Walt Disney Productions
By Mahita Gajanan
Updated: December 19, 2018 10:31 AM ET | Originally published: October 11, 2016

After years of anticipation, Disney has started to offer fans a first look at the live-action versions of some of its most beloved tales. Short trailers for The Lion King, Aladdin and Dumbo revive nostalgia while offering a revamped look in a year that’s seen Disney push further into the world of live action . In August, Christopher Robin, a live-action Winnie the Pooh tale starring Ewan McGregor as the grown-up titular character hit theaters, on the heels of Beauty and the Beast last March. That 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.


Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahita.gajanan@time.com.


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