The Lion King ‘Set’ Was a Bunch of VR Headsets in a Giant Warehouse

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Long before Disney’s remake of The Lion King hit theaters, it was a beacon of curiosity. Obviously, director Jon Favreau and his team weren’t going to film real lions, they were going to use digital technology to create all the animals, as he did with great success in The Jungle Book. But The Jungle Book is The Jungle

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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 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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The Mystery of Star Wars Legend Willrow Hood Has Finally Been Revealed

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He only appeared for one second in The Empire Strikes Back, but Willrow Hood became a Star Wars icon. Not for any reason in particular, however. Just because he looked kind of funny running across Cloud City with what Star Wars fans have long since settled on is an “ice cream maker.”

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Watching Gwyneth Paltrow Realize in Real Time She Was in Spider-Man: Homecoming Is the Delight You Need This Friday

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You know how it is, in between days of shilling scientifically dubious lifestyle methods to women and filming cameos for Marvel movie after Marvel movie. They all blur together to the point that you just don’t have a clue where you’ll eventually show up.

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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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