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Top 10 Live Action Films that people would like to see animated

Disney are leading the current trend of taking animated movies and remaking them with live action versions. Curiously, there never seems to be the usual cry of “they shouldn’t remake that,” or “are there no original ideas left?” Instead audiences appear to be loving them.

The Jon Favreau directed version of The Jungle Book was hugely successful and Beauty and the Beast is due out on 17th March 2017 (we will have a review up for that soon). We have also got Ghost in the Shell due out on 30th March 2017. Then in 2018 we have got live action versions of Mulan, Cruella, with Emma Stone as a young Cruella de Vil, and another Peter Pan movie heading our way.

I would love to see a live action version of Atlantis: The Lost Empire, but I doubt that will happen.

Yet what if it was the other way round?

Take a live action movie and make an animated version – Would that be as successful, but more importantly, what films would you want to see that way?

Vue Entertainment surveyed the UK to ask which iconic live-action films they’d like to see animated.

Eduardo Leal, Senior Film Content Manager at Vue Entertainment had this to say about the current trend:

When looking at live action remakes of classic animations as a trend, we cannot dissociate this phenomenon from Disney’s central role in shaping the entire industry for the past 20 years. After re-defining animation with Pixar, Disney has been focusing its entire studio strategy on tentpole franchises that lend themselves to what Disney does best since its modest start in the 1920’s – expanding the value of its family entertainment brands into other media (e.g. books, consumer products, theme parks).

Even though the company has been active in acquiring other brand portfolios (Marvel, LucasFilm, Pixar), remaking their own classic animations into live action (e.g. Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent, Cinderella) is a natural way of updating these franchises to a new generation whilst taking full advantage of the recent advances in make-up and CGI. As with most Disney film releases, these live-action remakes represent large investments in ‘safe’ household brands that children and parents instantly recognise

It’s no surprise that the major animation studios have started to increase their output. Pixar has gone from one release to occasionally two a year, and DreamWorks at one point increased its output to three releases a year. This growth in production is fuelled by success, meaning the number of animated films released is only likely to increase in future. This is because they represent good business for studios, with sequels built around computer generated ecosystems that are cost effective to reproduce, resulting in box office success.

Further to that they got award winning illustrator Amrit Birdi to put together some images of the films. Without giving them all away in a list I thought it would be more fun to post the images and for you to figure out which films the UK wanted to see animated.

Okay, I will give you the one at the top, which you already knew anyway! That would be Raiders of the Lost Ark and Patrick Schoenmaker has already put together a very cool animated version of Indian Jones that shows just how good it could be.

What do you think of the list and what other live action films would you like to see animated?

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