New Live-Action “Robin Hood” Remake in Development for Disney+

Oo-de-lally! With Disney seemingly remaking all of their classic films in live-action format, another one of its beloved animated features, Robin Hood, is reportedly getting the Lion King treatment.

The 1973 Robin Hood animated film featured all of the literary characters in anthropomorphic animal form, with the titular character being a fox. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is turning the animated classic into a live-action film with a musical twist. The animal characters will be computer-generated as they were in The Jungle Book and the Disney+ remake of Lady and the Tramp.

The live-action Robin Hood has director Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting) at the helm along with scriptwriter Kari Granlund, who wrote the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp for Disney+ last year, and Justin Springer (Tron Legacy, Dumbo) producing. No details on casting have been revealed, nor has a release date been announced.

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David North
David North
3 months ago

Photo-real ANIMATION. Photo-real.
There will be nothing “live-action” about this, unless they shoot actual trees, forests, lake and sky. You know, like they did not do (if reports are to be believed) for Favreau’s “Jungle Book” or “Lion King.”

No-de-lally
No-de-lally
3 months ago

Wasn’t the whole point of the animated one to take the classic story and add the whimsy, fun, and cleverness of animal characters in a cartoon fashion? This is a movie that could in theory use a bettering treatment but it doesn’t make any sense as live-action/cgi.

Can’t wait for the fully animated remake of Dinosaur.

Tim L
Tim L
3 months ago

Why not remake something like The Black Cauldron into live action instead? The problem with the animated version from 1985 was that they tried to simply the 5 books down to fit into 1 animated movie, basically they were trying copy what Ralph Bakshi did in 1978 when he simplified the 3 Lord of the Rings books down to 1 animated movie… instead of making 3 separate live action films for each book like Peter Jackson did with the Lord of the Rings. Not only was that a lot more popular but ended up winning an Oscar for best picture.… Read more »

David North
David North
3 months ago
Reply to  Tim L

About a decade ago, Guillermo Del Toro was developing for Disney an adaptation of Cauldron and the other books in the Chronicles of Prydain series, but I don’t think it’s in active development anymore. A shame.

Doug
Doug
3 months ago

One of my favorite cartoons. I wore out my old vhs of it when I was a kid.

Adiel Alfonso
Adiel Alfonso
3 months ago

Oh brother. All I could watch from The Lion King remake was The circle of life at the beginning, and it was painful. I’ll pass on this one. The only remake I’ve liked so far was Cinderella.

MaidMaria
MaidMaria
3 months ago

Robin Hood men in tights will still remain the best Robin Hood live action movie.

Eeva
Eeva
3 months ago

Is this true? Are you really really REALLY sure that they are making THAT Robin Hood, my chilhood’s first Robin hood into live-action? If so, I’m going nuts here.

Anastasia
Anastasia
3 months ago

Errol Flynn is the only human Robin Hood I accept. To be honest, I don’t think the movie realm needs another Robin Hood movie. There are plenty of live action Hoods to choose from already.

Than
Than
3 months ago

There’s already a million different versions of Robin Hood. We want Atlantis or Black Cauldron, something that could actually be redeemed with an updated version.