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Man in Charge of Disney’s Live-Action Remakes is Out

Man in Charge of Disney’s Live-Action Remakes is Out

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The man who is in charge of the recent trend of Disney live-action remakes has left the company. Do you have hopes that remakes under the new leadership will be better?

Live-Action Remakes

The live-action Ariel is getting a new preschool cartoon soon!
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If there is one thing we have seen a lot of over the past few years, it is live-action Disney reboots. Disney has been working its way through its intellectual property putting new spins on beloved tales.

Quite a few fan favorites now have both animated and live-action variants. Among the titles that have been given live-action makeovers are Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Dumbo, Mulan, and Aladdin.

Criticism is hit or miss for these remakes. Some fans love them. And, others don’t believe they do the original story justice.

Leadership Changes

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Sean Bailey, the president of Walt Disney Studios, is leaving after 15 years with the company. It’s been about 10 years since the trend of remaking cartoon movies began, which means he has been in charge for all of them.

His final comments mention that the time is right for a new chapter, and he is grateful for the team. The first film he produced was Tron: Legacy, and he will have the opportunity to work on the latest installment of the franchise.

In his place, David Greenbaum will serve as president. He was previously Searchlight’s co-president before coming to Disney. Greenbaum thanked Iger for the opportunity and shared his sentiments for working with Searchlight.

What does this mean for you?

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If you have been among the fans who did not care for the live-action remakes, perhaps there is hope that new leadership will equal successful live-action films.

Certainly removing one person from the equation does not automatically equal a complete shift in creating these films. We will see what happens with remakes like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which has been plagued with controversy from the start.

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