Classic Disney Cartoons Making a Comeback?

December 28, 2013



These days, it seems that The Walt Disney Company is best known for its fan favorite divisions like Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, and Pixar. However, the classic animated characters that were created by Mr. Walt Disney himself remain an important part of the company’s storied history. Everyone still loves Mickey Mouse, and all the classics that were important from the beginning.

It was recently announced  by Disney that many of these signature characters are set to come back to life in 2015. Getting back to the classics will be fun and nostalgic for so many people.

Disney is opening up its famed vault of popular animated characters for the live-action “Descendants” project, which is set to begin production in the Spring of 2015 to air on the Disney Channel. The story will feature classic characters in modern day settings.

The main story will focus on the children of such classic Disney villains as Cruella De Vil and Maleficent as they attend high school alongside the children of popular Disney protagonists like Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. President of Disney Channels Worldwide Gary Marsh explained, “The result is a modern and unexpected reinterpretation of classic heritage characters utilizing contemporary, relatable settings and themes.”

Disney is throwing some newer creativity behind its upcoming project, including Kenny Ortega as director, who is most responsible for Disney’s tremendous success with High School Musical. Mixing a little new school in with the old school faves.

While the announcement may not seem like that big of a deal at first, considering it is only one movie, the potential opportunity for Disney to expand on the idea in the future is considerable. It very well could end up being just the first movie in a long line of classic reinterpretations.

One thing is certain; Disney has an abundance of characters and storylines hidden away in its vault. The door just needs to be opened and in order for that to happen, the move by Disney to revive some classic is a good one!  If this turns out to be a success, this could pave the way for more classics to be brought back, and hopefully entertain a new generation of Disney fans!



*thanks to the motley fool for the info!

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