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    Default The Lion King

    A live-action version is in the works. Well, I say live-action, it'll be like the recent Jungle Book, CGI animals etc. What do people think? These live-action films seem like a goldmine for Disney at the moment.

    Alternatively, discuss the animated film!
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    The animated film is the greatest feature film of all time.

    I feel like a "live-action" one will only disappoint me at this point.


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    Can't imagine how it could live up to the original animated version. Lion King is the king of animated movies.

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    Will it have songs? Otherwise it's just cats doing Hamlet.
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    The Jungle Book kept The Bare Necessities and I Wanna Be Like You, so I imagine at least some of the songs will be in it.

    And The Lion King is very good, but it's not even the best Disney film of the 90s. Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin > The Lion King.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    Will it have songs? Otherwise it's just cats doing Hamlet.
    I kinda want to see a live-action Aristocats.

    Joking aside, ehhh. I've very lukewarm on these 'gritty live-action' remakes they've been doing of classic Disney. Snow White is pretty unrecognisable to me, now.


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    The Jungle Book live action was FANTASTIC. So with that as an example, it'll be the same director I heard, I think this will be alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    Will it have songs? Otherwise it's just cats doing Hamlet.
    I kinda want to see a live-action Aristocats.

    Joking aside, ehhh. I've very lukewarm on these 'gritty live-action' remakes they've been doing of classic Disney. Snow White is pretty unrecognisable to me, now.
    If you mean Snow White and the Huntsman, that wasn't Disney. And Cinderella was hardly 'gritty'. Or The Jungle Book.
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    Yeah, they're definitely not gritty. I've enjoyed them a bit as more of the things that I already liked. I guess we'll see how this goes.

    Although thinking about it... this isn't even going to be a live action thing, because everything will be in CGI. Just remaking TLK then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aulayna View Post
    The animated film is the greatest feature film of all time.

    I feel like a "live-action" one will only disappoint me at this point.
    How could they do a live-action movie with talking animals?

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    I should have put live action in inverted commas really. Disney didn't call it as such in their press release. But it will be much like the recent Jungle Book film I imagine.
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    Jungle Book was all cgi except for the little boy. No humans in Lion King.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Depression Moon View Post
    Jungle Book was all cgi except for the little boy. No humans in Lion King.
    Even the settings? Was he in front of a green screen the whole time?

    If that's true, then the more I think about it, this Lion King idea is pretty dumb. Jungle Book worked because it is about a little boy in a world of animals. Disney successfully translated that into a real world setting by using a real boy. Of course the talking animals were all fake but the viewer was able to suspend their disbelief for a minute because there was a real human on screen. With Lion King, there are no humans. So all it will be is a 3D animated remake of Lion King, which has no chance of living up to the original.

    Also, Jungle Book was very old and not super memorable so they had a lot of room to improve and make it fresh. Lion King may be 20 years old but it still holds up and we still all remember it vividly. Good luck Disney!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    Will it have songs? Otherwise it's just cats doing Hamlet.
    I kinda want to see a live-action Aristocats.

    Joking aside, ehhh. I've very lukewarm on these 'gritty live-action' remakes they've been doing of classic Disney. Snow White is pretty unrecognisable to me, now.

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    I´m honestly looking foward for the movie´s direction.
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