Disney’s recent announcement that they will be remaking Moana in live-action has sparked confusion and frustration among fans.
Originally released in 2016, the animated musical followed the story of Moana, a young girl on a quest to save her people from a blight that threatened their island. Along the way, she explores and celebrates Polynesian culture, embarking on a perilous journey to return the heart of Te Fiti to its sacred home.
Dwayne Johnson, who provided the voice for the character Maui in the original film, surprised fans with the news of the live-action remake.
Many fans have taken to social media to express their confusion over why Disney has chosen to remake such a recent film in live-action. There has been a mixed reaction to the announcement, with some fans expressing excitement while others feel that a live-action remake is unnecessary. Check out some of the reactions from fans below:
Why Fans Are Not Happy With This Remake?
Disney has been remaking its classic animated movies in live-action form, often with the help of computer-generated effects, and even creating spinoff films based on characters from their existing properties. Among the movies that have received this treatment are Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King, to name just a few
However, fans of the 2016 animated film Moana have expressed confusion and concern upon knowing that Disney is planning to remake it in live-action form, despite the fact that the original movie is only seven years old and still very popular.
The new Moana movie will feature all of the original characters, including Dwayne Johnson reprising his role as Maui. However, the actor has referred to the film as a “reimagining,” which suggests that there may be significant changes made to the story.
Given that previous remakes have generally followed their source material quite closely, it remains to be seen just how different this new version of Moana will be. At this point, no further details about the film have been released, so fans will have to wait for more information to come out.