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Tale as old as time

Over the past few years a noticeable trend has emerged with Disney releasing ‘live action’ versions of many of their classic films.

Crossing the Culture Angeline Liles
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Beauty (L) and the Beast (R) | photo: Walt Disney Motion Pictures

Cinderella and The Jungle Book have already had the treatment, and there are rumours that Mulan and The Lion King are well into the production process. Opinions differ as to whether rehashing the classics is just laziness and a desire for guaranteed success, but there’s no doubt that anticipating the release of these films appeals to our nostalgia. Beauty and the Beast was released mid-March and smashed box office records, re-establishing itself as one of Disney’s most beloved tales.