12 Disney Live-Action Movies We’re Most Excited About

In the last few years, movie producers have come up with new and exciting ways to use modern cinematic technology and storytelling techniques to revive the films that many of us know from childhood. While most of us will never get tired of watching the animated Disney movies that we grew up with like The Lion King, and Aladdin, producers are now taking these stories and introducing them to a new audience.

It isn’t enough to ‘release them from the Disney vault’ like they’ve been doing for decades to try and create a false sense of scarcity. Now, executives are bringing on talented young directors, writers, and soundtrack composers and tasking them with updating these classic tales in a way that’s accessible for a modern audience. Here are some of the upcoming live-action Disney movies we’re most excited about.

1. Christopher Robin

Released today, Christopher Robin is a live-action movie that tells the story of a now grown-up Christopher Robin who has lost all of his imagination. Now, it’s up to Christopher’s old friends Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and the rest of the gang from the Hundred Acre Wood to help him get his imagination back again. Ewan McGregor stars as Christopher Robin, with popular voice actor Jim Cummings voicing both Pooh and Tigger. The movie has been in development for three years and is directed by Finding Neverland’s Marc Forster. The movie will feature new music, as well as an update of the classic song “Winnie the Pooh.”