Disney movies’ fans react to cartoon remake


Reactions have continued to trail the live action remakes of popular cartoons in Disney movies.

The reaction followed the recent move by Disney  movie in remaking popular cartoons and animations including ‘Jungle Book’ based on ‘Mowgli’, ‘Aladdin’ and soon-to-be released, ‘The Lion King’.

While some respondents praised the freshness the remakes bring to the iconic stories, others felt that having humans play cartoon characters took away the innocence usually experienced with animations.

Chigozie Ayamkpa, a cartoonist said that watching the new human remakes of cartoons he grew up with, made him nostalgic adding that he always looked forward to them.

 “I was over the moon when I saw ‘Aladdin’, especially with Will Smith playing the genie. I applaud the thoughts Disney puts into these remakes to bring back our childhood memories.” He confessed

Another respondent, Joy Ogunleye, a banker said although she has watched every single remake made by Disney, she did not enjoy them as much as the originals.

 “For me, I always go to see these remakes with so much expectation. It’s not like they are bad but they don’t hold the same wonder for me like the animations did. It’s a little too human.” She lamented.

Meanwhile, in an indifferent tone, Femi Adewale, a student said that he enjoyed some remakes more than others although he appreciates the work it took Disney to turn cartoon characters to humans.

 “I enjoyed ‘Jungle Book’ more than ‘Aladdin for remakes but for originals, ‘Aladdin’ tops the list.  He said.

“It takes a lot to make cartoon characters human or more realistic. While it can help us see the story better, it can also distract the viewer.”


Rahila L.