Disney is still all about animation, but they plan on continuing to cash in on live-action remakes – and Beauty and the Beast is next.
Following the $170 worldwide box office gross earned by Maleficent, Disney would be foolish not to continue its trend of live-action features. Oz the Great and Powerful, Alice in Wonderland, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe were all successful for Disney Pictures.
The animated Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991. It went on to gross $218 million domestic and another $200 million worldwide. It was nominated for six Oscars and won for Original Song and Original Score.