Disney is growing a live-action/CGI remake of its traditional Robin Hood film for Disney+. Launched in 1973, the Mouse Home’s animated Robin Hood reimagines the legend as a musical journey set in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, together with Robin as a fox and Little John as a bear. A field workplace hit again in its day, the movie stays a preferred one amongst Disney followers to this present day, largely because of its portrayal of the dashing archer Robin and memorable tunes like “Oo De Lally”. Up till now, although, there’s been little to no dialogue about the potential for the film becoming a member of the ever-growing listing of Disney animated features-turned live-action tentpoles.
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With final 12 months’s The Lion King and Aladdin having each grossed north of $1 billion on the field workplace, the Mouse Home’s remake practice exhibits few indicators of slowing down anytime quickly (uncommon misfires like Dumbo apart). The studio has much more remakes deliberate for the following couple years (starting with its delayed Mulan in July), however can also be reported to be engaged on live-action reboots for Disney+. Because it seems, that features a modernized tackle their model of Robin Hood.
In line with THR, Disney’s Robin Hood remake is at present being developed as a Disney+ unique. Kari Granlund, who additionally wrote the streaming service’s live-action Woman and the Tramp, is engaged on the script, with music video director Carlos López Estrada connected to name the photographs. It seems the movie will function Estrada’s followup to his critically-acclaimed characteristic size debut on the socially-conscious 2018 drama Blindspotting.
THR additional studies the Robin Hood remake shall be a live-action/CGI musical and as soon as once more characteristic anthropomorphic animal variations of characters like Robin, Little John, Maid Marian, and Prince John. The implication appears to be the animals in Robin Hood shall be much less real looking and extra expressive than the critters in The Lion King and The Jungle E book remakes earlier than it. That ought to return as welcome information to those that’re already put-off by the concept of a Robin Hood remake that tries to totally do away with the stylization of the 1973 animated movie. In the previous, folks have even joked on Twitter concerning the thought of Disney making a “grittier” model of its Robin Hood through the use of the notorious Chaos Reigns Fox meme birthed by Lars von Trier’s 2009 arthouse horror-drama Antichrist.
Whereas many have grown up watching the animated Robin Hood over the a long time, it is nowhere close to to being a Disney pop cultural touchstone alongside the traces of The Lion King or Mulan. This explains why the studio is forgoing a theatrical launch in favor of sending it straight to streaming, very like it is reportedly planning on doing with its growing The Sword within the Stone remake. With Disney+’s subscriber numbers rising quickly whereas folks self-quaratine at dwelling due to the coronavirus, the demand for unique content material is just going to develop with it. Whether or not its customers will take to the concept of a live-action/CGI Robin Hood, after all, that is still to be seen.
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