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Disney Faces Smothering Accusations, Fans Leave In Droves

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Fans across the globe travel to Disney Parks to have a magical time. The same can be said of excited audiences streaming Disney+ or taking the time to go to the movie theater for a new Disney release. What was once a trusted entity in warm, uplifting, quality content has turned into something that fans can’t seem to escape from. Back to back to back announcements about Disney’s live action remakes of beloved films has fans accusing the company of smothering them.

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The list of every upcoming live action remake is truly suffocating, with new announcements happening only hours apart. Most recently, fans were notified that both Tangled and The Princess and the Frog were next on the docket. Here’s the current list as of now:

That list doesn’t even include all planned sequels or movies in the pre-development stages. This is also on the heels of The Little Mermaid remake starring Halle Bailey and Haunted Mansion, both of which underperformed in theaters. AND Disney+’s Peter Pan & Wendy! Fans barely have a second to come up for air.

Disney’s live action remakes must be making some kind of money but retold Disney Princess stories with big names like Emma Watson don’t seem to be what fans are asking for. Does Walt Disney Studios plan to remake its entire catalog of animated films?

Also, how is Disney able to keep releasing these announcements during the entertainment labor strikes that have pretty much shut down Hollywood? Personally, I don’t think artificial intelligence is going to be able to save the Disney remake trend. Fans are already tired of it!

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Disney’s live action remakes reveal the machinery behind a company that built its brand on empathy, humanity, and wholesomeness. The company willingly smothers its audience for what it thinks is easy money.

Will fans’ alienation translate at the box office? Or can all the social media complaints just be written off?

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!