The Jungle Book proved that Disney could make a successful live action movie even if a majority of the characters are animals, but it’s worth noting that the very human, non-CGI Mowgli is the film’s main protagonist. Without a human performer to ground the film, making a
CGI ‘live action’ adaptation is a risk. This is why Disney should think twice before taking on a live action version of The Rescuers, the 1977 animated classic about two mice who help save a kidnapped little girl. Though the film does feature a handful of human characters, the mice are the real stars of the show, making it a tricky live-action adaptation.