The new look at Disney’s ‘live action’ Lion King is here – and it’s really hard to accept that all of it is CG. The animation is phenomenal.
Jon Favreau’s The Lion King has puzzlingly been included in Disney’s live action adaptation schedule (and has been labeled as such by media outlets) even though it’s full CG. Beautiful, hyper realistic CG with mocaped performances from Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Keegan-Michael Key, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Billy Eichner, John Kani, and Florence Kasumba.
The first trailer, for those that may have missed it…
The work Robert Legato and the Moving Picture Company did on 2016’s The Jungle Book and Life Of Pi was fantastic for the time – and it looks like they’ve really upped their game. It’s got all the ingredients I want to see in a project like this. It’s gorgeous and the voice cast is spot on. I’m totally in.