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Disney is remaking its classic 1973 Robin Hood film as a CGI Disney Plus exclusive

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Following The Lion King, Mulan, and Aladdin, to call a couple of, Disney’s 1973 traditional animated movie Robin Hood is the newest film to get a live-action remake. This one, nonetheless, goes straight to Disney Plus.

Very like The Lion King, the brand new model of Robin Hood will “function the characters as anthropomorphic, this time in a live-action/CG hybrid format,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will even be a musical. The unique model famously portrayed the noble thief of Sherwood Forest as a fox, whereas his gang of merry males had been illustrated as different animals. Little John was a black bear, the Sheriff of Nottingham was a wolf, Friar Tuck was a badger, and maybe most memorably, Prince John was a thumb-sucking, jewel-encrusted crown-wearing lion.

Carlos López Estrada, finest recognized for steering 2018’s Blindspotting, will tackle the Robin Hood remake. Kari Granlund, who wrote Disney’s latest Woman and the Tramp remake, is on board to pen the script. It’s unclear when Disney is trying to begin the challenge, however manufacturing all over the world has shut down as folks social distance to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

Robin Hood isn’t the primary film to be made a Disney Plus unique, however it’s a signal of how Disney is considering its movies. The Woman and the Tramp additionally turned a Disney Plus-only title when the service launched in November 2019. Titles that aren’t going to generate a powerful return on funding in theaters (The Lion King and Aladdin each surpassed $1 billion on the international field workplace) make extra sense as streaming exclusives. This builds up Disney’s streaming library and provides subscribers a motive to proceed shelling out for the service.

The corporate is already taking a look at methods to streamline films to Disney Plus. Artemis Fowl, initially set to have a theatrical launch, will now debut on Disney Plus as a streaming unique. Govt chairman and former CEO Bob Iger instructed Barrons that extra films might turn into Disney Plus exclusives.

Disney not too long ago introduced that it has surpassed 50 million paid subscribers, due to launches within the UK, India, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. Though Disney Plus did delay the launch of its service in France on account of authorities concern that it could put too much strain on bandwidth, the app is now available there, too.

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