Wat je van beren leren kan
Disney has always had a keen sense of how to exploit their legacy. No other company was better at creating a sense of urgency and scarcity surrounding their releases. I remember in the nineties how every one of their VHS tapes was accompanied by a ‘for the first time ever’ seal of quality. It made them desirable. Perhaps enough years have passed now for the kids from that time to be today’s creators, and usher in a new era: one where Disney’s animated classics are remade into live action films filled with digital wonders. With a bit of fudging you could count Maleficent (Robert Stromberg, 2014) as the first, remaking Sleeping Beauty (Clyde Geromini, 1959), but for all intents and purposes, The Jungle Book is the herald of things to come.