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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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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