Disney has been hitting it big with their live-action remakes lately and now With box office hits like the recent release of “Lion King” and “Aladdin”, which both grossed close to a billion dollars at the box office. Disney is scrambling to make more live-action hits of old favorites. One childhood masterpiece they are developing is “Robin Hood.”
Released in 1973, it is still a favorite among many. A colorful musical story, that has characters from the forest brought to life. With iconic songs like “Oo de lally” and some of your favorite cast in animal form, this movie is a classic for a reason. I remember seeing Robin Hood the fox outsmarting rhino guards with his buddy little john the bear, ever since I was little. A personal favorite of mine, I would watch this movie until the VCR ate the tape. If you don’t know what that means, I am probably a boomer to you.
According to THR, Disney’s Robin Hood remake is currently being developed as a Disney+ exclusive. Kari Granlund, who also wrote the streaming service’s live-action Lady and the Tramp, is working on the script, with music video director Carlos López Estrada attached to head the project.
Disney has started edging more people towards their streaming service, with their straight to site content. With movies being released directly to Disney+, like Mulan and Onward. Live-action remakes are also being routed to our living rooms. The same urgency to push “The Sword and the Stone” live-action remake, seems to be the same for “Robin Hood”.
With the stay-at-home orders for the quarantine, it seems like Disney is trying to make more and more content for us. Now that people are staying at home and viewing their televisions at an all-time high. This is the time for artists to start creating new and interesting series for us to enjoy.
Let’s all hope that they are making quality entertainment for us and not just trying to cash in on everyone staying in their pajamas 24/7. Either way, I for one am very excited to see one of my childhood memories coming back to life on the big screen in a new way. Oo De Lally!