During March 2016, Zootopia marked the 55th official entry into the list of Walt Disney animated films. Nearly eight decades of work have provided timeless classics for all ages. While animation provides several benefits, Disney’s most recent plans involve remaking several of their animated films in live-action form. 2019’s The Lion King is the most recent example, but the Mouse House still has a plethora of other titles waiting to be remade.
With that in mind, join us as we countdown the 10 best live-action remakes of Disney classics. Enjoy!
10. Pan (2015)
2015’s Pan was initially met with mixed reviews, as the prequel was not seen as a necessary addition to the Peter Pan canon. A poor box office performance would follow and Pan quickly became forgotten. That’s a shame, since this unique film provides an interesting backstory to the classic we all love, and contains thrilling CGI effects. While the story may not be anything special, the overall film is visually impressive and strikes a perfect balance between seriousness and enjoyment. It may not be the absolute classic that the 1953 Disney animated film is, but the Warner Bros. remake is well worth a watch and has become an underrated gem. The film is pure joy and evokes a wonderful feeling of nostalgia for anyone familiar with the animated film. As a prequel and a live-action remake, Pan is a very unique take on the series and is anchored by a stellar performance from Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard.