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You've probably heard about the deluge of live-action Disney films headed our way in the coming years, but it takes seeing them listed all in one place to really visualize the sheer amount of magic that's on its way. That's where I come in.

Here's the complete list of all the classic Disney movies getting the Enchanted treatment (cartoon to live-action movie) and all of the details we know so far. Oh, and full disclosure: Pocahontas is sadly not one of the many movies on the list (though it may be following shortly).

1. The Jungle Book (2016)


Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito

Director: Jon Favreau

Favreau promises to combine the mythic quality of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale with the unmistakable personality of Walt Disney films.

2. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)


Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Matt Lucas

Director: James Bobin

Alice Through the Looking Glass will take us back to Wonderland for the further adventures of Alice, in which we will reunite with familiar characters and even meet some new ones—like the Mad Hatter's father.

3. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Director: Bill Condon

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ian McKellan, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will embody the tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast, with a standout supporting cast and new songs added to the old favorites.

4. Dumbo (TBD)

Director: Tim Burton

Now we get into the movies that have been announced, but not many details have been released. Ehren Kruger has written the script, and Dumbo will use a mix of CGI and live-action to bring the lovable flying elephant to life. PETA has called for Burton to change the ending, which sees the elephants staying in the circus.

5. Mulan (TBD)

Writers: Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek

This is probably the adaptation that has me the most excited, but sadly there are not many details about the project. Most of the write-ups about Mulan have been about concerns over white-washing the Chinese heroine, but no casting news has been published yet.

6. Tink (TBD)

Starring: Reese Witherspoon

Writer: Victoria Strouse

While major details are being kept safe in Pixie Hollow, we know that Reese will be playing Tinker Bell, and the story will most likely be similar to Maleficent in the sense that it's an unfamiliar side of a story we already know. Unlike most of the other movies on this list, Tink is being made on a relatively modest budget, so could that possibly mean less CGI?

7. Winnie the Pooh (TBD)

Writer: Alex Ross Perry

With the project still in development, the only thing we know so far about the live-action Winnie the Pooh is that it will follow an adult version of Christopher Robin. Could this potentially be in the same vein as Hook, with a grown-up remembering his childhood by visiting a magical land? I can definitely get behind that.

8. Chip 'n' Dale (TBD)


Writer: Robert Rugan

Chip and Dale make their big screen debut in this origin story that will use a combination of live-action and CGI to bring the adorable chipmunks to life. It'll be interesting to see how Chip 'n' Dale manages to differentiate itself from Alvin & the Chipmunks, another movie about famous rodents that used a similar formula.

9. Night on Bald Mountain (TBD)

Writers: Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless

One of Fantasia's most iconic scenes is getting a full-length, live-action remake. The "Night on Bald Mountain" segment featured Chernobog, the terrifying villain I always struggled to beat in Kingdom Hearts. Supposedly, this will be similar to Maleficent and offer the villain's point of view.

10. Genies (TBD)

Writers: Damian Shannon and Mark Swift

The comedy prequel to 1992's Aladdin will center on a genie trapped in Aladdin's lamp. Considering the title, I'd imagine we'll encounter more than just the blue genie that Robin Williams voiced in the animated original, but it's certainly going to be hard to fill his shoes. Genies may also lead the way to a live-action Aladdin remake.

11. Prince Charming (TBD)


Writer: Matt Fogel

Prince Charming will be a revisionist tale that features a handsome prince (we'll have to wait and see if he's one from a classic Disney story like Snow White or Cinderella), but it will follow his brother who lacks the same amount of charm.

12. Sword in the Stone (TBD)

Writer: Bryan Cogman

Reimagining the animated tale that follows a young orphan named Arthur before he becomes the King of England, Cogman is still in the process of writing the script. Considering his past work on Game of Thrones, I'd imagine The Sword in the Stone will be true to the its medieval setting and stay pretty close to the legendary source material.

BONUS: The Little Mermaid (TBD)

Writer: Caroline Thompson

Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid is being adapted by Universal Pictures and Working Title Media, which is why I didn't want to include it in a list of Disney properties. Sofia Coppola was supposed to direct, but she dropped out last month due to creative differences, and a replacement has not been announced.


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