Here Is Every Disney Live-Action Remake Currently in the Works

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The arrival of Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, has absolutely everyone buzzing. And rightfully so: The service includes so many of your childhood favorites, including princess flicks like Cinderella and Aladdin, Disney Channel TV shows, and Disney Channel original movies. And Disney’s slate of live-action remakes, like Beauty and the Beast, is also now available on the streaming platform. (See a full guide here.)

Even more exciting is the fact that Disney has so many more live-action films in the works, which means it’s only a matter of time before those hit Disney+. Here’s a list of every Disney live-action movie—some we’ve seen, some are coming soon, and a few are still in the rumor phase.

101 Dalmatians

When: 1996

Starring: Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Hugh Laurie

The takeaway: Puppies on puppies on puppies = live-action gold.

Alice in Wonderland

When: 2010

Starring: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

The takeaway: The fantastical film was a match made in Disney heaven with director Tim Burton’s quirky style—evidenced by its spot as Burton’s most successful film ever.


When: 2014

Starring: Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora

The takeaway: Disney-princess stories—even ones told from the dark side—make for mega box-office success (Maleficent helped Disney reach its most successful year ever in 2014).


When: 2015

Starring: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden

The takeaway: See above. Cinderella has raked in more than $400 million worldwide (and counting).

The Jungle Book

When: 2016

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong’o

The takeaway: CGI is an incredible innovation.

Beauty and the Beast

When: 2017

Starring: Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens

The takeaway: Emma Watson as Belle—nuff said. (Audiences agreed.)

Christopher Robin

When: 2018

Starring: Hayley Atwell, Ewan McGregor

Tke takeaway: So many feels.

Mary Poppins

When: 2018

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep

The takeaway: Put Emily Blunt in every Disney live-action remake.


When: 2019

Starring: Danny DeVito, Eva Green

The takeaway: We must protect this elephant at all costs.


When: 2019

Starring: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Navid Negahban, Will Smith, Marwan Kenzari

The takeaway: Jasmine deserves the world.

The Lion King

When: 2019

Starring: Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Beyoncé

The takeaway: There’s nothing Beyoncé can’t do.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

When: 2019

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer

The takeaway: These three women should star in every movie together from now until the end of time.


When: July 2020

Starring: Liu Yifei

About: Mulan is coming, but there’s good news and bad news. The good: It will be directed by a woman. The (potentially) bad: This version reportedly won’t be a musical.

101 Dalmatians (Cruella spin-off)

When: 2021

Starring: Emma Stone

About: In the same vein as Maleficient, a live-action adaptation that focuses on Cruella de Vil is happening. Stone is slipping into the villain’s legendary fur coat.

The Jungle Book (sequel)

When: TBD

Starring: TBD

About: The last Jungle Book live-action film was so successful (and dazzling) that Disney decided to strike while the iron is hot. The masterminds behind the first film, Jon Favreau and Justin Marks, will spearhead this movie too.


When: TBD

Starring: TBD

About: Joe and Anthony Russo will produce the live-action reboot of this beloved 1997 classic, based on the Greek mythological character Hercules.

The Little Mermaid

When: 2021

Starring: Halle Bailey as Ariel, and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric; Rob Marshall is directing

About: We're going under the sea!

Genie (Aladdin spin-off)

When: TBD

Starring: TBD

About: Aladdin will get the Wicked treatment with Genies, an Aladdin prequel that will focus on—you guessed it—genies.

Chip ’n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers

When: TBD

Starring: TBD

About: The Hollywood Reporter broke the news in January 2014 that your favorite chipmunks are getting a live-action makeover. It will premiere on Disney+.

The Sword and the Stone

When: TBD

Starring: TBD, but Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will direct.

About: Variety confirmed in July 2015 that a live-action version of this Camelot classic is coming. Even better: A Game of Thrones writer is penning the script. Winter A blockbuster film is coming.

Snow White (original)

When: TBD

Starring: TBD

About: We reported in November 2016 that Disney is taking its oldest princess tale out of mothballs. Our desire for Sarah Paulson to play the Evil Queen is still very much alive.

Red Rose (Snow White spin-off)

When: TBD

Starring: TBD

About: Two things: (1) Did you know Snow White had a sister, Rose Red? (2) Did you know Disney is reportedly making a movie about her? Rumor has it, Disney is going to insert Rose Red into the latter half of the classic Snow White story and have her work with the dwarves to save her sister. Who needs Prince Charming, really?

Cinderella (Prince Charming spin-off)

When: TBD

Starring: TBD

About: Speak of the devil: The elusive Prince Charming is also getting his own movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Disney reportedly purchased a script from writer Matt Fogel that explores the Prince Charming archetype. Expect lots of perfectly coiffed hair.


When: TBD

Starring: Toni Servillo

About: Deadline reports that filming for the live-action Pinocchio is slated to begin soon. However, the film has already been plagued with issues, including the dropping out of its director, Sam Mendes, from the project in November of 2017. Still, Pinocchio is in the works and expected to stay true to the beloved 1940 classic.

Peter Pan

When: TBD

Starring: TBD

About: Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery will helm the newest reincarnation of Peter Pan, which will be a straightforward retelling of the original animated film.

Tinkerbell (Peter Pan spin-off)

When: TBD

Starring: Reese Witherspoon

About: Witherspoon is the biggest name attached to the other Peter Pan flick in the works: a spin-off that will focus specifically on everyone’s favorite pixie, Tinkerbell.

Chernabog (Fantasia spin-off)

When: TBD

Starring: TBD

About: The scary monster that makes a brief appearance Fantasia is admittedly an odd subject for a film, but it’s happening. The details, at this point, are just as elusive as the Chernabog himself.


When: TBD

Starring: TBD

About: The classic 1942 story you know and love: a baby deer befriends a skunk and rabbit, who help him cope with the death of his mother, who is killed by a hunter. More details available at Variety.

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