It may be an unpopular opinion, but Disney needs to focus more on making new stories than on making live action versions of classic, animated movies.
Remakes aren't necessarily bad things in themselves. Sometimes a remake of a story can add something new to make that story even better, or perhaps make it more modern itself if the story has become outdated. For instance, the remake of the movie IT was arguably better than the older version. However, Disney seems less focused on adding to or improving the classics; it just seems more like they want to tell the same story, just using real people or CGI instead of animation.
And I get it. Technology has changed drastically over the past few decades. We are ten times more capable of producing worlds, animals, and backgrounds that look realistic. But honestly, I have to say that it seems like the live action movies were made more for the adults that were fans of the original movies than they are for kids of this generation. And there's nothing necessarily wrong with trying to make movies appeal to adults as well as kids, but there are several reasons I believe live action falls flat compared to animation, especially in movies that are targeted towards children.
As much as technology has advanced in recent times, live action still often can't match the eye-catching, colorful, and fluid motion of a Disney film the same way animation can. Compared to animation, for instance, a live action Disney song number just comes across as slower and more clunky overall.
Often, what looks good in an animated movie just looks awkward overall. And the difference between animation and live action is especially apparently when it comes to Disney animals.
Live action animals often look like...well, animals. Animated animals are often anthropomorphized, giving them human facial expressions and thus making them more relatable to the viewer, which is part of the appeal.
As a kid (and as an adult), when it comes to movies that rely on talking animals, violating the laws of physics, dancing inanimate objects, or things of that nature, I feel that animation as of now is superior to live action when it comes to portraying them. And while I do enjoy seeing some of my favorite old Disney movies come to life in theater again in a unique way, I think Disney would also be doing itself a favor in focusing more on creating original stories, which kids of this generation can enjoy.