Cruella Is Repeating Disney’s Biggest Live-Action Villain Mistake


Cruella Updates: The first trailer for Cruella offers a preview of the movie’s tone, but that also reveals that a major live-action villain flaw is being replicated by Disney.

The very first Disney’s Cruella trailer is out now, The very first trailer for Disney’s Cruella is out now, and it reveals that such live-action villain flaw is being replicated by the studio.

In recent years, the film industry has seen several live-action adaptations of animated films, and although some have won the praise of the public, as was the case with Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin, some have not done as anticipated. Yet, these setbacks have not prevented Disney from making further adaptations of its animated classics for live-action, and Cruella is another one in the queue.

Cruella: Disney’s Biggest Mistake

Cruella is inspired by the role of Cruella de Vil from the year 1956 Dodie Smith’s novel The Hundred and One Dalmations, directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya), who made her animation appearance in the year 1961 Disney film One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

This, although, isn’t even the first live-action version of Cruella, since she was performed in the 1996 live-action remake as well as its sequel done by Glenn Close.


Cruella will send us back to the 1970s to watch Estella de Vil (Emma Stone), a teenage fashion designer after she becomes fascinated with the skins of dogs before she becomes the vicious and frightening Cruella that almost everyone knows.

The trailer gives the viewers a preview of the film’s tone and style, but it also reveals that Disney tries to replicate its villain’s live-action mistakes.

As before Maleficent arrived, with Angelina Jolie portraying the title role, Cruella de Vil isn’t even the first favorite Disney villain to have her own live-action film.

Maleficent discussed the background of the villain and introduced her as a caring people fairy who, after being tricked by the love of her life, King Stefan, changed cruelly.

While her plot to curse Aurora continued, she ended up trying to redeem herself and rescuing the beautiful princess, being the reverse of just what her previous version must have been like. Disney, then, in its live-action series, has humanized its villains, and the movie is taking that route.

Of course, throughout her history, there is also the chance of the movie holding true to the sinister essence of the character and not trying to defend her actions, and for now, this is what the trailer is saying.

Cruella de Vil is now one of Disney’s biggest famous villains, and therefore, whether it tries to humanize her, no matter how enjoyable the film, in general, could be, Disney might be attracting much more backlash about how it has treated its live-action films.

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