Disney’s The Lion King (2019), Jon Favreau‘s reimagining of the animated feature of the same name, may not have been met with the same unanimous praise its animated counterpart received, but it was a hit, grossing over a billion dollars worldwide. Now the film, which features cutting-edge technology to turn the once-animated animals into photorealistic ones, is getting a home entertainment release.
Featuring hours of bonus features that showcase the cutting-edge technology behind the stunning savanna and a special look at the music of The Lion King, the film will be available on Digital 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on October 11, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on October 22, 2019.
Disney+, Disney’s upcoming exclusive streaming service, promises to bring its subscribers over a thousand hours of content, giving them access to much of its library from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. But they will also be bringing in original content to their fans, such as Noelle, a new lighthearted Christmas movie. In the holiday comedy, Anna Kendrick stars as Noelle Claus, the daughter of Santa Claus, and Bill Hader as Nick, her brother and heir to the Santa title.
While at the D23 Expo on Friday, writer and director Marc Lawrence, along with Kendrick and Hader, showed off a little bit of the film. Check out the trailer for the movie here below.
Disney’s The Lion King (2019) may be a near reflection of the animated original, but director Jon Favreau’s use of groundbreaking and innovative Photo Real technology allows audiences to experience a familiar story in a whole new way. But not only did Favreau use these sets of tools for the reimagining, but he also brought in a cast that would help carry the film. Comprised of mostly black actors, this new take on The Lion King is a celebration of African culture and an opportunity for young black children to feel that they matter.
Geeks Of Doom joined their fellow journalists at the global press conference of The Lion King where Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Keegan-Michael Key, Florence Kasumba, Eric Andre, John Kani, JD McCrary, and Shahadi Wright Joseph shared their own experience making the film, being able to improv and riff, the legacy of the animated original, identity, and so much more. Check out what they had to say here below.
When it comes to Disney animated films, The Lion King is considered to be one of the studio’s shining crown jewels. Released 25 years ago, the film raised the bar on animation and storytelling so high that it made it nearly impossible for any other animated feature from other studios to come close to its quality and standards. As such, there is no denying the film’s place within the Disney animation pantheon.
Disney’s reimagining of their 1994 animated classic The Lion King is set to hit theaters later this month, and in anticipation of the film’s release, the studio has unveiled a brand new batch of photos.
But these aren’t your ordinary photos. Since the film touts some of the most advanced photorealistic technology to date, it matches the cast with the respective characters they are voicing. Check out the images below.