Walt Disney Productions
By Mahita Gajanan
Updated: March 20, 2017 12:35 PM ET | Originally published: October 11, 2016

The Beauty and the Beast remake waltzed its way to a record-breaking $170 million opening weekend at the box office, showing that Disney’s recent push to turn its most iconic stories into live-action features is paying off.

Beauty and the Beast follows The Jungle Book, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland as live-action remakes from Disney that have proven successful: 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 feature films, and bringing back fan-favorite heroes like Mulan and Aladdin to theaters.

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

Check out the list of movies you’ll soon see in live-action.



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