
https://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-com...
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Thanks

As always its about money, ego and award consideration. I can understand he doesn't want the movie to be pigeonholed and taken seriously by his peers and the public. When did animated become a dirty word in Hollywood?  Thanks, for passing it along. I found it interesting, as well as, the latest chapter in this on-going issue of labeling animating films.

Jon Favreau Made An Animated ‘Lion King,’ But He Still Doesn’t Want You To Call It An Animated Film
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Mary Poppins Returns 2018 | Movie bump
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I agree.  Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake, it's a sequel.  After a little while, I'm going to do a poll with "What Are the Worst Disney Live-Action Remakes?"
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Invasion of the Bumpy Snatchers
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Is that a real movie?
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Aladdin
1. Aladdin (2019)

A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true

Live-Action Sequel: Aladdin (2019)
Animated Original: Aladdin (1992)

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Dumbo
2. Dumbo (2019)

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Live-Action/CGI Remake: Dumbo (2019)
Animated Original: Dumbo (1941)
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Thanks, I appreciated your input on this poll suggestion. I was a bit surprised it went live. I wish I had come up with a better title though.
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Lady and the Tramp (2019) Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 12 November 2019 (USA)
CGI and live-action re-imagining of the 1955 Disney classic