The Lion King – A future king is born

The Lion King

The Lion King 2019 is an upcoming computer-animated remake of the 1994 that is one of the biggest animated  film of the same name. It is set to release on July 19, 2019. It was all time with a lifetime global box office gross of $968.8 million .Including $422.8 million domestically.

The Lion King In Theaters July 19

It won Academy Awards for the original song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (Elton John, Tim Rice) and original score (Hans Zimmer), plus two Grammy Awards, with the soundtrack selling over 14 million copies. In 1997, the stage production The Lion King made its Broadway debut, winning six Tony Awards;

The film stars the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, as well as James Earl Jones reprising his original role as Mufasa.

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.

“In my opinion, the original film is the greatest animated film ever made,” says screenwriter Jeff Nathanson.
“From day one, Jon and I discussed our love for the original, and how important it was to maintain the spirit of the animated version.”


Where Did PRIDE ROCK Come From 

PRIDE ROCK Pride Rock is an iconic site ingrained in audiences’ memories and hearts since 1994. As such, filmmakers wanted to create something that did it justice . Says Chinlund, “In the original film, Pride Rock stands as a tower of rock in the middle of a huge verdant green landscape, entirely unmotivated by hills or other rocks. Building that in the animated world, our concern going in was, where did those rocks come from?”

The question served as a starting point for Chinlund and his team. “How much other terrain, rock, landscape could we bring in to make Pride Rock feel familiar,” he says, “like the Pride Rock we know and love, but at the sometime feel motivated by geology and the terrain around it, so that you accept it visually? If you see a rock formation in the middle of an empty landscape, your eye immediately trips an alarm, saying something doesn’t feel quite right.

A lot of what we were doing on such spaces generally involved trying to capture the romantic quality from the original film, while making it feel grounded in truth. “So, finding a way to anchor Pride Rock into the terrain that felt familiar and real was a challenge,” continues Chinlund.

“That’s why our Pride Lands and Pride Rock are direct amalgams of things we saw in Kenya. There are, in fact, rocks on the landscape that come directly from actual scans of rocks we found in Kenya, and the watering hole is based on a location that we found there. The textures and colors and qualities of the rock that is Pride Rock were based directly on rock formations in Kenya.”

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