Top 10 Worst Changes from Disney Live Action Remakes

Top 10 Worst Changes from Disney Live Action Remakes
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If it’s not Baroque, don't fix it. For this list, we’re taking a look at the most misguided alterations Disney has made in the live-action remakes of their animated classics. We’re not saying these remakes are bad, just highlighting the more questionable creative choices. Our list includes changes made for “Alice in Wonderland” (2010), “Cinderella” (2015), “Beauty and the Beast” (2017), The Jungle Book” (2016), and more! Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Worst Changes from Disney Live Action Remakes.
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10) Not Being Musicals
9) Sucking Out the Color
8) Why Doesn’t Cinderella Leave?
7) Gaston Leaves Maurice to Die
6) Alice Is the Chosen One
5) Cinderella Doesn’t Try to Escape
4) Wonderland at War
3, 2 & 1???
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  • Jenessa S
    Jenessa S

    Actually, Lewis Carroll’s book of Alice in wonderland, is based off mathematics. It’s not that there’s no logic, its just a mathematic book

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  • StrongRex

    You forgot making Maleficent a good guy.

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  • sonicjrjr14

    Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Frozen, and Moana are the only movies that NEED to be musicals. Every other Disney movie is lucky to have 1 or 2 memorable songs in them.

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  • Gillian Wilson
    Gillian Wilson

    Two alice in wonderland is good

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  • Gillian Wilson
    Gillian Wilson

    Cinderella was good

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  • Gillian Wilson
    Gillian Wilson

    Melfalint is good

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  • Gillian Wilson
    Gillian Wilson

    Emma from jouinor is bad

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  • Gillian Wilson
    Gillian Wilson

    Emma was a good singer I heard worst

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  • Brian Bommarito
    Brian Bommarito

    5:40 “Sheer dumb luck”? More like “poetic justice.” Or an “act of God.” I prefer this ending, because there are times in life when it doesn’t matter how much you kick and scream, it won’t make any difference. It is sad but true that some people are captive prisoners to their circumstances, and must endure pain and simply wait for time and unexpected events to take their course. That is true bravery. While sometimes action is necessary, it is not always a key to success. I find it delightful that the wicked step-mother is defeated with minimum effort! Call me sadistic, but I feel this is a deserving fate of every villain who spends the entire film plotting and manipulating, only to have all their plans blow up in their face because of something trivial that they could never have foreseen or been prepared for.

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  • Jesh Kawaii
    Jesh Kawaii

    Please name you channel "everything we dont like anout disney" aince you only critize disney 😒😒😒

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  • Sarah Tachine
    Sarah Tachine

    Great video but the reason Belle can’t leave to see Maurice is because she literally can’t. The book doesn’t work that way, the beast said it can only take you to the place you want to visit the most. Just because they transported to Paris doesn’t mean they were actually in Paris. They are still trapped in the castle. Unless she was able to transport to where Maurice was and then leave the castle to find her father. Plus I think it’s cool that the book allows you to go back in time if you wish

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  • Captain Barbossa
    Captain Barbossa

    King Louie in the Jungle Book 2016 was not exactly an amazing change. Also Gaston shooting the Beast rather than stabbing him in the back was the stupidest thing ever.

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  • Little JokerAnime
    Little JokerAnime

    The old wrinkle in Time

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  • Tiana Pi Tesr
    Tiana Pi Tesr

    Mulan on the way?

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  • Kelryth Ka'venusho
    Kelryth Ka'venusho

    Here's a crazy idea. Actually see the movie before putting it down.

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  • tyler brillhart
    tyler brillhart

    I've hated all of the live actions except the Jungle Book.

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  • The Gymnast Life
    The Gymnast Life

    I like the Alice in wonderland I think the plot was good, it's supposed to be an older, more mature wonderland that is being ruined by the queen. AND MALIFICENT IS NOT A REMAKE OF AURORA IT IS THE SAME STORY FROM MALIFICENTS PERSPECTIVE

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  • Audra Legg
    Audra Legg

    Burton went for the Alice in wonderland book not Disney flim.

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  • amber Lockhart
    amber Lockhart

    Robin Williams is rolling in his grave

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  • Michael H. McGinnis
    Michael H. McGinnis

    I watched all of "Alice in wonderland'' re-imagined and I still have no clue what it was about.

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  • Vanessa Marino
    Vanessa Marino


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  • Davion Maxwell
    Davion Maxwell

    I seriously dont understand the hate around Wills genie.

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  • Anastasia Mirkin
    Anastasia Mirkin

    i will always argue when someone says "well emma doesnt sing like that other woman". well emma isnt a broadway least she looks like belle and plays a convincing role i love beauty and the beast. old. new. future. w.e

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  • Crazyanimal guy
    Crazyanimal guy

    These are not , and I repeat NOT supposed to be the exact same. I love all of these movies!

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  • Luke Yellowtail
    Luke Yellowtail

    Will Smith is curb stomping the shit out of his career.

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  • AllaboutAlicia

    Let Disney be if they want to change things then let them. And beside who likes to continue to watch the olden days of there movies?? They want to make it much more better with something better instead of the same thing for decades!!

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  • Lol Lololol
    Lol Lololol

    Hahaha the movie isn’t even out yet and it’s the poster child for the worst mistake possible in one of their live action movies haaha

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  • Jezzie

    I must say, totally agree

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  • Shadowstalker55

    Disney should just do a live action adaption of Gargoyles already. That would be far more novel than these live action remakes they keep cranking out.

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  • Shadowstalker55

    Jade Wilson Oh yeah! I don’t want them to screw up Gargoyles, either. It has to succeed and blow people away.

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  • Jade Wilson
    Jade Wilson

    If they messed yo gargoyles I would I would just be done

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    I really do not wanna watch live action Aladdin because there is no Robin Williams Rest In Peace

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  • Mike Mudra
    Mike Mudra

    the cgi in beauty and the beast was great along with jungle book those movies shouldn’t be in this video leave those 2 movies alone

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  • LaDracul

    10. Some of them didn't start being musicals until Bill Condon suggested they make "Beauty and the Beast" a musical as opposed to just regular. 8. Because independent women weren't looked favorably on at that time. 7. That's an improvement, forgot that in the live action version he served in the military and hadn't been the same. 3. They nearly went with SFX makeup with the Beast... 2. That was in the original story. 1. And that is one of my main gripes about this movie. It would make more sense if that story was Maleficent lying to make herself look good.

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  • cabellero1120

    I like most of these films. making the 3 fairies idiotic in Maleficent was strange and silly. They could have all fought the king or at least argued with her...

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  • adam getalife
    adam getalife

    A quote from Robin Williams Genie, "never duplicate duplicate duplicate duplicate duplicate... GENIE OF THE LAMP!!!"

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  • Jade Wilson
    Jade Wilson

    LMAO that's what I'm talking about 😂

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  • Jade Wilson
    Jade Wilson

    LMAO nice one 😂

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  • Davi

    At the end of the day they all look better than the netflix Live Actions. We dont need it too look exact same as the drawn version such as a cosplay movie. Colors, clothing and some sizes needs to be adapted as some pacing on how the history is told.

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  • Ahmed Ahmed
    Ahmed Ahmed

    I always thought that maleficent ( whose horns represent her as the equivalent of the Devil ) being the hero in the remake is kinda twisted .

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  • Samanwita koley
    Samanwita koley

    Maybe maleficent wasn't the same as the Disney but I liked it more

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  • Austyn Burggraff
    Austyn Burggraff

    Alice in wonderland isn’t a remake it’s a sequel to the animated film

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  • MollyAnnMissie

    Let's add "Jasmine needs a girl friend because it would dumb and awful if she had nothing but a tiger". That would bad, Naomi and various other filmmakers: That's why, in the animated film, it was treated as such! I assume the Frozen re-make will also give Elsa a friend to hang out with in her room because, pfft, what if a young girl watches and sees Elsa being sad and alone and isolated? How can she grow to be confident if she isn't from the start?

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  • semiretired86

    Clockworth looks like a blobfish and not a clock

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  • cristincik91

    Lost interest when you criticized Watson's Belle.

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  • Princess Mari
    Princess Mari

    Just watched the trailer for the new Aladdin and this was recommended 😭

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  • Mykal Anderson
    Mykal Anderson

    I’m seeing a pattern in this movie. Apparently all of the mistakes Disney made with their live action remakes were mostly perpetrated by Cinderella, beauty and the beast, and Alice in Wonderland.

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  • Jay Brown
    Jay Brown

    Not being musicals is the best part!

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  • 6yza

    hey Ruined maleficent

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  • Mark Lee
    Mark Lee

    Typical lame garbage from Mojo.....boring as frack!

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  • Mark R.
    Mark R.

    #5 is stupid. You edited her “twirling” in the attic from earlier in the movie.

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  • September Dawn
    September Dawn

    Eeehhh I’m excited 🤷🏻‍♀️ oh well my opinion

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  • Unholy CoffeeGod
    Unholy CoffeeGod

    Daah. Its rewind time

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  • Kawaii Frappe
    Kawaii Frappe

    Is it weird that I like all of these movies and I do not give a crap if the original version is better? I mean the producers are not forced to make an exact version of the original one before, they're given a story which they can give new meanings and new stories to, which will look similar to the original.

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  • Glitter Lover
    Glitter Lover

    Walt told his team before he died that he wanted his movies to have remakes for every generation to enjoy and when Robin Williams died he wrote down that he didnt want his voice to be in movies he didnt aprove of You guys need to get off your high horse stop whining the movie is for kids not you if you dont like it dont watch it dont ruin a little kids exitement and happiness because you want to whine and pout

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  • Felix Sanchez
    Felix Sanchez

    I'm already NOT liking the Aladdin movie, yes he does the original "Never Had a Friend Like Me" song, however instead of shrinking or disappearing at will when it comes to staying out of site, he instead changes into an adult and walks among everyone like it's no big deal. The original Robin Williams version, which they kept during the television show, kept that comedy with Genie (despite the show being voiced by a different actor). It was still wondrous and funny. With this movie now, the only thing you're more than likely going to wonder, is when it ends.

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  • Wings Pony
    Wings Pony

    Marywheather was my favorite fairy, they didn't do her justice.

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  • Juan Rios, Jr
    Juan Rios, Jr

    A lot of people think the old Disney movies are better then the New.

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  • CAT Lover27
    CAT Lover27

    " Cinderella " could be better verses " Ever After " based on the real life french monarch , Danielle Debaract , played by Drew Barrymore. Where she planned , out smarted , and learned to be assertive, love , fight with a sword , oh yeah, and ride a horse. I love that movie! 😍❤❤❤❤♾

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  • CAT Lover27
    CAT Lover27

    A.k.a. " Everything wrong with Disney live action movies ". They have to change them over copyright and to compel & intetest the audiences.

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  • UpRoaryus

    well, they succeeded at the copyright part... Lazy film making, pathetic money grab without having to produce anything original for it. Not interested in seeing these stories retold when they did such a fine job telling them the first time. I think there is no reason to remake a movie unless it failed at the thing it was supposed to do the first time. Example: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Although I actually liked the film, (much to my own surprise), it is easy to see why Joss Whedon was disappointed by it when compared with the television show that was more how it was intended to be. When a person finds the first attempt so lacking, it makes sense to remake it in a way that better matches the vision of the storyteller. There is nothing different in these Disney redo's to make it worth the re-imagining, mostly because it isn't actually re-imagined at all, just repeated with a different cast in different costumes. The live action seems shoe-horned into a stories that feel built for animation because it worked so well in that style. So yea, I was neither compelled nor interested in watching any of these. They are classics because they withstand the test of time, and don't require modernizing.

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  • Jerod Galle
    Jerod Galle

    Why do these live-action remakes get lambasted for taking creative liberties with the source material? It's Disney retelling Disney stories. They're allowed to change up a few things. I haven't seen all of the movies on this list, but the ones I have seen a truly enjoyed. And let's be honest, if the live-action movies were shot-for-shot carbon copies of the animated movies, wouldn't you guys accuse them of milking the cash cow? Since they are remakes/retellings/sequels of the animated movies, there's obviously going to be comparisons to the originals. But can't we simply enjoy these new movies on their own merit instead of nitpicking every little detail?

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  • Calle J
    Calle J

    I love that you always spoil the top pick in the thumbnail so i don't have to watch the video.

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  • MrFelblood

    Someone clearly never read Through the Looking Glass. Wonderland is a war zone.

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  • Briana K
    Briana K

    For that time period even if Cinderella would have left as an adult she’d have no way of supporting herself, no work experience, no finances, and typically back in those days most would have stayed in the home with their step family even if they were awful because they’d die in the streets... You also still come off as if you’re victim shaming for saying “why didn’t she just leave” 🤷‍♀️

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  • Anne Westhof
    Anne Westhof

    I exually like it when they suck out the color in the movies, but it does indeed make it less disney like.

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  • Kimari Hodges
    Kimari Hodges

    Let's be real, everybody that's not feeling Will Smith for the genie just dont like the fact that its Will Smith, because honestly, how else would a live action genie look like?

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  • JoNatHan K
    JoNatHan K

    What about Lion King?

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  • hi

    I guess the only good one is Nothing

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  • Raphael Zerouno
    Raphael Zerouno

    I actually like the changes mentioned here

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  • Nick Dorenkamp
    Nick Dorenkamp

    The reason why most of the Disney remakes weren't music and why the color were muted is because the source material well at least most.

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  • Christian Perez
    Christian Perez

    Well to be fair it was the fairy’s that gave away their location

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  • Jayden Harrold
    Jayden Harrold

    That’s kind of the point. The purpose of Maleficent is to tell the story differently from the original. Those differences were what made it worth watching, same with the Alice remakes. Those two specifically aren’t really remakes, but retellings separate from the original. That’s what makes them arguably good.

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  • Yuktopus

    Sorry, but I am not agree with your pics

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  • Perla Ortega
    Perla Ortega

    Can you please change or not use the womans voice in the explanations she annoys me.

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  • Poot Potatoes
    Poot Potatoes

    Does Alice in Wonderland really deserve some of those complaints? It was stated that this was Alice in Wonderland a few years later After the Red Queen stole the crown. This isn't The First Alice in Wonderland story.

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  • Deepak Kumar
    Deepak Kumar

    I didn't notice all this 🙀

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  • Robin Garcia
    Robin Garcia

    I don't agree with most of these. I love the different spin made on Maleficint and Alice and Wonderland. The remakes that were just about identical were dumb. I left in the middle of Beauty and The Beast and I sure don't plan on seeing Alladin.

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  • Jason Toney
    Jason Toney

    I'm just wondering why they feel the need to make live-action versions of their movies. The fact that the originals are animated is part of their charm.

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  • Madeline 🌼
    Madeline 🌼

    *i love will smith as the genie*

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  • Pia

    Beauty And The Beast is definitely the best re-make Disney film

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  • Joseph Szilagyi
    Joseph Szilagyi

    In regards to color, I like the idea that Wonderland lost its color since the last time Alice had been there. It fits with the mood and the plot.

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  • Kayla Barber
    Kayla Barber

    Honestly I feel like the genie should still be animated but wont say if it will be bad or not till I see myself.

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  • Ljubica Pelaic
    Ljubica Pelaic

    Malificent is horificly bad Disney movie

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  • Lee's Vids
    Lee's Vids

    Nahhh have you seen the neww Aladdin trailer???

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  • Chocolate Thunder
    Chocolate Thunder

    You can't expect people to look just like fictional movie characters

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  • Poul N
    Poul N

    Best thing Disney did was less singing in their movies

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  • Cussundria Kneal
    Cussundria Kneal

    For the Three Pixies in Maleficent, i always thought them being so incredibly DUMB because... this is all from her point of view. We're watching how she sees things. Sees the world around her, and she genuinely thought the pixies dumb as brick, even though they probably aren't. They might have had very rough patches in the beginning - all new parents, unfortunately, do - but she did manage to grow up to teenage hood without the CONSTANT care of the evil witch. However, since she finds them insufferable, we, the audience, see them as annoying and dimwitted. But in reality.... they just needed to understand how to take care of a baby. Oh! So when she cries, she's most likely hungry! Or upset for other reasons that we figured out! Oh! This is what you're supposed to do when taking care of a human baby! Okay OH SHIT, FUCK FUCK, NEVER FORGET ABOUT THE BABY, OH MY GOD, WE ALMOST JUST KILLED HER - what were you doing silly! Running off like that - FUCK. THAT WAS CLOSE. Stuff like that.

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  • Caesar Kenji Prawira
    Caesar Kenji Prawira

    when Disney runs out of ideas

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  • Kyle Lewis
    Kyle Lewis

    The worst thing they did was cast some scrawny fuck to play Gaston, who was basically animated Arnold Schwarzenegger

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  • Daveh H
    Daveh H

    I'm very happy I've never seen any of these

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  • Charlotte Sugar Drop
    Charlotte Sugar Drop

    No i don't agree with your picks, The alice and wonderland live action is not a remake it is the squel, and the beauty and beast with the book, he said he could travel but no one can see them or hear them other wise they would scream, also an object is one thing but a person is a lot different........and with the point of CGI is to make something so unreal that it looks real in this world, plus the fairies were just very very funny, and the scroll in Alice and wonderland doesn't make since that's why it makes since at the same time....and with the Gaston you can tell from first momment he was the villain even in the orginal i mean he wad no Hans, but the murder gave her more of a scary back ground giving a better reason to get very murder crazy near the end, and the jungle book with him singing/rapping or whatever gave it a good view and I hardley remember those Cinderella songs and sleeping beauty songs so how were they so famous????

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  • DA Champs of Mile High
    DA Champs of Mile High

    The Genie in the original animated Aladdin is wacky, unpredictable, and loud in a good way. Plus, impressions! Will Smith’s Genie looks bland, devoid of fun, and way too serious. And I saw just a few seconds of footage. I haven’t seen any of the live action remakes and I don’t plan to. This video gives me more reasons to avoid them. WHY YOU GOTTA RUIN MY CHILDHOOD TREASURES, DISNEY!

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  • Legion

    Most of the remakes have been meh and sometimes awful but the live action Jungle Book is amazing and took a cartoon movie that i didn't enjoy much and turned the story into a favorite. Really good! And don't hate on Walken's Louie... oobee doo

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  • maya pooh
    maya pooh

    Disney is having a letdown.

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  • Monie Mon
    Monie Mon

    I loved all of those movies and y’all pretty much picked Alice in Wonderland the whole time😂

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  • DanTheMan HD
    DanTheMan HD

    You simply cannot go from the legendary Robin Williams to a CGI Will Smith

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  • Hey, Stob it
    Hey, Stob it

    . . . Remakes are meant to be a new spin. Not exactly the same as the original, if it was, what's the point in watching it over watching the old?

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  • Ghost Killer
    Ghost Killer

    Aladdin is a great cartoon Movie Robin Williams, is the only Genie, Will Smith is just playing himself so fucking sick of Will Smith at least Jada was in a Rock band.

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  • Jeff Fredrick
    Jeff Fredrick

    Why doesn't Cinderella leave? Cinderella didn't try to leave.

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  • Iyanna McLeod
    Iyanna McLeod

    I don’t understand why you can’t make a story your own.

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  • Jon Gard
    Jon Gard

    Wait till Will Smith get put on the Best Changes list after the movie comes out

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  • Jon Gard
    Jon Gard

    Wait till Will Smith get put on the Best Changes list after the movie comes out

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  • Honoka Kazama
    Honoka Kazama

    I'm actually kinda glad there's no musicals in the live disney adaptation, because while they are good in the classical versions, it'll be too weird to hear them in the live action.

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  • IllusionMaster17 Dilan Lopez
    IllusionMaster17 Dilan Lopez

    Just Alice is a sequel. And you hate it for being not like the original, when it's a sequel!

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