It seems Disney will continue turning Disney animated films into live-actions. With Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book already out and Beauty & The Beast, Mulan and Dumbo on its way, it’s fair to say they probably won’t stop anytime soon. So I decided to try my hand at fan-casting the rest of Disney’s animated films! (Or at least, as many as I can possible)
You can see that I didn’t include Snow White and the Hunstman/Mirror Mirror as one was released by Universal Pictures and the other Relativity Media. So we could probably see another Snow White live-action occurring with Disney..so let’s get to fan casting!
(Just so you know, here are the Disney live-actions currently in the works – Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Tink, Mulan)
BIG UPDATE Jan 2017 – I finished Part 2 for the Disney Live-Action fan-cast, which means I have split older and newer movies into two lists so it isn’t in one long post.
SNOW WHITE LIVE-ACTION
So these are some actresses I think could pull off Snow White. It was a bit diffcult finding someone who is dainty and can (possibly) sing. As you probably already noticed, a few of these actresses would need a wig and possibly colored contacts…But otherwise I think each can pull off the role. I would’ve made edits for each actress so you could see what they would look like as Snow but that’s quite time consuming…so I’ll let you do the imagining.
The Prince (or Prince Florian) is a bit hard to fan cast since there is no official age of the character. He seems to be older than Snow, so I put the minimum age as 16. But he also seems to be the youngest of the Princes, I could be wrong but that’s what it seems like. Maybe Disney will find someone better because honestly this is probably the worst character I’ve had to fan cast…Ugh. If you have any more ideas than I have, write it in in the other option of the poll!
Although Charlize was already the Evil Queen in Kristen Stewart’s Snow White, I thought I’d put her on here because I think she did a fine job. I wouldn’t mind seeing her play the role again at all! The rest of these actresses can definitely pull off the role of the Evil Queen. Take Olivia for instance, she was shot as the Evil Queen as part of those Dream Portrait shoots – and she looks great! So vote who you see as the Evil Queen of Snow White!
PETER PAN LIVE-ACTION
Peter Pan was easy/tough casting. He doesn’t age, but his looks seem to match someone who is either a young teenager or about to be a teenager. Or they age him up and he is a teen. I don’t know. But I looked for younger actors and ones who looked…nimble? Something like that…Anyways, vote in the poll your pick!
The first step in finding actresses for Wendy was definitely age. The actresses should definitely be younger than 16, 15 I think is the best age for the character but I had to work with finding good actresses who can sing a bit. Wendy isn’t quite known for singing so who knows if she actually will sing in a live-action. But these are the actresses I was able to find that somewhat matched Wendy. Let me know in the poll who you could see as her!
*UPDATE – The cut off age I’ve set for 20 for now. Georgie Henley has been removed.*
UPDATE May 22, 2015 – Reese Witherspoon has been cast as Tinkerbell in the Disney Live-Action “Tink.”
The poll has been removed, but this was the result – Annasophia Robb, Juno Temple, Mae Whitman, & Sami Gayle tied for 1.
There are many actors I think could play Captain Hook, but these are the ones I narrowed it down to. If I am missing anyone, let me know in the comments!
THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE-ACTION
Major update on the Ariel fan-cast. Took out a couple (who were very low in votes) and added a few new actors. I was able to find more actresses, who can also sing, and meet the age-range requirement for the character. Let me know if I did miss someone, otherwise, please vote who you would pick!
Eric is the only Disney Prince to not sing (at least in the first film). So I was not too concerned with vocal abilities in this fan-cast. I mainly looked at age and acting ability. I know a lot of fans favorite is Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer but they are both too old, in my opinion, for the role. So vote in the poll who you would pick!
I’ve noticed some fan-casts looking specifically for actresses who are “big,” but in my opinion, that shouldn’t matter because a lot of Ursula is going to be CG already. So I looked for actresses who can sing and act and pull off Ursula’s attitude. Let me know if I missed anyone!
Aladdin’s casting was another difficult one mainly because of singing ability. If needed, someone could dub the actor’s voice but I’d really prefer the actual actor to sing. Anyways, vote in the poll or let me know of your own idea!
Not going to lie, finding actresses for Jasmine was tough. I wanted to not white-wash the role and actually find characters of her ethnicity (or at least close to…). I ran into a lot of actresses who were too old (ex. fan favorite Freida Pinto). But I think I ended up with some good ideas! I don’t know if all of them can sing, but they’re all actresses at least!
Again, I looked at other’s fan-cast ideas as well as added my own. Let me know in the comments if I missed anyone!
I keep seeing Shay Mitchell and Naya Rivera for Pocahontas on fan-cast things but I don’t agree with either of those. I tried my best to find actresses who are actually Native American or at least part Native American. I think each of them could pull off the role well – who do you see as Pocahontas?
John Smith! I don’t care what history says…Haha. Anyways, John wasn’t too difficult to cast. He needs to be dreamy for sure…and be able to pull off longer hair. So I looked at fan picks and came up with some of my own for this character. Let me know who you would pick!
One thing is for sure, they will need to do what Captain America did, (before Steve was injected with roids to after). It would probably be better to look for someone who is already pretty big or at least someone who is willing to get big (and probably fast). So you’re probably wondering, why Tom? Well he looks the perfect before Hercules-transformation, he just needs to bulk up for the after. And I have a feeling he might actually do that because he did try out for the role of Thor first, not Loki.
Meg was another character I had trouble finding actresses for. I tried to look for Greek actresses but that was impossible. So I tried to fit her age range, which I would think is 18-early 20s, and a distinctive voice in actresses. What I mean by this is Meg has a bit of a raspy voice compared to other Disney female leads. So I looked for actresses who can/has a unique voice. I’m not sure how many of these actresses can sing, but I tried my best. I felt I should note that Demy is a Greek singer, but I don’t know if she’s done any acting. Vote who you see as Megara!
Mulan was difficult fan casting as it was hard finding actresses who either fit the age range or can actually sing. I’m sure I am missing a ton of actresses (and if I am, let me know), but I tried to search good actresses…Anyways, vote in the poll who you want as Mulan! I imagine soon we’ll be hearing casting announcements for the live-action Mulan!
It was difficult to find fan-casts for Shang but I tried my best. I’ll update this when I can find more.
I finally have Tarzan up! Let me know if I missed anyone! Yes, there is a live-action Tarzan coming but it’s NOT Disney. It stars Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie, coming from Warner Brothers, and I imagine Disney will attempt there own version at some point.
I wanted an actress who could be sophisticated as Jane and of course pull off a British accent. I tried to only cast British actresses who fit the age range (maybe 20-30). I know there are probably many more I am missing, but vote who you see as Jane!
*Side note: Yes, there’s a live-action Tarzan coming with Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan and Margot Robbie as Jane but it is NOT Disney produced. (Think Snow White & The Huntsman)
I think they should just bring back the voice actors for these two, Lance Henriksen and Glenn Close. They did a great job and I’m going to assume the characters would be CGI in a live-action film…What do you think?
So, that’s it for now! I will definitely update this now and then. As you may have noticed, I have not completed the male casting or villain casting…if you have ideas, let me know NOW before I make them! If you have added suggestions for any casting, please just enter it in the other option of the poll of whichever character!
Which movie should I add next?
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