India, July 20 -- As Disney continues to abuse its own back-catalogue with a steady barrage of remakes, one thing has been made clear. Each of these new films is massively inferior to the originals. I like to think of this phase in Disney's history as an acute case of bulimia; like watching a rich old man engage in a tremendously troubling act of self-harm, but only at three Michelin starred establishments.

Because these remakes don't come cheap. They've cost over $2 billion to produce. But crucially, they've all made money; sometimes, like the recent Aladdin, despite major negativity. The latest, a photorealistic animated remake of The Lion King, will probably make over a billion dollars, too. It will, despite its obvious mediocrity, si...