Disney is remaking its 1973 animated Robin Hood film as a live action CGI movie with anthropomorphic characters.

The news follows recent remakes of The Lion King, Mulan, and Aladdin, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, the new version will be a musical and "feature the characters as anthropomorphic, this time in a live-action/CG hybrid format," and go straight to Disney Plus.

There have been at least 26 film versions of Robin Hood over the years and many TV adaptations.

The original 1973 animated version portrayed the noble thieves of Sherwood Forest as animals, with Robin as a wiley fox, Little John as a black bear, the Sheriff of Nottingham as a wolf, Friar Tuck as a badger, and Peter Ustinov voicing Prince John as a thumb-sucking, crown-wearing lion. Terry-Thomas also played sneaky snake, Sir Hiss. 

In the wake of the coronavirus lockdown, Disney has also decided to debut their adaptation of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl on Disney Plus as a streaming exclusive. 

Disney Plus recently announced that it has surpassed 50 million paid subscribers, following the service’s launches in the UK, India, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland.