I Used AI Technology To Recast Celebs In Live-Action Disney Movies — They Range From "Bad" To "Perfect"

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    Disney is no stranger to adapting their animated movies into live-action films, and sometimes the casts are absolutely perfect. So, I designed an AI bot to recast a bunch of famous characters with today's biggest celebrities. Here are the good, bad, and interesting results.

    A side-by-side of Ariel in the original animated movie vs. in the live-action remake

    1. Rapunzel in Tangled (2010) is obviously famous for her incredibly long, luxurious hair. This 18-year-old Disney princess is kind, clever, and extremely determined.

    Rapunzel talking to the horse

    AI technology thinks Zendaya (age 26) is Hollywood's best option to play Rapunzel in a live-action remake.

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    2. Flynn Rider is a bit older than Rapunzel (he's 26, to be exact). The character is confident and attractive and, of course, super charming.

    Flynn looking hot in "Tangled"

    AI technology thinks Noah Centineo (age 26) is Hollywood's best option to play Flynn Rider in a live-action remake.

    Noah on the red carpet

    3. Carl from Up (2009) is a grumpy, short-tempered man who recently lost the love of his wife, Ellie. He's 78 years old and used to be a balloon salesman at the zoo.

    Carl talking with Russell outside his house

    AI technology thinks Harrison Ford (age 80) is Hollywood's best option to play Carl in a live-action remake.

    Harrison on the red carpet

    4. Set in 1914, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) is definitely one of Disney's most underrated movies. It's centered around handsome twink Milo Thatch, a 32-year-old linguist and cartographer who's smart and loyal to a fault.

    Milo looking hot as hell in his nerdy outfit

    AI technology thinks Tom Holland (age 26) and Rami Malek (age 41) are Hollywood's best options to play Milo in a live-action remake.

    5. Kida Nedakh becomes Queen of Atlantis in the movie, and even though she's technically over 8,000 years old, she can definitely be played by someone in their 20s or 30s.

    Kida talking to Milo

    AI technology thinks Amandla Stenberg (age 24) and Zoe Saldaña (age 44) are Hollywood's best options to play Kida in a live-action remake.

    6. Hercules from Hercules (1997) goes through the "One Last Hope" training montage when he's a pint-sized 16-year-old, and he ends the movie at 18, looking buff as hell.

    Hercules looking buff

    AI technology thinks Dylan O'Brien (age 31) and KJ Apa (age 25) are Hollywood's two best options to play Hercules in a live-action remake.

    7. There's no Hercules remake without Meg. She's described as being older than Hercules (possibly her late 20s) and is obviously super sarcastic and independent.

    Meg and Hercules chatting while a monster traps her

    AI technology thinks Emma Stone (age 34) and Lily James (age 33) are Hollywood's two best options to play Meg in a live-action remake.

    8. Merida from Brave (2012) is a bold and courageous 16-year-old who competed for her own hand in marriage in Medieval Scotland.

    Merida shooting arrows at targets

    AI technology thinks Saoirse Ronan (age 28) is Hollywood's best option to play Merida in a live-action remake.

    Saoirse on the red carpet

    9. Tiana from The Princess and the Frog (2009) is one of the oldest Disney Princesses at 19 years old. She's incredibly hardworking, and her physical features (including her dimples) were even modeled off of Anika Noni Rose, who voiced her.

    Tiana cleaning up her future restaurant

    AI technology thinks Keke Palmer (age 29) is Hollywood's best option to play Princess Tiana in a live-action remake, and this is absolutely the right call.

    Keke on the red carpet

    10. Tiana obviously ends up with Prince Naveen, a 20-year-old native to the fictional kingdom of Maldonia (a mix between the Maldives and Macedonia). Naveen is a traditionally Indian surname.

    Prince Naveen and Tiana and their families

    AI technology thinks Dev Patel (age 32) and Regé-Jean Page (age 34) are Hollywood's best options to play Prince Naveen in a live-action remake.

    11. Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) is Disney's first Southeast Asian princess. She's 18 years old and is extremely capable and heroic.

    Raya taking off her hat

    AI technology thinks Lana Condor (age 25) is Hollywood's best option to play Raya in a live-action remake.

    12. Elsa was 21 years old when the first Frozen (2013) movie was released. She was born with blonde hair, which turned white because of her powers. She's strong-willed, confident, and very protective.

    Elsa in "Frozen"

    AI technology thinks Dove Cameron (age 27) is Hollywood's best option to play Elsa in a live-action remake.

    13. Her sister, Anna, is 18 years old in the first Frozen movie. She has strawberry-blonde hair, rosy cheeks, and a lot of freckles. She's also extremely daring and optimistic.

    Anna in "Frozen"

    AI technology thinks Sabrina Carpenter (age 23) is Hollywood's best option to play Anna in a live-action remake.

    Sabrina on the red carpet

    14. And finally, Edna Mode from The Incredibles (2004) is a brilliant, practical, and iconic designer. She's super short and is half-Japanese and half-German.

    Edna Mode consoling Elastigirl in her mansion

    AI technology thinks Linda Hunt (age 77) is Hollywood's best option to play Edna Mode in a live-action remake.

    Do you have your own dream celebrity casting ideas? Tell me about them in the comments!

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