The Lion King Is a Gorgeous But Completely Unnecessary Retelling

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Just two months after releasing a colorful, if kooky, reboot of Aladdin, Disney plays it completely safe with The Lion King. Fearful of changing a single hair on Simba’s photorealistic head, director Jon Favreau tells audiences the exact same story they saw in 1994, making the most minor of concessions to avoid…

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The First Reactions to Disney’s The Lion King Remake Are Here

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It sounds like The Lion King just can’t wait to be king of the box office. The first reactions to the CGI remake of Disney’s The Lion King are here, with critics praising the film’s visual effects and dynamic cast…although having photorealistic animals sing does seem to come with some caveats.

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Beyoncé’s New Lion King Song, ‘Spirit,’ Is Coming for That Oscar

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When Disney first released the track list for the upcoming remake of The Lion King, one song was conspicuously missing. Now we have an answer. Nala is getting a new song, “Spirit,” which will also be featured on a companion album called The Lion King: The Gift, executive produced by Beyoncé Knowles.

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The Stars of The Lion King Meet Their Digital Counterparts in a Stunning Series of Photos

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The only thing more impressive than the visual effects used in The Lion King are the voices behind its characters. Director Jon Favreau assembled a who’s who of talent to bring Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, and everyone else to life, and in a new series of photos, you can see the actors face off with their characters.

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Beyoncé and Donald Glover Singing ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ Is Magical

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There are no spoilers when it comes to next month’s remake of The Lion King. We know what happens. What we don’t know is how it’s going to sound and feel compared to the original, especially in terms of the music. But a new TV spot finally gives us a taste of that and, wow, it’s special.

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Why Remake The Lion King? Director Jon Favreau Explains

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When it comes to Disney’s upcoming Lion King movie, most of us have lots of questions. Things like, is it a shot-for-shot remake? Is it live-action? Animation? Will the animals be talking and/or singing? And perhaps most importantly: Why attempt this in the first place?

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In the Gorgeous New Lion King Trailer, the Circle of Life Has Never Looked So Good

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We didn’t really need an indicator beyond the initial trailer that Jon Favreau’s Lion King re-imagining was going to be a sumptuous, familiar take on the Disney icon. But the new trailer is here to remind you that, oh yes, absolutely: this is just The Lion King, rendered in the most mind-boggling CG the House of Mouse…

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