I have such mixed feelings about these Disney remakes. None of which I've actually seen yet, I should add.
I'm not opposed to the idea of movie remakes in general. Remakes can be great, and can even improve upon the original. Movies like Scarface (1983), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), and Ocean's 11 (2001) come to mind.
But animation is such a timeless medium, and Disney's animated movies in particular almost all have timeless stories and superb production values. Some of them have socially insensitive story elements that haven't aged well and could use updating (like the depiction of Native Americans in Peter Pan, or of African Americans in Dumbo), but that aside, most of these movies still stand up well, and it's difficult or impossible for a remake to fully recapture the magic of the original animation and vocal performances.
If I thought Disney were remaking these movies because they genuinely felt they could improve them or honor them, I might give them more leeway. But I don't think that's really their goal.
I think they're really doing it for two reasons.
First, because they're having a harder time marketing traditional animation to kids who are used to seeing modern computer animation, and they want to keep the money train rolling.
And second, because Disney is painfully aware that copyrights are not perpetual, and as the years tick by, their oldest animated classics get closer and closer to entering the public domain. But by remaking them and "replacing" those classics with the remade versions in the minds of a newer generation, they can ensure that even if, someday, the original Disney Cinderella or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or Dumbo enters the public domain, newer generations won't think of those movies as the real Disney classics. Instead they'll remember the remakes from their childhood, and they'll buy those remakes for their kids.
So yeah. Mixed feelings. I'm not angry about it or anything, but I'm not thrilled about the remakes either.
That said, if Universal ever tries to remake Back to the Future, I will set things on fire. 🔥