Walt Disney Productions
By Mahita Gajanan
Updated: August 13, 2018 2:56 PM ET | Originally published: October 11, 2016

Disney’s Christopher Robin, a live-action Winnie the Pooh tale starring Ewan McGregor as the grown-up titular character, hit theaters Aug. 3. The film is part of Disney’s push to turn its most iconic stories into live-action movies on the heels of last March’s Beauty and the Beast. The movie, fronted by Emma Watson, earned a record-breaking $170 million on its opening weekend last March and eventually waltzed its way to more than $1 billion at the global box office.

Beauty and the Beast wasn’t Disney’s first live-action success story. In fact, the adaptation is just the latest in a series of live-action movies like Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book and Cinderella. Alice in Wonderland, released in 2010, made over $1 billion at the box office, while The Jungle Book, released in 2016, brought in a similar haul at the worldwide box office. Now, Disney is doubling down on live-action movies, and bringing fan-favorite heroes like Mulan and Aladdin back to the big screen in 2018 and beyond.

While the trend of remaking animated classics isn’t new, many of Disney’s upcoming live-action movies — including Mulan, The Lion King and Aladdin — come from the company’s famed Renaissance period, which started in 1989 and captivated a generation of viewers with songs and characters that remain influential today.

Here’s every live-action movie Disney has planned through 2020.

 

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