Childhood classics are being remade. Hitting us all with the feels. Here is a list of a few new remakes of Disney Classic movies that are made for us to relive our childhood.
The Lion King: The new 2019 remake has made every animal in Pride Rock looking so real it’s scary. The animation has surpassed reality transforming The Lion King into a new viewer’s experience seeing how animals talk and sing to each other. The new remake includes the voices of some of the very best talent in Hollywood including, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen and Donald McKlnley Glover Jr. who’s more commonly known under his stage name, Childish Gambino.
The original movie debut June 15th, 1994 and almost 25 years later, the latest version of The Lion King came out on July 19th, 2019.
Mulan: This is a true movie about female empowerment; Mulan has always broke down societal barriers showing us all if you set your mind to something, anything is possible through hard work and determination. Showing young girls everywhere to own their inner badass. The original movie, Mulan aired on June 19th, 1998. Now, almost 22 years later the remake will debut on March 27th, 2020.
Beauty and the Beast: This old classic, shows how inner beauty and true love are more powerful than how we look. The remake goes beyond the classic tale and brings inanimate objects to life, while making the beast more ferocious than ever. This French fairytale became a musical and we had the privilege to watch the movie in 3-D. Beauty and the Beast first came out in November 22nd, 1991 now nearly 26 years later the remake aired on March 17th, 2017.
Over 20 years later and Disney still knows how to generate a buzz. But why now? The influx of new Disney movies is generating attention from the good ol’ days. The feeling of nostalgia attracts a variety of consumers. Of course, remaking childhood classics generated some controversy. However, good or back publicity is still publicity. It’s important to remember that gaining attention translates to popularity within the entertainment industry. However, this process is applicable to anything in the media. Attention will help further your brand or product. It is extremely important to monitor the attention and direct the negative attention elsewhere. And..when tackling some of the most memorable Disney movies as The Lion King or Mulan there will always be some harsh critics. Let’s create some buzz.
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- A Laurier Grad with a passion for inclusion in all thing’s education and entertainment, Lauren Machtinger lends her experience to Samari Communication in her role as Experiential Event and Social Media Intern. In Lauren’s last year of studies, she dove into the Communications industry managing a small team of students for Bumble doing brand activations and experiential events. She has an immense passion for helping others. Lauren has been very involved in her community by running the Feel the Beat program. This program is affiliated with the Kitchener-Waterloo community to help teach dance, self-expression and life skills to individuals with exceptionalities. You can find her on LinkedIn or contact her via email firstname.lastname@example.org.