- California Doubling: Most of the live-action remakes have been shot in the U.K., where none of them take place unless you count Christopher Robin or Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland as part of the franchise. This includes Dumbo, making it a U.S. production that uses the U.K. to double for the U.S.
- Cash Cow Franchise: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King have grossed over $1 billion each at the worldwide box office* , and The Jungle Book ended up pretty close. Maleficent was big enough of a hit (over $750 million) to warrant a sequel. Even with the other films being modest-to-OK grossers and some releases going straight-to-streaming on Disney+ (and probably a lot more of them in the future due to the COVID-19 Pandemic), the trend shows no sign of stopping and has become a flagship film franchise in its own right for Disney alongside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, the Animated Canon and Pixar.
- Disowned Adaptation: Dean DeBlois is not pleased with Disney's decision to remake their animated films, especially his and Chris Sanders's Lilo & Stitch, saying that it "suggests the animated version of it is lesser". He even stated that he knows that Disney can take risks, yet is bothered that they're choosing not to.
- Fake Nationality:
- The whole British cast of Beauty and the Beast (2017), playing Frenchmen and women.
- The half-European, half-Indian Naomi Scott to play the Middle-Eastern princess Jasmine, although it's mitigated by the character's mother coming from an India-inspired country.
- British Lily James as French Cinderella.
- The whole American/Scottish cast of Maleficent, most notably Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning as Maleficent and Aurora, who are French, while giving them British accents.
- Role Reprise: Chris Sanders will reprise his role as the voice of Stitch in the Lilo & Stitch remake.
- Self-Adaptation: The films are (mostly) live-action remakes of hit Disney animated films by Walt Disney Pictures.
- Sequel Gap: All franchises in the series are hit with this, due to how long it's been since the Disneytoon Studios days. The shortest gap is the seven years between Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams and Maleficent. If direct-to-video spin-offs don't count, then the shortest gap is the 22 years between the 1998 and 2020 versions of Mulan. The longest gap is the 78 years between the 1941 and 2019 versions of Dumbo, which never had any direct-to-video spin-offs.
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