‘The Great Mouse Detective‘ May Be Getting A Live-Action Remake’. According to a reliable source close to WeGotThisCovered.com, the next film on Disney’s Live-Action Remake list is none other than The Great Mouse Detective.
For those who may not be as familiar with The Great Mouse Detective here is a short synopsis of the film: “Basil embarks on the greatest case of his career when London’s master toymaker is kidnapped. He ends up pitting his wits against his old adversary, Professor Ratigan, who wants to become `supreme ruler of all mousedom’.”
Disney Fans who grew up during the Disney Renaissance, may remember that it started with the release of The Little Mermaid, but the studio only got the go-ahead to continue making movies after The Great Mouse Detective proved the studio could create great content if given the chance to redeem themselves after the total flop that was Disney’s The Black Cauldron, which nearly bankrupted the studio.
Basil and the gang stepped in and proved that even movies without Walt Disney’s direct influence or approval could do well in theaters, and so The Disney Renaissance was born.
The remake is rumored to be filmed in real locations, with the characters animated into the film after shooting, similarly to The Lion King (2019) and the upcoming untitled ‘Chip and Dale’ film. With both Aladdin and The Lion King Live-Action Remakes making over $1 Billion EACH, it looks like the trend is here to stay for as long as they keep being some of the most profitable projects ever by Disney.
What are your thoughts on the live-action remakes? Do you love them or hate them? Which films do you think Disney should do next? Or should they stop and focus on creating new content? Let us know what you think in the comments! We would love to hear your opinion.
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