Disney to re-cast some of the franchises' most popular characters in an attempt to reach out to a viewer base
WCNN - Lifestyle and Entertainment Corespondent
August 19, 2014
Disney, who has always targeted a younger demographic with it's classic brands such as Snow White, Cinderella, and The Lion King, have brought consistent and lasting profits to the organization. Disney has lasting followers like no other brand, and couple that with their television networks and affiliate companies - Disney is a power-house in the business of story telling.
Many critics are left scratching their heads that Disney, instead of leading the trend, is following Marvel.
"We understand that the world is changing, that America is changing, and although our classics will remain, we thought we would try and expand our imaginations and see things in a new light." Zenia Mucha, Global Communications Officer for Disney offered at the announcement. "We want our current fans to love the old characters and embrace the new once equally as we target these new markets."
1. Snow White
"Fat-shaming has become an issue in recent years, and Disney wants to tell every girl that they are pretty and wonderful no matter how they look." said Mucha. She added; "We have decided to re-cast snow white in both an animated version and live-shot format as a fatter, heavier, version of the famous maiden."
3. The Little Mermaid
I'm sure what you're about to see won't be a surprise. Aladdin too will be released as an animated movie only.