Film: Real-life Lion gets lost in translation

The Lion King is a 'photo-realistic' remake of the 1994 classic that replaces gorgeous animation with pixel-perfect but less emotionally engaging digital renderings of the real animals of the Serengeti

21st July, 2019
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The Lion King: technically as much of a cartoon as its predecessor

Disney’s compulsion to remake its timeless animations as live-action reboots reaches the pinnacle of technical ambition in The Lion King, a “photo-realistic” remake of the 1994 classic that replaces gorgeous animation with pixel-perfect but less emotionally engaging digital renderings of the real animals of the Serengeti.

Jon Favreau – who remade The Jungle Book from the blueprint of an even older cartoon - applies that same digital wizardry to what turns out...

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