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Disney Legend John Musker Wants To See More Original Content From The Studios

Disney Animator John Musker Known For Directing Disney's Original Aladdin And The Little Mermaid Says He Would Like The Studio To Come Up With Original Content Rather Than Refilling Old Wine In A New Bottle.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 28 Jan 2020, 02:00:44 PM
John Musker's 1992 Aladdin

John Musker Opens Up On Live-Action Remakes (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi :

Disney animator John Musker known for directing Disney's original "Aladdin" and "The Little Mermaid" has expressed dissatisfaction over the lack of original content on the big screens. Sitting down with Hollywood Reporter, the 66-year-old animator and director says he would like the studio to come up with original content rather than refilling old wine in a new bottle. Musker, who last worked on Disney's "Moana" spoke about how John Favreau, known for his extreme detailed works with live-action remakes spoke about how he is a great filmmaker while adding that he would like to see people come up with more original contents,

"I am bemused by the live-action remakes, although the more successful ones to me are the ones ironically that reinterpret the source to a greater degree, like 'Maleficent'. I think (Jon) Favreau's a brilliant filmmaker, but the shot-for-shot fealty to the hand-drawn 'Lion King', as well as the inexpressive animation in his film, left me uninvolved’’.

"In general, I would rather see more original content, and fairy tales particularly by their nature don't seem to accommodate or demand the extension and/or repetition of their self-contained narrative arcs," he added.

Clements said he wants hand-drawn animation features to make a comeback.

"I do miss hand-drawn features and hope that there's a future for this unique and very special kind of animation. I think people really do miss it, and it's poised for a potential comeback," he said.

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Disney has been strategically remaking its animated classics since 2010''s "Alice in Wonderland". So far, it has revived iconic films such as "Lady and The Tramp", "Aladdin" and "Beauty and the Beast".

In 2020, the studio will release "Mulan" remake as well as "101 Dalmatians" prequel "Cruella", starring Emma Stone. Live-action adaptations of "The Little Mermaid" and "Bambi" are also in the works.

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First Published : 28 Jan 2020, 01:58:23 PM

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