The Popcorn Champs The Popcorn Champs looks back at the highest grossing movie in America from every year since 1960. In tracing the evolution of blockbuster cinema, maybe we can answer a question Hollywood has been asking itself for more than a century: What do people want to see? If you scroll down far enough on the Disney+ home page, the streaming service's algorithm will probably give you the carousel of what it calls "Reimagined Classics." There, you will find a disorienting jumble of reheated ideas. All the studio's recent live-action remakes, blockbuster takes on movies that were already blockbusters, are in there. There's also a Turner & Hooch TV show . There's the 1996 101 Dalmations , with Glenn Close, as well as its sequel. There's Tim Burton's stop-motion feature version of his old Frankenweenie short. Garfield is there, for some reason. The Lindsay Lohan versions of The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday are there, too, as well as a 2018 Disney Channel musical re-reimagining of Freaky Friday . Advertisement The mere existence of this little carousel is a testament to Disney's persistent self-cannibalism, a key part of the company's strategy for decades. Once upon a time, Disney would… Read full this story
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