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The Lion King | Jon Favreau

July 18, 2019

Say what you want about endless Marvel entries and Star Wars episodes, but no film so perfectly represents fears of a total corporate takeover of the cinema than Disney’s new fully computer-generated remake of 1994’s beloved The Lion King. Faithfully (in many cases, shot-for-shot) recreating the traditionally-animated version, director Jon Favreau (who did the same thing with The Jungle Book a few years ago) crafts a film full of rich and gorgeous detail, and yet the transition to virtual photorealism…

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