the rescuers [gifs]

Okay so in light of the Jungle Book’s success, we know Disney is thinking of remaking the Lion King in a similar way. Tbh to pull that off it would have to be really good since the Lion King isn’t really a story that…needs retelling.

But you know a Disney animal story that could benefit from a CGI/live-action reboot?

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Things to consider (or re-consider):

  • The Rescuers themselves (Bernard and Bianca) aren’t in it. Neither is their whole subplot. The main plot/relationship of the movie is that of Cody and the eagle.
  • With no ‘Rescuers’ in the film, the title is made clear to refer to Cody and the eagle themselves. There are scenes early on with Cody rescuing various animals for dangerous situations, and then he later rescues the eagle from the trap. The eagle then rescues the boy from falling from the cliff, but also later saves him directly from the poacher during the film’s climax
  • Cody is Aboriginal Australian
  • Hyper-realistic CGI on Marahute (the eagle), the backgrounds, and all the animal characters.
  • A CGI version of Marahute’s flight scene
  • More time can be spent developing existing and new characters; more scenes with the animals around Cody’s home, Cody’s relationship with his mother, the background of the captured animals in the poacher’s den, McLeach and Joana’s backstory, etc
  • Lots of pretty Australia shots 
  • CGI talking Koalas, Kangaroos, Kookaburras, Tasmanian Devils, Emus, Wallabies, Snakes, Echidnas, etc
  • Marahute is clearly stated and re-designed to be the last remaining Haast’s Eagle, and the movie contains a very clear anti-extinction/pro-conservation message
  • CGI Joana
  • The chance for Disney to expand on a story that did poorly at the box office but might fare better with certain aspects of the story removed and others expanded upon
  • A CGI version of Marahute’s flight scene