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Disney THE LION KING (2019)

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19 July 2019 (USA)
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn
the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

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Thats some great news!
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I think they should leave this classic alone.
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Teaser gives the appearance of a shot by shot remake (like Gus van Sant's version of Psycho).

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Teaser gives the appearance of a shot by shot remake (like Gus van Sant's version of Psycho).

See also: Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast.

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See also: Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast.
Besides fresh cash, I don't see what the point is.
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Besides fresh cash, I don't see what the point is.

Cash is literally the only thing a movie studio cares about, and these remakes bring in tons of it.

Cinderella - $543 million
The Jungle Book - $966 million
Beauty and the Beast - $1.2 billion

Expect a lot more of them until Disney eventually runs out of animated classics to remake. You'll know things are getting desperate when the live action Oliver & Company comes around.
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The CGI looks incredible.

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Cash is literally the only thing a movie studio cares about, and these remakes bring in tons of it.

Cinderella - $543 million
The Jungle Book - $966 million
Beauty and the Beast - $1.2 billion

Expect a lot more of them until Disney eventually runs out of animated classics to remake. You'll know things are getting desperate when the live action Oliver & Company comes around.
But that doesn't necessarily mean a movie (or rather a remake) is always going to be bad. After all, it's not the producers who make the actual movie. It is done by true artists (the best of the best in the case of a movie like this) who care more about the artistic aspect of it than anything else.
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The CGI looks incredible.



But that doesn't necessarily mean a movie (or rather a remake) is always going to be bad. After all, it's not the producers who make the actual movie. It is done by true artists (the best of the best in the case of a movie like this) who care more about the artistic aspect of it than anything else.
A shot-by-shot copy of the original film is not "art", it's a "great technical achievement" (I'm only referring to animation here because the Psycho "remake" is still a complete mystery to me). And that appears to be the only reason to see this film. The Lion King is a classic and one of the last of its genre before CGI took over - there is avsolutely no point whatsover for me to see a "live action" version of it.

Maybe Monsters' inc. will get the "live action" treatment in 2040?
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Expect a lot more of them until Disney eventually runs out of animated classics to remake.
Mentioned in the trades yesterday that Tom Hanks is in talks to play Geppetto.

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Here's the first full trailer. Looks great -- better than Jungle Book.
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Here's the first full trailer. Looks great -- better than Jungle Book.
It looks like Disney nature films crossed with CGI animation,I was never a fan of the original animated film, but this looks incredible.
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I don't know, everything artful and worthwhile (The best lines, the best music, the best composed shots, etc.) are all from the original. If it ends up like Beauty and the Beast (90% exactly the same with some things tacked on to pad it) I'm going to have to say "eh, nice fresh coat of paint I guess." Will have to wait and see. It will be awesome to hear Hans Zimmer's score in Atmos if they keep it!

I chuckled at one comment on that video...

"Wonder what the live action Who Framed Rodger Rabbit? will look like?"

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It looks like Disney nature films crossed with CGI animation,I was never a fan of the original animated film, but this looks incredible.


I agree looking forward to it


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I predicted 9, 10 years ago on this forum that Disney would re-imagine The Lion King. However, I said it would be Pixar-like, rather than "real-life" animation. Its live-action Jungle Book wasn't bad, but I'll skip on the rest of their updates. New stories are desperately needed, but Dizney probably won't do it because sheeple just keep throwing dollars at whatever they put out. What's needed is an infusion of fresh ideas.

I realize the MCU characters are rather old, but they've never been on film before.
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I just got home from watching THE LION KING at my local Village Cinema. I liked the movie, however..
- For some random reason, it was presented in a strange aspect ratio which I swear was closer to 4:3 than even 16:9. My friends agreed! I wish I took a photo for proof.
- Every scene with blue sky had a strange rainbowlike annoying banding artifact. It was quite abrupt in each scene.
- More than about a dozen times, a number of frames had over half the screen blink white.
- There were some blurry refresh rate issues in fast scenes with panning background/horizon.

Has anyone else experienced the above things while viewing the movie at their cinema?

I've recently been informed that Village Cinema projectors are 2K resolution as well.
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I saw The Lion King 2.0 yesterday and I have to say... it was incredible. A technical marvel. It’s hard to believe how far realistic animation has come. A-MA-ZING. The cinematography from the original shines through and I wasn’t even disappointed by the new voices like I thought I would be. All through the movie I was comparing it to the original scenes and I kept being amazed.
The sad parts are still really sad, maybe even more so, as it seemed to have more of an impact on me this time (maybe because I have kids now). I would highly recommend this movie, and I am definitely going to buy the 4K disk when it comes out to show off my system. 5/5.
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Watched this tonight, only was able to rent the blu ray, not 4k, and to me, the audio was pretty terrible. Dynamics were non existent, surround envelopment seemed lacking, bass was weak, and i had to turn the master volume up 4db louder than what i always use.

Visuals, on the other hand, were amazing.

I loved the cartoon back in the day, but this new version - for me - is nothing more than a visuals demo.
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