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Cinema powerhouse Vue has surveyed the United Kingdom and asked which iconic live action films would Britons like to see remade in animated form, and the top ten makes for interesting reading…
So let’s have some fun.
Rather than list the ten movies chosen by the public, we have found award winning illustrator Amrit Birdi to give us an idea what these ten movies might look like if they were animated. Personally I would love to see Bugsy Malone animated!
Okay let’s start…
Yep, this is Back To The Future.
And of course, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.
Lord Of The Rings.
Pirates Of The Caribbean.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
Don’t forget to check out Vue!
With the much anticipated release of Beauty And The Beast starring Emma Watson just weeks away (17 March 2017) live-action remakes are a hot topic. After the success of The Jungle Book and The BFG in 2016, the trend is set to continue over the next few years, with many in the pipeline for 2018:
- Mary Poppins Returns (2018) – Emily Blunt
- Mulan (2018) – Cast not yet confirmed
- Cruella (2018) – Emma Stone
- Peter Pan (2018) – Directed by David Lowery, cast not yet confirmed
Eduardo Leal, Senior Film Content Manager at Vue Entertainment:
“When looking at live action remakes of classic animations as a trend, we cannot dissociate this phenomenon from Disney’s central role in shaping the entire industry for the past 20 years. After re-defining animation with Pixar, Disney has been focusing its entire studio strategy on tentpole franchises that lend themselves to what Disney does best since its modest start in the 1920’s – expanding the value of its family entertainment brands into other media (e.g. books, consumer products, theme parks).”
“Even though the company has been active in acquiring other brand portfolios (Marvel, LucasFilm, Pixar), remaking their own classic animations into live action (e.g. Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent, Cinderella) is a natural way of updating these franchises to a new generation whilst taking full advantage of the recent advances in make-up and CGI. As with most Disney film releases, these live-action remakes represent large investments in ‘safe’ household brands that children and parents instantly recognise”
“It’s no surprise that the major animation studios have started to increase their output. Pixar has gone from one release to occasionally two a year, and DreamWorks at one point increased its output to three releases a year. This growth in production is fuelled by success, meaning the number of animated films released is only likely to increase in future. This is because they represent good business for studios, with sequels built around computer generated ecosystems that are cost effective to reproduce, resulting in box office success.”