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Bob Iger admits there's a reason why Disney movies aren't that good anymore

Bob Iger admits there's a reason why Disney movies aren't that good anymore

The Disney CEO confessed to suffering blockbuster failings

The debate over original Disney movies appears to still be rolling on, and now the CEO of the company has chimed in on the conversation.

Over the last few years, we've seen remakes of 1989's The Little Mermaid, 1967's The Jungle Book, 1991's Beauty and the Beast, 1941's Dumbo, 1992's Aladdin and 1940's Pinocchio.

And that's not to mention the huge amount of remakes already in the pipeline, including a Guy Ritchie adaptation of Hercules, and a Greta Gerwig screen-written version of Snow White (which has already faced its fair share of controversy).

Many Disney fans have hit out at the multinational mass media giant, accusing them of not being able to develop any original ideas.

"The new Disney movies are no match for the Disney movies made in the 90’s and early 2000’s," one X user wrote this week.

The Little Mermaid is one of the many remakes than Disney has produced in recent years.

"So... all controversies aside... why do we need to remake all of the Disney movies? are there no new ideas out there?" another tweeted.

A third questioned: "So Disney is just going to re-make old movies? Are there no young writers/producers/directors that can create new Disney movies?"

And this week, the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, has himself admitted there is a reason why the movies produced by the entertainment firm seemingly don't have the magic that they used to.

"I'm mindful of the fact that our performance, from a quality perspective, wasn't up to the standards we set for ourselves," the CEO said during the House of Mouse's fourth quarter earnings call yesterday (8 November).

Disney boss Bob Iger opened up about the company's latest movies.
Getty Images/Allen Berezovsky

Remakes aside, Disney has suffered a few box office losses in recent years, with examples such as Elemental, Ant-man and The Wasp: Quantumania and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny utterly flopping, according to critics.

Disney boss Iger's first stint as CEO of the company was defined by box office successes, such as Frozen, The Avengers and Black Panther - one of MCU's top rated movies.

The latest Indiana Jones movie was reportedly a huge flop in cinemas.

Admitting that Disney's recent movies have not compared to those of his early career, Iger said: "Quantity can be actually a negative when it comes to quality, and I think that's exactly what happened."

"We lost some focus," he added.

Iger went on to reveal that he plans to overhaul the film studio by being more selective of both the sequels that are produced, and the new original movies Disney introduces.

Featured Image Credit: Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images/Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CinemaCon

Topics: Disney, Film and TV, Marvel