I’ve seen debate online as to whether this should be called live action or CGI, but will let you decide for yourself. It does look significantly more lifelike than the original animation, so perhaps it is both. However, whatever it is called, I am looking forward to seeing it.
The movie is said to be true to the original, which I’m sure I’ve seen well over 100 times. Are you as excited as I am?
Lion King Simba Trailer
Lion King Synopsis
Disney’s “The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born.
Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own.
The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
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