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Though I’ve personally never understood the draw entirely, live-action Disney remakes are clearly making bank at the box office. The Jungle Book placed fifth in the top ten highest-grossing films of 2016, sandwiched between Deadpool and The Secret Lives of Pets, whereas Beauty and the Beast was the second highest-grossing movie of last year, inevitably losing the top spot to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Of course, the best of these movies, David Lowery‘s fantastic Pete’s Dragon, landed in 40th place for 2016’s highest-grossing list, landing in the same fiscal terrain as Tate Taylor‘s dreadful adaptation of The Girl on the Train. Still, Lowery’s film made back its money and the studio could even weather an outright dud with the amount of money the other two brought in.
Now, eyes are turning toward Jon Favreau‘s upcoming remake of The Lion King, set for release in 2019, and yesterday brought news that could shake up potential filmgoers. According to The Sun, theater legend Tim Rice, who working on the soundtrack for the animated original, has revealed that only four of the songs from the original soundtrack will be included in the “live-action” version of the film. Rice said that “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?,” “Hakuna Matata,” “I Just...
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