Friday, February 13, 2009

Dream Disney Remakes

Honor Hunter over at Blue Sky Disney posted about what movies he'd like to see Disney remake. That got me thinking about what I want to see Disney remake. I already commented in said post, but here's what movies I'd like to see from Disney.

1. Xanadu
This has been on mind quite a while since I saw Disney's "Hercules". I'm a fan of Xanadu (the movie with Olivia Newton-John, not the Broadway show) and figured "Why not use the muses from 'Hercules' in this film?" As for casting the leads, I'd pick Monique Coleman from "High School Musical" as Kira/Terpsichore, Orlando Brown from "That's So Raven" as Sonny Malone, and Nathan Lane as Danny McGuire. (I like "High School Musical" even though I'm an adult. ...still living with my mother.)

2. Babes in Toyland
I recently got the idea of Mickey Mouse and his friends in this remake of Walt Disney's musical. Here's the cast list:
Mickey Mouse as Tom, the Piper's Son
Minnie Mouse as Mary, Quite Contrary
Donald Duck as Jack Be Nimble
Daisy Duck as Little Bo Peep (she dresses as Bo Peep in some episodes of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse")
Goofy as Simple Simon
Huey, Dewey, and Louie (Donald's nephews) as Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Pete (Mickey's nemesis) as Barnaby, the Crooked Man (or should I say, Crooked Cat)
Scrooge McDuck (Donald's rich uncle from Duckburg) as the Toy Maker
Ludwig von Drake as Grumio, the Toy Maker's assistant
J. Worthingthon Foulfellow (from Walt Disney's "Pinocchio") as Gonzorgo
Gideon (also from "Pinocchio") as Roderigo
Since Huey, Dewey, and Louie are the only kids in the cast, this version allows them, as Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, to look for the sheep for Little Bo Peep. So, Daisy, who plays Bo Peep, has a minor role as does Donald, who plays Jack Be Nimble. The two stay behind in case the kids come back from the Forest of No Return. However, Goofy, who plays Simple Simon, joins Tom and Mary, a.k.a. Mickey and Minnie on the search for the kids and from there, help out in the toy factory in Toyland. (Well, Goofy is my favorite classic Disney character. How could I not include him in this remake at all?)

Of course, these are just my ideas. What do you think, though? Leave a comment here sometime and let me know if these are good ideas for remakes. 'Kay?