Is the Beauty and the Beast remake a sign that original ideas are extinct?

(Image found in Coming Soon. net).

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opened in theaters last week, with high box office sales. While I enjoyed the movie as I have enjoyed the previous Disney live-action remake The Jungle Book,I feel that Disney’s attempt in recreating their animated classics is encouraging studios to remake various classic movies. The release of Beauty and the Beast is only one in a few planned Disney remakes such as Mulan, Peter Pan, Lion King, Aladdin, etc. While many of these remakes offer a different interpretation of a classic Disney story, Disney is now placing a huge amount of emphasis on the remakes of its stories. Remakes and reboots have become such a cultural norm in Hollywood that original ideas are an idea 0f the past, new story lines are slowly becoming extinct.

While I understand that the main reason for remaking an old Disney movie is to help it withstand the passage and time, surely there must be exciting and original story lines to explore. Disney should focus on developing its original ideas on films like Zootopia, Frozen, Tangled, and Wreck it Ralph. Creating original ideas could help make new classics that would be remembered throughout history.


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