In this image released by Disney, Shere Khan the tiger, voiced by Idris Elba, appears in a scene from, "The Jungle Book." (Disney via AP)
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Disney's production line for the coming years will see the company doubling down on a strategy of dusting off animated classics for live-action remakes or reboots that has so far netted more than $2 billion.Even casual moviegoers will have spotted that Disney's back catalogue of fairy tales has been raided in recent years for moneyspinners like "Alice in Wonderland, "Cinderella" and "Maleficent," which made a combined $2.5 billion.The film's director Jon Favreau, who was also at the helm for two of the "Iron Man" movies, told AFP that modern-day Disney was merely following what the likes of its co-founder Walt Disney and "Star Wars" director George Lucas had always done."Looking Glass" director James Bobin made two hit "Muppets" live-action movies for Disney and is the co-creator of spoof characters Ali G, Borat and Bruno with British comic Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in the new "Alice" movie.The film isn't strictly a remake as Disney never produced a standalone animated version of the second of Lewis Carroll's "Wonderland" books, "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There".
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