I find it really interesting that whenever a trailer drops for an upcoming Disney remake, excitement is the prevailing sentiment on the internet. But when the movie is released, the majority of internet voices are the ones trashing the movie, calling it "unoriginal" and a "cash-grab".
It seems to me that people need to reevaluate the value of these movies and their own expectations. The initial signals that the community gives to Disney when a trailer is released are largely positive, but this is not consistent with the movie's critical reception upon release to theaters. I think that people should realize what these remakes are and stop hyping them up in the time before their box office release. That will send a better message to Disney.
I personally don't see the value of these movies anymore. In 2016 I did like Pete's Dragon and thought that The Jungle Book was at least okay, but I haven't watched any of Disney's remakes released after that because they didn't interest me.
You likened the remake to a phase just like the dvd sequel era of Disney, and I think that is pretty accurate. I just hope Disney gets out of this phase soon.