Casting Live Versions of Animated Classics

This week, we found out a piece of very interesting news: that Robert Downey Jr. may be playing Geppetto in an upcoming Tim Burton-directed live action version of Pinocchio. Yep, you heard that right. While we think a live action version of Geppetto should be a little… shall we say friendlier than Robert Downey Jr., the news got us to thinking about actors who could step into the shoes of some of our favorite animated characters, from Aladdin and Jasmine to the characters from UP. Click through to see our dream casts for classic (and modern classic) animated films, and let us know who you’d love to see step into your favorite characters’ cartoon shoes in the comments.

Jasmine — Mindy Kaling

She may be a little older than your typical teenage princess, but Mindy Kaling would just make the most skeptical, hilarious Jasmine in the entire world. We think she would be particularly good at telling all the men in her life to shove off and leave her alone to hang out with her tiger. The genie would obviously still have to be Robin Williams.