Disney confirms its plans to remake your entire childhood with 9 live-action films in the works

The studio has locked down a whole slate of projects - including Emily Blunt's Mary Poppins and Emma Stone's Cruella de Vil film

Clarisse Loughrey
Tuesday 26 April 2016 09:50 BST

Disney has just gone ahead and confirmed that, yes, your entire childhood is being rebooted; continuing onwards until at least 2019.

The studio announced nine of its live-action projects currently in development (via SlashFilm); all but two of these being adaptations of existing, classic Disney properties. Don't complain, we brought this on ourselves; considering Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book have all done major numbers at the box office, none of this should be surprising.

There are no giant developments to be found in the new list, with Disney essentially confirming what's previously been reported around the likes of Tim Burton's Dumbo and the Emma Stone-starring Cruella; the biggest news, perhaps, is that Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda is joining the Mary Poppins sequel. Has Emily Blunt's Poppins found her new Bert?

Disney has also dropped its current release schedule for its live-action projects, which coincidentally indicates that it doesn't plan to release further Star Wars movies beyond Episode VIII during the winter period.

  • July 28, 2017: Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action), previously dated December 22, 2017
  • April 4, 2018: Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action)
  • August 3, 2018: Untitled Disney Live Action
  • November 2, 2018: Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action)
  • December 25, 2018: Untitled Disney Live Action
  • March 29, 2019: Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action)
  • November 8, 2019: Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action)
  • December 20, 2019: Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action)

This might all seem a little endless and dooming; yet, if Disney can actually sustain the quality of film seen in last year's classically sweeping Cinderella, or Jon Favreau's critically-acclaimed The Jungle Book adaptation, perhaps things really aren't that bleak.

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