Peter Pan & Wendy Blows Disney’s Live-Action Remake Record Amid The Little Mermaid’s Premiere

On the brink of Disney releasing yet another live-action remake, The Little Mermaid, their most recent Peter Pan & Wendy is not doing well on the streamer.

Released on April 28 on the streamer, Peter Pan & Wendy is another remake of the classic 1953 Disney animated film, Peter Pan.

The live remake, as of writing, has the worst Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 13 percent, which is 15 percent worse than the live-action remake of Pinocchio back in 2022.

As of April 2023, the top three Disney live-remakes are 2021’s Cruella (97%), 2019’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (95%) and 2019’s Aladdin (94%).

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Seeing as Disney’s CFO and CEO have recently confirmed they will be reducing their content off their streaming service, all the while producing less after, it is clear that the company should pick their next strategy wisely.

Considering that the idea of remaking old childhood favorites into live-action for cash grabs is too old of a tale, new original films should replace their upcoming plans.

Apart from the arriving The Little Mermaid, Disney is set to make live-action remakes of Moana and Lilo & Stitch, as well.

RELATED: The Little Mermaid Deemed ‘The Best Disney Live-Action To Date’ Despite Initial Criticisms

Fans have been trying to grab the attention of Walt Disney to stop remaking and recycling old films and make new ones, especially since the company is also planning on making a Frozen threequel, Toy Story 5, and Zootopia 2.

While it remains to be seen where Disney Plus stands amid their budgeting cuts, the next remakes should be something worth investing in.

The Little Mermaid may have faced limitless backlash ahead of its release, but things have been turning around for those mixed reviews as they uncover their first looks and sneak peeks of the film.

Will the Halle Bailey-led remake succeed and surpass Cruella’s record and reclaim Disney’s rep again?

For now, Peter Pan & Wendy is still available to stream on Disney+, while The Little Mermaid hits theaters on May 26.

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