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Cartoons to Live Action Movies Original and Remake

From classic Disney movies, Harry Potter, Avengers and Anime recreated into a Live Action movies and series.
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With so many great movies, it’s hard to pick a favourite. But it gets even more complicated when you realize that some of your favourites are actually remakes of older films! This list is for anyone who loves watching cartoons and seeing their favourite characters come to life on the big screen.

The Little Mermaid Live Action

The Little Mermaid 1989 is a classic Disney film that has been loved by many generations to this day, and it was a huge success in theatres when it was released. It stars some of the most beloved voices in Hollywood, with characters like Sebastian the crab (John Goodman), Flounder (Gilbert Godfried), King Triton (Pat Morita) and Ursula (Pat Carroll). The musical score is composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, who also wrote songs for all of these other movies: Beauty and the Beast 1991 Aladdin 1992 The Lion King 1994 Hercules 1997 Mulan 1998 Enchanted 2007 Tangled 2010 A Christmas Carol 1992 Pocahontas 1995 Toy Story 1995 Hunchback 1996 Newsies 1992 Dumbo 1941 Pinocchio 1940 Fantasia 1940 Sleeping Beauty 1959 Cinderella 1950 Beauty & Beast 1991 A Bug’s Life 2015 Up 2009 Monsters Inc 2001.

Halle Bailey as Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Pinocchio Live Action

Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and was released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on February 23, 1940. The plot of the movie revolves around an old wood-carver named Geppetto who carves a wooden puppet named Pinocchio. The puppet is brought to life by a fairy, who informs him that he can become a real boy if he proves himself to be “brave, truthful and unselfish”.

Walt Disney had long desired to produce a feature-length animated film but had been prevented from doing so because of his exclusive contract with Hollywood Pictures – where he worked until 1937 as supervising producer. In 1938 he finally accepted an offer from RKO Radio Pictures’ David Hand to establish his own animation studio; however unlike Hollywood’s studios which were fine art oriented with artists working in isolation with little communication between them; Walt wanted his team to work together in one building so they could communicate their ideas freely without having them lost in translation or lost altogether due to busy schedules preventing people from getting together at meetings (which happened often!). This setup allowed for better collaboration between departments such as storyboards/conceptualization versus voice acting/specific character performances – something never done before!

The movie has been remade twice: first time by Disney itself in 1993 titled “Return To Neverland”; the second time by Warner Bros Animation titled “Pinnochio: A Tale Of Families.”

Cynthia Erivo as Blue Fairy from Pinocchio

Annie Remake

Annie is a timeless story about a young girl who wants to find her parents. It will always be relevant, no matter what time period it’s set in or which social issues are addressed by the characters. The new Annie 1984 remake stays true to the original story while updating it for modern audiences.

Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie from Annie

Full Metal Alchemist Live Action

Fullmetal Alchemist is a 2017 Japanese scientific fiction action film directed by Fumihiko Sori and starring Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, and Dean Fujioka. It is based on Hiromu Arakawa’s manga series of the same name and covers the first four volumes of the original storyline.

Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist

Death Note Live Action

Death Note is a 2017 American supernatural criminal thriller film partially based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Japanese manga of the same name. Adam Wingard directed the film, which was written by Charles and Vlas Parlapanides, as well as Jeremy Slater. The film stars Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Paul Nakauchi, Jason Liles, and Willem Dafoe, and tells the story of an American high school student named Light Turner (played by Wolff), who discovers a mysterious supernatural notebook known as the “Death Note,” which can kill anyone whose name is written in its pages, and uses it to murder criminals, while a secretive detective only known as L.

LaKeith Stanfield as L from Death Note
Nat Wolff as Light Yagami from Death Note

Ghost in the Shell Live Action

Ghost in the Shell is a 2017 science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, and Ehren Kruger that is based on Masamune Shirow’s manga of the same name. Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbaek, Chin Han, and Juliette Binoche feature in the film. The plot follows the Major (Johansson), a cyborg supersoldier who examines her past in the near future when the border between humans and robots is blurring.

Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell

Thor Live Action

The Thor film series consists of four films (so far) based in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, and Thor: Love and Thunder. Chris Hemsworth plays Thor, Tom Hiddleston plays Loki, and Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster.

Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie from Thor


Spider-Man is a reboot of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 16th film (MCU). Jon Watts directed the picture, which was based on a script by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Watts and Christopher Ford, and Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Along with Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland plays Peter Parker / Spider-Man. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker juggles high school and being Spider-Man while confronting the Vulture (Keaton).

Zendaya as MJ from Spider-Man

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the fourteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, produced by Marvel Studios and released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One from Doctor Strange

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a 2016 British two-part play written by Jack Thorne based on an original plot by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Thorne. The play’s previews began on June 7, 2016, at the Palace Theatre in London, and it premiered on July 30, 2016.

Yanna McIntosh as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Cartoons to Live Action Movies Original and Remake

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