A somewhat magical Disney Plus remake whose strings finally hold it: Pinocchio Review

Disney’s desire to turn its classic animated films into live-action CGI hybrid films seems unrelenting right now. Since 1996, the world-renowned studio has recreated and modernized 14 of its most iconic features for the big and small screens, many of them – such as Cruella and Mulan – being released since 2014.

Fans and critics alike have regularly wondered why Disney would pursue such an endeavor. But when many of its remakes, such as The Lion King and Aladdin, have grossed over $1 billion at the global box office, Disney’s live-action adaptations are dairy cows ready to milk, no matter how well-received. Unsurprisingly, then, Disney plans to make 16 more live-action films in the coming years — 11 remakes from the animated back catalog, plus five sequels to previously released live-action adaptations, including The Jungle Book.