Want to know all of the Disney Live Action Remake Movies ever made? I got tired of searching for all of the Disney Live-Action remakes online so I made my own list. Grab the full list of All Disney Live Action Movies in Order based on their remake release date. May contain commissioned links.
All Disney Live Action Movies in Order List
Let’s be honest, I’m making this list for me.
It’s hard to believe that the trend of Disney live-action remakes is still a THING – but here we are. Thanks to the 2010 live action Alice in Wonderland‘s huge profit margin of over $1 billion (which sorry not sorry, it’s meh…), Walt Disney Studios keeps on pumping out this insane amount of live-action remakes, adaptations, and reimagined films.
Instead of struggling to Google every single Disney Live-Action film in existence, I’ve decided to keep an ongoing list as a reference
for me for you.
This exhaustive list (yes, multiple meanings and sarcasm inserted there) includes all Walt Disney Pictures theatrical releases AND Disney+ exclusive streaming films that were adapted from old animated films (aka unlike Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers which was adapted from a television show) only. Live-action movies that did not have an original animated film to remake such as The BFG or A Wrinkle in Time are not included in this list.
And because I’m a nerdy Type-A Korean mom, I have labeled all as such.
Is a free printable Disney live-action movie list on the horizon? Maybe. Leave a comment below if this is something that your family would enjoy.
But I’ll keep updating this Disney live action movie list as long as the releases keep on coming.
Did you know which Disney Live-Action film came out first? Have you seen all of the live-action adaptations? What can I say except you’re welcome…?!
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List of All Disney Live-Action Films in Order of Release Date
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book | December 25, 1994 – This early 1990’s live action Jungle Book stars Jason Scott Lee (“Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story“), Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride“) Lena Headley (“Game of Thrones“), Sam Neill (“Jurassic Park” franchise), and John Cleese (“Monty Python“). Directed by Stephen Sommers (“The Mummy“), based on the 1894 Mowgli stories by author Rudyard Kipling.
101 Dalmatians | November 27, 1996 – Starring Glenn Close (“Guardians of the Galaxy“), Jeff Daniels (“Dumb and Dumber“), Joely Richardson (“Nip/Tuck“), Joan Plowright (“The Spiderwick Chronicles“), Hugh Laurie (“Tomorrowland“), Mark Williams (the “Harry Potter” franchise) and Tim McInnerny (“Notting Hill“). The live action remake based on the 1961 animated film is directed by Stephen Herek (“Mr. Holland’s Opus“).
Alice in Wonderland | March 5, 2010 – A dark fantasy reinterpretation of the 1951 Disney animated classic, directed Tim Burton (“Dumbo“). Starring Johnny Depp (“The Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise), Anne Hathaway (“The Princess Diaries” franchise), Helena Bonham Carter (“Harry Potter” franchise), Crispin Glover (“Back to the Future“) and Matt Lucas (“The Great British Bake Off“), along with voice talents of Alan Rickman (“Galaxy Quest“) based on the Lewis Carroll works. This live action film generated over $1 billion in profit and is credited with the trend of live-action fairy tale films from Walt Disney Studios.
Maleficent | May 30, 2014 – Starring Angelina Jolie, (“Eternals“), Elle Fanning (“Super 8“), Sharlto Copley (“District 9“), Sam Riley (“Control“), Imelda Staunton (the “Harry Potter” franchise), Juno Temple (“Ted Lasso“) and Lesley Manville (“The Crown“). Directed by Robert Stromberg (“Oz the Great and Powerful“) for a loose retelling of the 1959 Sleeping Beauty animated film.
Cinderella | March 13, 2015 – Directed by Kenneth Branagh (“Death on the Nile“) for the live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1950 classic animated film. This classic fairy tale stars Lily James (“Downton Abbey“) as Cinderella, Cate Blanchett (“Thor: Ragnarok“) as Lady Tremaine, and Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones“) as Prince Kit Charming.
The Jungle Book | April 15, 2016 – This second live-action adaptation of the 1967 animated film, directed by Jon Favreau (“The Mandalorian“). Stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli along with voice talents of Bill Murray (“Ghostbusters” franchise) as Baloo, Ben Kingsley (“The Boxtrolls“) as Bagheera, Idris Elba (“Sonic the Hedgehog 2“) as Shere Khan, Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens“) as Raksha, Scarlett Johansson (“Black Widow“) as Kaa, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad“) as Akela, and Christopher Walken (“Catch Me If You Can“) as King Louie.
Alice Through the Looking Glass | May 27, 2016 – Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Matt Lucas all reprise their Alice in Wonderland characters in this live-action sequel directed by James Bobin (“Dora and the Lost City of Gold“). Also features vocal talents of Alan Rickman (“Die Hard“) in his final film role before his passing.
Pete’s Dragon | August 12, 2016 – A very loose adaptation of the 1977 Disney film directed by David Lowery (“Peter Pan & Wendy“). Stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World” franchise) as Grace, Oakes Fegley (“Wonderstruck“) as Pete, Wes Bentley (“Yellowstone“) as Jack, Karl Urban (“Thor Ragnarok“) as Gavin, Oona Laurence (“The Beguiled“) as Natalie and Robert Redford (“The Sting“) as Lampie.
Beauty and the Beast | March 17, 2017 – Starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter” franchise) as Belle and Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey“) as Beast along with Luke Evans (“Clash of the Titans“) as Gaston, Kevin Kline (“A Fish Called Wanda”) as Maurice, Josh Gad (“Frozen 2“) as LeFou, Ewan McGregor (“Obi-Wan Kenobi“) as Lumiere, Stanley Tucci (“The Devil Wears Prada“) as Cadenza, Audra McDonald (“Private Practice“) as Madame Gardenrobe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Loki“) as Plumette, Ian McKellan (“Lord of the Rings” franchise) as Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson (“Nanny McPhee“) as Mrs. Potts. Directed by Bill Condon (“The Twilight Saga“), based on the 1991 animated classic fairy tale. Alan Menken returns to score this musical film with 4 new songs.
Christopher Robin | August 3, 2018 – Inspired by the A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepherd’s Winnie-the-Pooh children’s books. Directed by Marc Forster (“A Man Called Otto“), starring Ewan McGregor (“Obi-Wan Kenobi“) and Hayley Atwell (“Marvel’s Agent Carter“), with the voice talents of Jim Cummings and Brad Garrett. Marked as the highest grossing movie in Winnie the Pooh franchise history.
Dumbo | March 29, 2019 – Based on the 1941 classic Disney animated film, directed by Tim Burton (“Beetlejuice“). The live action Dumbo stars Colin Farrell (“Fantastic Beasts” franchise) as Holt Farrier, Michael Keaton (“Batman” franchise) as V.A. Vandervere, Danny DeVito (“Twins“) as Medici, Eva Green (“Casino Royale“) as Collette Marchant, and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine“).
Aladdin | May 24, 2019 – Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes“) based on the 1992 classic animated film. Stars Will Smith (“King Richard“) as the Genie, Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as Aladdin, Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers“) as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari (“Black Adam“) as Jafar, Navid Negahban (“Tehran“) as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad (“New Girl”) as Dahlia and Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods“) as Prince Anders in musical live action adaptation.
The Lion King | July 19, 2019 – Based on the 1994 classic animated film. Directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book“) and starring voice talents of Donald Glover (“Solo, A Star Wars Story“), Seth Rogen (“The Super Mario Bros. Movie“), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Doctor Strange” franchise), Alfre Woodard (“Clemency“), Billy Eichner (“Parks and Recreation“), John Kani (“Black Panther“), John Oliver (“The Smurfs“), Florence Kasumba (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever“), Eric André (“Sing 2“), Keegan-Michael Key (“The Super Mario Bros. Movie“), and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, as well as James Earl Jones (“Star Wars” franchise) reprising his role as Mufasa in this fully CGI live-action film. One of the most expensive live-action remakes at $260 million, grossing over $1.6 billion in box offices, overtaking Disney’s Frozen.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil | October 18, 2019 – Sequel directed Joachim Rønning (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales“). Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville return to their roles for a story set 5 years after the 2014 Maleficent release. Harris Dickinson (“Where the Crawdads Sing“) replaces Brenton Thwaites from the first film while Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Doctor Strange“), Ed Skrein (“Deadpool“), and Michelle Pfeiffer (“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania“) join the cast as new characters.
Lady and the Tramp *Disney+ Exclusive Release | November 12, 2019 – First streaming only live-action Disney+ original movie release (aka no theatrical release) based on the 1955 animated film. Directed by Charlie Bean (“The LEGO: Ninjago Movie“). Stars the voices of Tessa Thompson (“Thor: Love and Thunder“), Justin Theroux (“American Psycho“), Janelle Monáe (“Hidden Figures“), and Sam Elliott (“Tombstone“) with human characters portrayed by Thomas Mann (“Marcel the Shell with the Shoes On“), Kiersey Clemons, Yvette Nicole Brown (“Disenchanted“), F. Murray Abraham (“Moon Knight“), Adrian Martinez (“Focus“), and Ken Jeong (“Crazy Rich Asians“).
Mulan *Disney+ Exclusive Release | September 4, 2020 – Directed by Niki Caro (“McFarland USA“) as an adaptation of the 1998 classic Disney princess animated film. Starring Yifei Liu in the title role, alongside Donnie Yen (“Shanghai Knights“), Tzi Ma (“Rush Hour“), Jason Scott Lee (“Dracula 2000“), Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, and Jet Li. Marked as the first “Premier Access” streaming film release with limited theatrical release due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cruella *Disney+ Exclusive Release | May 28, 2021 – Directed by Craig Gillespie (“Fright Night“), this live-action prequel origin story loosely based on the 1956 novel. The 3rd live-action remake of the 101 Dalmatians franchise, starring Emma Stone (“La La Land“) as Cruella de Vil, co-starring Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks“), Joel Fry (“Yesterday“), Paul Walter Hauser (“Cobra Kai“), Emily Beecham (“Into the Badlands“), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Downward Dog“), and Mark Strong (“Shazam!”).
Pinocchio *Disney+ Exclusive Release | September 8, 2022 – A remake of the 1940 animated film, directed by Robert Zemeckis (“Cast Away“). Starring Tom Hanks (“Toy Story” franchise) with voice talents of Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (“Flora & Ulysses“), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Inception“), and Keegan-Michael Key (“The Super Mario Bros. Movie“). Co-starring Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet” and upcoming “Wicked“), Giuseppe Battiston (“Perfect Strangers“) and Luke Evans (“Beauty and the Beast“) as live-action roles.
Peter Pan & Wendy | April 28, 2023 – The Spring 2023 Peter Pan Disney+ original streaming film based on the 1953 animated film and 1904 play. Directed by David Lowery (“Pete’s Dragon“), starring Alexander Molony as Peter, Ever Anderson (“Black Widow“) as Wendy and Jude Law (“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore“) as Captain Hook.
The Little Mermaid | May 26, 2023 – The Summer 2023 musical live-action film directed by Rob Marshall (“Chicago“). Starring Halle Bailey as Ariel along with Melissa McCarthy (“Gilmore Girls“) as Ursula and Javier Bardem (“Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile“) as Triton along with voice talents of Awkwafina (“Shang Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings”), Daveed Diggs (“Soul“) and Justin Tremblay (“Luca“). Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Moana“) worked on musical score for the 1989 retelling.
Mufasa: The Lion King | 2024 – An upcoming prequel sequel to the 2019 The Lion King live-action film. Directed by Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy“), tells the origin story of Mufasa.
Moana | TBD – Announced by Dwayne Johnson (“Black Adam“) on April 3, 2023, a live action Moana is in the works based on the popular 2016 animated film, starring The Rock as a live action Maui.
All Disney Live Action Movies in List Order
And because I know you want to see just the list of Disney-Live Action movies only (no, just me?), here is the full list of all of the Disney Live Action Movie Remakes in number list order.
Can you tell when I started to get into the blogging space and write movie reviews for kids?
- Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book | December 25, 1994
- 101 Dalmatians | November 27, 1996
- 102 Dalmatians | November 22, 2000
- Alice in Wonderland | March 5, 2010
- Maleficent | May 30, 2014
- Cinderella | March 13, 2015
- The Jungle Book | April 15, 2016
- Alice Through the Looking Glass | May 27, 2016
- Pete’s Dragon | August 12, 2016
- Beauty and the Beast | March 17, 2017
- Christopher Robin | August 3, 2018
- Dumbo | March 29, 2019
- Aladdin | May 24, 2019
- The Lion King | July 19, 2019
- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil | October 18, 2019
- Lady and the Tramp *Disney+ Exclusive Release | November 12, 2019
- Mulan *Disney+ Exclusive Release | September 4, 2020
- Cruella *Disney+ Exclusive Release | May 28, 2021
- Pinocchio *Disney+ Exclusive Release | September 8, 2022
- Peter Pan & Wendy | April 28, 2023
- The Little Mermaid | May 26, 2023
- Mufasa: The Lion King | 2024
- Snow White | 2024
- Lilo & Stitch | TBD
- Moana | TBD