It’s hard to think of Disney movies that don’t have sequels. There’s a Little Mermaid sequel, two Cinderella sequels, a second Brother Bear, another installment of Lady & the Tramp, and tale two of Peter Pan. Sure, we were all curious about what happened to the characters in these beloved films, but did we really need another two hour feature film?
In doing some research for this post, I actually found an article called “7 Disney Sequels that are Actually Watchable” from the New York Post. With that said, it’s no secret that some don’t think that Disney magic transfers into movie number two. Yet, Disney continues to make more and more films based on its previous ones.
There’s a reason that Harry Potter is one of the only series that has seven books in it. There’s only so much character development and plot twists that are bearable to watch. With the static characters that Disney is famous for, it’s hard to keep making films with the same personalities. Evil villains can’t turn into saints and heroes or princesses aren’t going to become wicked. Can you imagine Ariel becoming an evil mermaid or Ursula being named the saintly godmother of Ariel’s daughter? It just wouldn’t make sense.
Also, a fourth installment of Toy Story is set to arrive in theatres in 2017. When I heard the news, I was actually kind of shocked. First of all, there have already been three movies following toys that can talk, and second, the story was kind of wrapped up in Toy Story 3. After all, the toys aren’t even living with the infamous Andy anymore.
Despite my opinion, Disney is planning to continue releasing sequels to its classic movies, but I will continue to protest the ruining of a nice one-and-done story. What do you think? Is there a number of sequels that is too many, or do you like seeing more and more of characters? Happy kommenting :)