So, I have issues with Naomi Scott’s statement here. As you know, I’ve never been a supporter of these live-action remakes, from a principle standpoint. Not because they’re cash grabs or “ruining my childhood”, etc. but I’ve not been a fan of remaking these films via changing the medium in an effort to deem a film more “worthy” of being a film, in this case, making films that were animated to live-action.

And as you know I come from an animation fandom background and the idea that something being animated is somewhat lesser than if done in live-action with live-action is a pretty prevalent viewpoint that we in the animation community try our best to educate people about.

And with the previous remakes, we’ve seen statements such as some by Bill Condon in reference to his BATB film where it seems to suggest the same thing: that making the film “live-action” seems to “correct” or “fix” certain aspects that were unable to be fixed or done in animation and therefore make the “live-action” film more of a worthy film.

And even here with Naomi Scott’s statement, “I love what Disney is doing at the moment with their princesses — going from animation to live-action and making those animated characters real human beings.”, it seems to suggest that only when a character is live-action can it be seen as a “real human being” and that the medium of animation cannot do the same, hence the need for this to be “live-action” to make it a more worthy film, even though both films are the same story just a different medium used to tell the story.

I know people have disagreed with me and that’s fine, but just wanted to be honest about my feelings and this is what they are. I’m not arrogant to say these live-action remakes are immediately trash just because they’re remakes; I do watch them and grade them as justly as I can for what they are. (I thought The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast were well-made films for what they were and I thought Maleficent and the Burton Alice in Wonderland films were a piece of trash for what they were). But again, in principle, I am not in favor of these “live-action” remakes for the reason I’ve mentioned above.

Phew, sorry for the long post, lol!