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, I have labeled all as such.
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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
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book | December 25, 1994 – Starring Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headley, Sam Neill, John Cleese. Directed by Stephen Sommers, based on the 1894 Mowgli stories by Rudyard Kipling.
101 Dalmatians | November 27, 1996 – Starring Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams and Tim McInnerny in the live action remake based on the 1961 animated film.
102 Dalmatians | November 22, 2000 – Glenn Close and Tim McInnerny reprise their roles in this Disney live action sequel loosely based on the 1961 animated classic. Directed by Kevin Lima.
Alice in Wonderland | March 5, 2010 – A dark fantasy directed Tim Burton. Starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover and Matt Lucas, along with voice talents of Alan Rickman based on the Lewis Carroll works. Film generated over $1 billion in profit, credited with the trend of live-action fairy tale films from Walt Disney Studios.
Maleficent | May 30, 2014 – Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. Directed by Robert Stromberg for a loose retelling of the 1959 Sleeping Beauty animated film.
Cinderella | March 13, 2015 – Directed by Kenneth Branagh for the live-action adaptation of the 1950 animated film. Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, and Richard Madden.
The Jungle Book | April 15, 2016 – The second live-action adaptation of the 1967 animated film, directed by Jon Favreau. Stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli along with voice talents of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Christopher Walken.
Alice Through the Looking Glass | May 27, 2016 – Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Matt Lucas reprise their characters in the the live-action sequel directed by James Bobin. Features vocal talents of Alan Rickman in his final film role.
Pete’s Dragon | August 12, 2016 – A very loose adaptation of the 1977 Disney film directed by David Lowery. Stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford.
Beauty and the Beast | March 17, 2017 – Starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens along with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellan, and Emma Thompson. Directed by Bill Condon, based on the 1991 animated classic. Alan Menken returns to score musical film.
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, starring Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell, with 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 animated film, directed by Tim Burton. Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Alan Arkin.
Aladdin | May 24, 2019 – Directed by Guy Ritchie based on the 1992 classic animated film. Stars Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad and Billy Magnussen in musical live action adaptation.
The Lion King | July 19, 2019 – Based on the 1994 classic animated film. Directed by Jon Favreau and starring voice talents of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, as well as James Earl Jones 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. 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 replaces Brenton Thwaites from the first film while Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, and Michelle Pfeiffer 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. Stars the voices of Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Janelle Monáe, and Sam Elliott with human characters portrayed by Thomas Mann, Kiersey Clemons, Yvette Nicole Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Adrian Martinez, and Ken Jeong.
Mulan *Disney+ Exclusive Release | September 4, 2020 – Directed by Niki Caro as an adaptation of the 1998 classic Disney princess animated film. Starring Yifei Liu in the title role, alongside Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, and Jet Li. First “Premier Access” streaming film release with limited theatrical release due to pandemic.
Cruella *Disney+ Exclusive Release | May 28, 2021 – Directed by Craig Gillespie, 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 as Cruella de Vil, co-starring Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Mark Strong.
Pinocchio *Disney+ Exclusive Release | September 8, 2022 – A remake of the 1940 animated film, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Tom Hanks with voice talents of Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Keegan-Michael Key. Co-starring Cynthia Erivo, Giuseppe Battiston and Luke Evans as live-action roles.
The Little Mermaid | May 26, 2023 – upcoming musical live-action film directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Halle Bailey as Ariel along with Melissa McCarthy as Ursula and Javier Bardem as Triton along with voice talents of Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs and Justin Tremblay. Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda are to work on musical score for the 1989 retelling.
Peter Pan & Wendy | April 28, 2023 – Upcoming Peter Pan Disney+ original streaming film based on the 1953 animated film and 1904 play. Directed by David Lowery, starring Alexander Molony as Peter, Ever Anderson as Wendy and Jude Law as Captain Hook.
Mufasa: The Lion King | 2024 – An upcoming prequel sequel to the 2019 The Lion King live-action film. Directed by Barry Jenkins, tells the story of Mufasa.
Snow White | 2024 – Live action musical retelling of the 1937 classic animated film will star Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Gal Gadot as The Queen. Directed by Marc Webb, with score to be produced by Pasek and Paul.
Lilo & Stitch | TBD – First announced in February 2018, this live action Lilo & Stitch film is in the works, based on the popular 2002 animated film. Cast includes newcomer Maia Kealoha as Lilo, Sydney Elizabeth Agudong as Nani, and Zach Galifianakis.
Moana | TBD – Announced by Dwayne Johnson 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 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
- The Little Mermaid | May 26, 2023
- Peter Pan & Wendy | April 28, 2023
- Mufasa: The Lion King | 2024
- Snow White | 2024
- Lilo & Stitch | TBD
- Moana | TBD
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