Originally posted on the soy-site.
You know the DUMBEST thing about these crappy remakes? They could've actually made them more in-line with the culture they originated from. Like Beauty and the Beast having more French culture and French music in the remake, The Lion King actually being more like Kimba the White Lion and having more Kenyan culture in the music and voice acting, the upcoming Hercules remake actually having more (PG, family friendly) Greek culture and music in it, and The Little Mermaid having more Danish culture and music in the remake. (Although people are trying to retcon the past and now say, because they race-swapped Ariel, The Little Mermaid was "always set in the Caribbean," which is not only BS, but Hailey Berry isn't even Caribbean, she's a Black American, so it's double BS.)
The only one they even attempted this for, was Mulan, and they turned into a clone of Captain Marvel made to suck China's balls before they realized China doesn't actually pay-up. And they really fucked up with Aladdin, because they tried to change Iran (which is what Agrabah is actually based on) into India, which I imagine, would be super-offensive if I were actually from that part of the world. "Eh, they're all just brown people! Who's gonna notice?!" Ironically, Aladdin was the least shitty of the live-action remakes and that was still a 5/10 at best. The Jungle Book would probably be the second best live-action remake, and a chance to highlight some actual Indian culture, but the movie itself was bland, boring, and paint-by-numbers, which still makes it better than almost every other live-action remake. Still, they could've made an amazing Indian Jungle Book, and not even had to devolve into Bollywood musicals in the most stereotypically racist and cliché Hollywood way imaginable.
But of course, to actually make more "culturally accurate" remakes that add a new twist on the classic movies, you'd need to not be a bigoted wokester who hates all white people, as well as actually having a minimal amount of talent and creativity. And these remakes were made in the most cynical, cash-grabby way possible, so why would we expect quality from them, let alone historical accuracy? We're living in an age where "We Wuz Kangs" is no longer a meme and the same woke assholes who complain about "cultural appropriation" are literally trying to steal Egyptian culture because they're insecure losers who feel like they need Cleopatra to be a nappy-haired black American woman, for some reason.
Just sayin'... There was a good way to actually remake the Disney Renaissance classic animated movies. They just chose to take the worst possible route in doing so.
Anyway, here's a quick chart to show how this could've gone down.