Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Rodimus74, Apr 10, 2020.
Disney Plans Live-Action Anthropomorphic Robin Hood
Bring on the ministrel rooster!
Uh oh, I can already hear the incoming "beeert CGI is nerrrrt lerrrv errrction!" debates.
Could be worth just re-titling the Lion King thread to this one and save the nitpicking argumentative bandwidth.
I kid, I kid. But also not really.
So Disney didn’t learn from Lion King or Cats( Disney didn’t make Cats but it was a bomb).
Lion King made a billion, to Disney that is all that matters
Well, I think the lesson they may have learned from Lion King is that if they just do the minimum effort, by making all the things as familiar and safe as possible, it will make loads of money, so remake all the things like that. The lesson from the Lion king to Disney is nostalgia is a hell of a drug, and people will go see it in droves. While, Cats wasn't made by Disney, so Cats bombing is a win for Disney.
My money is on that they DID learn from the Lion King. Guaranteed that these animal faces will be noticeably more expressive... or whatever it is people were constantly whining about. Plus it also made mad bank, so... "lesson learned".
Cats bombed for entirely different reasons that aren't even comparable to the Lion King. And I say that objectively as someone that did NOT really like the Lion King - not because of the non-emoting faces, but because it just wasn't very good and most of the voice acting / singing was total dog shit.
Honestly, the emotionless faces was the one thing keeping me going in that film. Man, seeing all those lions use telepathy to talk to each other was hilarious. (That, or they were zombies.) It's only too bad all the songs were a chore. That, and some how they made a beat-to-beat remake, yet somehow, made it longer. Wtf!?
But, at least the songs won't as bad as the songs/singing in Aladdin. Fuck, who auto tunes Will Smith?
The weird thing is, as much as people ripped Call Of The Wild apart for the dog effects, that dog had WAY more emotion and personality than anything Disney spent 100+ Million more on with the Lion King.
That movie's biggest problem was being sappy as all hell. Not the effects. Still need to see that Heston one, though.
Ya I forgot Lion King made loads of money. Also this Robin Hood movie would be a hit with the furry community. But at the same time it would look like nightmare fuel to others.
Yeah cg lion king is the highest grossing animated film of all time and in the top 10 of all time.
So we will get more of these films with "real" cg but no emotion at all and looks neat on the big screen but awful on small tvs.
Disney's Robin Hood was a household classic for me. It was one of my dad's favorite movies growing up, and me and my sister loved it too.
But I think remaking the anthropomorphic version is a major missed opportunity. I've actually always wanted to see a live-action Disney Robin Hood with human actors. In terms of live-action Robin Hoods, all we tend to get these days are dark and gritty versions. I think Disney could give us a proper adaptation that's accurate to the source material. When I heard "Disney's Live-Action Robin Hood", I got excited because I thought that's what we were finally getting. But I don't think we need another version with animals because we already have the '70s one. Maybe this will at least pave the way for other studios to give us a more lighthearted adaptation.
Disney has had a really good track record of making live action versions of their classic cartoons. Only Dumbo wasn't a smash hit. Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King all made serious $$$. Why would they stop?
The Disney Robin Hood was my hero when I was very little. However, I don't know if I'm ready for a Live action Anthropomorphic version.
Headed to the dreaded movie limbo!
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"I was always a really big fan of the old animated Disney movie Robin Hood," Chris Evans admitted. "I just thought Robin Hood was so cool, you know? I think of all the animated characters in the Disney library, Robin Hood stands alone. I think he's just smooth and charming and capable and, you know, I don't have that cool British accent, but I'd love to give it a crack."
Sounds like he should play Fujin from FFVIII.
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