All these live action remakes are, simply put, moneygrabs. It’s the same story pretending to be a new one.
One of the reasons people love 2d animated animals is because you can see the emotions on their faces, and you can do cartoon-y things with them! It’s so weird looking to have these animals animated in 3D. Sure, the realistic aesthetic is nice, but it’s lacking emotion. That’s why I disliked the live action Lion King. The dramatic scenes had less power.