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Every live-action Disney Princess movie, from Cinderella to Aladdin

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Princesses have been a priority for Disney since the first feature film came out in 1937. The Disney Princess Her franchise is one of his most famous franchises. But in recent years, Disney has remade these classics as live-action movies.Along with the live-action release little mermaid Teaser trailer, Disney continues to add adaptations to this already long list. Each new remake puts a different twist on a familiar story to build on the original, though some are clearer than others. With a variety of additional characters, new takes, and even extra songs mixed into the stories we all know and love, Disney has created a new line-up of princesses.

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The trend started in 2014 and to date, 5 out of 13 Disney princesses have been redone. But Disney shows no signs of stopping. In the near future, she’s also confirmed to have two more adaptations in the works. Disney’s live-action princess movies are as familiar as they are to longtime Disney Princess fans of hers. But when the title is already very recognizable, it can be difficult to keep up with which movies have been made.

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Disney’s remakes of princesses have struggled to honor the classics while making the stories their own. Over the past eight years, Disney has released six live-action princess movies of her, with more to come. If you’re lucky, little mermaid When snow white They’ll find a happy balance of old and new that allows them to tell their own stories while preserving the nostalgia that comes with remakes.


Maleficent (2014)

Instigator of the remake boom, Maleficent There is one important difference in the story of Princess Aurora. In this version, the story is told from the perspective of the iconic villain, Maleficent. sleeping beautyStill the most removed adaptation from the original, Maleficent Performer Angelina Jolie as the title character. The film attempts to garner her sympathy for Maleficent as it tells a fairy tale that begins in her youth. She becomes the guardian of a fairy kingdom that is at war with her neighboring kingdom. Maleficent is betrayed by her ambitious childhood friend Stefan (Sharlto Copley) cut wings to become king. A few years later, Stephan had a daughter. As seen at the beginning of the original film, Maleficent curses the princess. But over the years she has seen the northern lights (Elle Fanning) and Aurora comes to think of Maleficent as the Fairy Godmother. sleeping beauty It plays almost the same, but the love parent between Maleficent and Aurora saves her from the curse. Approaching the story from perspective shifts the key moments and shows that no one is the bad guy in your story, no matter how obvious it may seem.

Cinderella (2015)

The next princess movie to bring back to theaters is Cinderella in a more familiar way. In star-studded movies, Lily James in the title roll, Richard Madden as a prince and Cate Blanchett as a stepmother. For this adaptation, however, they chose to cut songs from the original. Maleficent, the plot points remain mostly the same. Her orphaned Cinderella is forced to become her stepmother’s servant. In this version, when Cinderella is hiding from her family, she encounters a hunting party that includes a prince. Only after this will he throw the ball where he is specifically looking for her. Cinderella goes to the ball with the help of her fairy godmother (helena bonham carter) and dance with the prince. She lost her slippers and the rest is history. The live-action film chose to play down some roles, most notably Mouse. Jack and Gus don’t talk to Cinderella. This removes some of the whimsy from the story, but it introduces a rat, so it has less humor but still plays a role in the story. It spends a lot of time developing relationships.While the adaptation isn’t the same as the 1950 version, Disney builds beautifully on the foundations of the original.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

2017 beauty and the beast It became the first live-action princess film to feel like a true remake. It used all the same characters, the same music, and added to the story rather than changing it.Emma Watson) was trapped in a small town where she couldn’t fit.Kevin Kline) anger the Mysterious Beast (Dan Stevens), Bell volunteers to be a prisoner in place of his father. Over time, Belle and Beast learn to love each other, and that love turns Beast and his servants back into humans. The plot is basically the same as the 1991 version. The remake includes a magic book that allows Belle and Beast to travel as a way of showing them spending time together, but this addition is more confusing than anything else. but it seems unnecessary.Luke Evans), making him a much more threatening villain. Ian McKellenof Cogsworth and Ewan McGregor‘s Lumiere play off each other to maintain the humor expected of their roles. But perhaps the film should have done more to differentiate itself.Of the two, why choose the newer version over the 1991 version of him that everyone fell in love with? mosquito?

Aladdin (2019)

came next Aladdin. This remake is beauty and the beast. The film tried to distinguish itself by expanding the role of Jasmine. This movie still follows Aladdin (Mena Massoud) Ginny’s (Will Smith) tries to impress the princess by pretending to be a lamp and a prince. But jasmine is also displayed (Naomi Scott) trying to convince her father to give her more power than simply not wanting to marry a stranger. Jasmine is given her friend Dahlia (Nasim Pedrad). Like the original, Aladdin and Jasmine fall in love with Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), and Genie’s power is the key to restoring peace.The special focus on Jasmine brings a lot to the film, but it feels disjointed from plot points borrowed from the original. However, the live action is Aladdin It does a great job of transforming the sets and costumes into an epic fantasy world worthy of the original film.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

for now, Maleficent Disney is talking about a sequel, but it’s the only live-action princess movie to have a sequel. Aladdin And a prequel to Beauty and the Beast.As Maleficent Contains the full story of sleeping beauty, Maleficent: Evil Queen You have to go your own way. It’s set years after the first film, when Aurora was the reigning queen for a while. The characters tell the story of the first film, sleeping beauty Maleficent is the villain. Inglis (Michelle Pfeiffer), Aurora’s mother-in-law hates fairies and does everything she can to drive a wedge into Aurora and Maleficent’s relationship. Maleficent retreats to hide and she discovers that she is one of Dark’s fae. Fairies and humans are once again on the brink of war. Aurora and Maleficent make up and Maleficent sacrifices herself for Aurora, but again their love saves the day and revives Maleficent in her Phoenix form. It doesn’t compare to live-action movies. sleeping beauty, However, it does give Aurora more screen time than the previous film.

Mulan (2020)

Mulan There were many things against it. The film was released on Disney+ due to the Covid shutdown.favorite Cinderella, Music and some of the more quirky characters are removed in this remake. Mushu is not included in this version and her fellow soldiers are not comedic. has been added. The film contains superpower-like magical abilities called chi that are only supposed to be used by men.Still Mulan (Liu Yifei) I have a mind. Other than that, the stories are very similar. Mulan disguises himself as a man to become a soldier in his father’s house (Tzi Ma) place. But there is a witch villain, Xainniang (Gong Lee), another woman who feels rejected by friends and foes alike. Mulan is kicked out, but returns to save the Emperor. Xainniang changes her side and sacrifices herself to help Mulan restore his family’s honor. While the film certainly puts its own twist on the story, it doesn’t necessarily make it any better. It’s a welcome change of pace that the two are so different, though.

The Little Mermaid (2023)

Mulan It was the last remake released, little mermaid It’s not far. The film will be released on his May 26, 2023. Only a teaser trailer has been released so far.Yes, everything seems to line up closely with the original, indicating that it’s an adaptation in the same vein beauty and the beast When Aladdin. The movie is set to star Hal Bailey and Ariel. Melissa McCarthy play Ursula, Jonah Hauer-King Become Eric.including the cast David Diggs, Javier Bardem, Jacob TremblayWhen Awkwafina. Noma Dumezweni It’s been announced as a new character named Queen Serena, but it’s still unclear how she’ll be factored in. Allen Menken When Lin Manuel Miranda I also write new songs to go along with the original songs. There are certainly changes in the new film, but so far it seems to stick with the classics.

Snow White (2024)

In the distant future, Disney plans to remake the first Princess movie. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. A new movie entitled snow white, It will be released on March 22, 2024, but few details are known at this time. However, Disney has announced some of the cast. Rachel Zegler become Snow White, Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot Play the Evil Queen.get grumpy Martin Kleba When Andrew Burnup He plays a character named Jonathan who did not appear in the original work. Mark Webb It is not yet clear which direction he will take.

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