Ah, the ‘ . While such a can breathe new life into the retro world of Cinderella, the can equally fail to take meaningful risks and stagger up the steps of Pride Rock with little creative fortitude. With the staggering number of upcoming live action adaptations, including fan favorite and cult (also best movie ever) The Hunchback of Notre Dame, it seems that every 2D classic will eventually receive that sweet love.
Today, we’re going to look at the lesser known classics; the forgotten gems that sowed the seeds of greatness, but never quite hit the heights of The Little or . With proper treatment and some good old-fashioned script edits, we feel these three forgotten pearls could transcend screens and stun audiences with a worthy second chance at the limelight. Here are three classics that deserve to be adapted as a ‘ .
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Yes, yes, we’ve all seen the meme floating around the internet; the ‘dream cast’ for a of this stunning 2D Goliath. There’s good reason too, as Atlantis: The Lost Empire offers a unique premise, varied and well-aged, stunning visuals. Sadly buried under the box office weight of a certain onion layered Ogre, many fans count Atlantis: The Lost Empire as an underrated work of maritime magic. like Milo, Kida, and heck, even the side players; Mole, Vinny and Joshua beg to be bought to the big screen.
With the right cast and an MCU sized budget, a of Atlantis could be Keanu Reeves levels of breath-taking.
Another unfortunate victim of box office decimation, this epic space opera was suffocated by the combined might of Harry Potter, James Bond, and err, Santa Claus. However, the elements were there for an excellent, radical adaptation of the Louis Stevenson . It just never quite materialized.
Few deny this ‘s stunning visual aesthetic, which in the vein of Atlantis, could be given new life via a considered blend of practical effects and CGI, a lá a modern Star Wars . This enchanting gem’s creativity and inspired mythological twists needn’t go to waste, as it seems mad to not give the awesome of Jim and John Silver another stab at the big screen, in a .
The Rescuers (Down Under, probably.)
Ok, so we’ve got two options here. Either a straight of 1990’s seminal sequel The Rescuers Down Under, OR a third , following on from it. While the original Rescuers retains a quaint, Early charm, its immensely delayed follow-up is in a much better position for a .
The beauty of the ongoing work of main that not only acknowledges the original , but continues it? What a fresh concept for the to consider. Bernard and Miss Bianca is that they can pick up wherever, so the awe-inspiring skyline of Australia makes far more sense as a jumping off point for a new series. With that said, wouldn’t it be neat to see a
The rescuers are said to look after many troubled children across the globe, so why not open with an older Bernard and Miss Bianca, happily married and assisting a current generation kid with current generation issues? At any rate, this , The , , and . is one of ’s most undervalued, and one much worthier of attention than their array of already ground-breaking big hitters like The