After the smash successes of Cinderella and Maleficent ($542 million and $758 million worldwide grosses, respectively), another live-action reboot of a beloved Disney cartoon is a no-brainer. Case in point: Mouse House is ALSO whipping up stand-alone updates to characters from 101 Dalmatians, The Little Mermaid, Dumbo, Mulan, Pinocchio, Winnie-the-Pooh, The Sword and the Stone, Cinderella's Prince Charming, and Fantasia. Is nothing sacred??
Hey, at least Favreau seems pretty "hakuna matata" about the challenge: