Originally released: 1941 Current status: Even though the plot for Tim Burton's adaptation hasn't been revealed, sources say that the new version will expand on the circus aspect of the story. Cast:Will Smith is in early talks to play a dad who works at the circus.
#2 The Lion King
Originally released: 1994 Current status: Disney announced the reboot in September. We don't have many details, but we do know Jon Favreau is directing. Stay tuned for a release date! Cast: Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
#3 The Little Mermaid
Originally released: 1989 Current status: Disney is reportedly in the early stages of making a live-action version of Ariel and co. that will have no connection to the project in development with Chloë Grace Moretz, which is moving forward with a different studio. No one has been cast yet, but Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed on as a producer and co-songwriter for the movie alongside the animated classic's original songwriter, Alan Menken. Cast: As of now, no one is attached to the movie.
#4 Mary Poppins
Originally released: 1964 Current status:Disney announced that a sequel to the original classic is in the works, with Rob Marshall directing. As of now, the release date has been set for Dec. 25, 2018. Cast: Emily Blunt will play Mary Poppins, and Hamilton creator Lin Manuel-Miranda will star as Jack, a lamplighter who is presumably an updated version of Dick Van Dyke's chimney sweep Bert. Meryl Streep and Ben Whishaw will also join.
#5 Cruella De Vil
Originally released: 1961 Current status: Disney's upcoming film about the #1 enemy of dalmations everywhere, Cruella, will be an origin story about the iconic villain, and will supposedly be released sometime in the next three years Cast: The Hollywood Reporter revealed Emma Stone has been locked down for the role.