In 2023, the Walt Disney Company will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. On Oct. 16, 1923, Walt Disney signed his first animation deal for a series of animated comedies based on “Alice in Wonderland.”
Over the last century, the company has churned out over 120 films, from early 2D animation classics like “Steamboat Willie” (1928) and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” (1937) to the impressive feats of CGI seen in recent films like “Turning Red” (2022) and “Lightyear” (2022).
Many recent additions to Disney’s cinematic lineup have been live-action remakes of their 2D animated films, starting with 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” and 2015’s “Cinderella.” Before the studio’s live-action remake trend kicked off in earnest, Disney had only made three live-action remakes of their animated features: a 1994 adaptation of “The Jungle Book” and the Glenn Close-starring classics “101 Dalmatians” and “102 Dalmatians.” The films were not particularly critically or commercially successful then, but that changed with Disney’s subsequent live-action attempts in the 2010s. These projects reached various levels of critical success, but were usually box office smashes.
Stacker looked at every Disney live-action remake and sized them up next to the original animation version with IMDb and Metacritic data. Live-action adaptation sequels, spinoffs, and origin stories were not included—just remakes.
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