remakes The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films  

Ann Casano
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There is nothing like the classic fairy tale. The story can be told and retold countless times to new audiences with the same desired effect - transporting them to magical lands far, far away. A new way to repurpose these classic stories is to show them on the big screen. But while animated fairy tales were the norm in the past, a newer trend in movie making seeks to refashion animated films into a live action movies. These are the best live action versions of animated films.

Disney knows there is a huge market for live action remakes of their classic animated movies. Cinderella, Maleficent, and Alice in Wonderland were all box office successes. Not only did adults recapture the magic of their childhood with actors like Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, but younger audiences got to experience these films, some for the first time, with new technological advances that add to the magic of their stories.

Expect this trend of turning animated classics into live action remakes to continue. Disney has already announced plans to remake several of their films - like Pinocchio starring Robert Downey Jr. as Geppetto. But not all live action remakes knock it out of the park. Be sure to vote up the ones that you love the most.
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
The Jungle Book Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba The Jungle Book is a 2016 fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Jon Favreau. Based on Rudyard Kipling's eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disney's 1967 animated film ...more

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Hook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Hook Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. It stars Robin Williams as Peter Pan/Peter Banning, Dustin ...more

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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Maleficent Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an ...more

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101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
101 Dalmatians Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels 101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Stephen Herek. It is the second adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One ...more

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Cinderella Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell Cinderella is a 2015 American romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt ...more

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Pete's Dragon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Pete's Dragon Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is a live-action film but one of its title characters, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story ...more

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Flubber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Flubber Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton Flubber is a 1997 comedy film and a remake of The Absent-Minded Professor, directed by Les Mayfield. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and stars Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, ...more

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more

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Ever After is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Ever After Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. The ...more

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Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Into the Woods Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep Into the Woods is a 2014 American fantasy musical drama film directed by Rob Marshall, and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Broadway ...more

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Tom Islava added Charlotte's Web Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Dakota Fanning Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the popular book of the same name by E. B. White. It is directed by Gary Winick and produced by Paramount ...more

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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Peter Pan Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows, Rachel Hurd-Wood Peter Pan is a 2003 Australian-American-British fantasy film released by Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios. It was the first authorized and faithful film or TV ...more

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a 2010 American fantasy adventure film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Jon Turteltaub, and released by Walt Disney Pictures, the team behind the National ...more

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Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Snow White and the Huntsman Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth Snow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 American dark fantasy action film based on the German fairy tale "Snow White" compiled by the Brothers Grimm. In the film's retelling of the tale, ...more

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Oz the Great and Powerful is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American 3D live action and computer animated fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Joe Roth, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and ...more

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102 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
102 Dalmatians Glenn Close, Ioan Gruffudd, Gérard Depardieu 102 Dalmatians is a 2000 family comedy film directed by Kevin Lima in his live action directorial debut and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to the 1996 film 101 Dalmatians and ...more

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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
AndrewWilkerson added A Cinderella Story Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, and Regina King and was directed by Mark Rosman. The film's ...more

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Pan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
Pan Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara Pan is a 2015 fantasy film written by J.M. Barrie and Jason Fuchs and directed by Joe Wright.

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Snow White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films
AndrewWilkerson added Snow White Kristin Kreuk, Vera Farmiga, Miranda Richardson Snow White: The Fairest of Them All, is a 2001 American fantasy adventure television film, co-written and directed by American filmmaker Caroline Thompson and produced by Hallmark Entertainment. ...more