Before Disney decided to remake animated movies as official "Live Actions", they made a few movies based on classics that I adore.
Here are some of my favorite Disney films with real humans!
Hook - 1991
Based on the story of Peter Pan, this film was well before it's time. The whimsy and innocence of Hook is something that has shaped the person I am today. Robin Williams has a very special place in my heart and his role as Pan made me fall in love with him even more. The character he plays is someone I can relate to as an adult. I got very wrapped up in the corporate world and had two cells phones running conference calls and dispatches at all times. It took me some time to discover my magic again. I feel like I've finally learned to Crow. "To live... to live would be an awfully big adventure." - The Pan
101 Dalmatians - 1996
That one time I was a blonde kind of... The fabulous Glenn Close was the perfect Cruella DeVil. Her demeanor and mannerisms are the exact way I would envision Cruella to be in real life. With unmatched grace and villainous poise, Glenn Close inspired me to unleash my inner fashionista. Wearing my favorite animal print and Faux Fur I embody her elegantly evil vibes.
Tower of Terror - 1997
This mysterious film seems to elude us all. Sometimes it is available for purchase on obscure platforms, and I heard that at one point you could purchase it at the park after riding the Tower of Terror ride at Disney. Not sure why it's not readily available to us, but it does kind of add to the mystery of it all. After all, they didn't really want to be famous, they just wanted to go to the party. If you ever get a chance to see it, I highly recommend giving the Tower of Terror film a watch. Fun Fact: Uncle Buzzy was my first real "man crush".
The only "Live Action" they've made recently that I truly enjoyed was Dumbo. Of course, to be fair, anything by Tim Burton will have a spot in my film library. This film was an unexpected treat! The star studded cast included some of my all time favorites, Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, and Danny DeVito. The new set of "Live Actions" have all paled in comparison.
That's just my two cents.