– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Disney has had a recent trend that’s been both eye-rollingly lazy and all kinds of awesome. It hasn’t gone unnoticed by the mainstream that they’ve taken a liking to adapting their animated classics into live-action films. So far, the studio has churned out ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MALEFICENT, CINDERELLA, and THE JUNGLE BOOK. While the first two films were widely considered duds by critics (even if they made gangbusters at the box office), the last two were exceptionally well-received. CINDERELLA was such a pleasant surprised, in fact, that most could give Disney a pass when they announced a live-action DUMBO from Tim Burton. 

So far, we have dates for ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASSPETE’S DRAGON, and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, but despite a long list of upcoming films, we still don’t know when a lot of them are coming out.

Disney has taken their first steps in announcing that. According to EW, the media giant has planted its flag in the ground for three currently-untitled fairy tale flicks. July 28, 2017, April 6, 2018, and December 20, 2019 are the dates these films will hit theaters. As far as what they could be, we don’t quite know yet, but on the list of films that yet to have release dates are DUMBOCRUELLA, and THE JUNGLE BOOK 2 (Okay, well that last one is a bit unlikely given the tight timetable, but a man can dream). 

In addition to these fairy tale flicks, Disney has also set August 3, 2018 and December 25, 2018 as the release dates for currently-unknown films. Whether or not they’ll be based on Disney’s long catalogue of intellectual properties is still up in the air.

While it’s easy tocall out Disney for being a lazy corporation, it’s hard to deny the quality they’ve been pumping out lately. Between Marvel, STAR WARS, Disney Animation, Pixar, and their general live-action films, they have been doing a lot right to ensure their films hold up to criticism. Let’s just hope they’ll continue this trend for the foreseeable future.

What do you think of these dates Disney’s claimed? What films would you like to see in those spots? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.