By Mahita Gajanan
Updated: April 10, 2019 9:37 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 and Aladdin revive nostalgia while offering a revamped look as Disney pushes further into the world of live action remakes.

Disney’s latest live-action offering, Dumbo, hit theaters on March 29. The updated version of the 1941 classic stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Eva Green. Tim Burton directed the film, which expands on the original narrative by adding a human family to care for the beloved circus elephant.

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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