The Lion King had its world premiere earlier this evening. The 1994 Oscar-winning classical’s adaptation to life utilizes photographic technology to bring fresh insight into Simba (Donald Glover)’s tale, who has to meet his destiny and return from exile to bring his evil uncle Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor) on his trumpet. The Lion King has a great deal of prestige on this one, particularly after split reviews by the remakes Dumbo and Aladdin. This is one of the most beloved animated films in the huge Disney library.
Now that some critics and junketeers have seen the film, a few short responses to the film have been tweeted and the news, Hakuna Matata all of them, is nice. Now, these first responses are generally quite positive, so do what you want, but if the response is more mixed you generally get the atmosphere. The responses so far seem truly positive on the other hand.
These responses are particularly positive for the graphics of the movie, which is now being promoted as a different game-changing VFX victory for Disney and Favreau (those who earlier pushed up the envelope with Iron Man and The Jungle Book).
On July 19 the Lion King opened, with voices of Billy Eichner (Timon), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), John Oliver (Zazu) Keegan Michael-Key (Kamari), Florence Kasumba (Shenzi), and Eric André (Azizi) and James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Billy Eichner (Timon).
“The Lion King” of Disney, under the direction of Jon Favreau, travels to Savannah in Africa where the future king was born. Simba idolizes King Mufasa, his dad, and takes his own destiny to heart. But not all celebrate the arrival of the fresh cub in the Kingdom.
Scar, the brother of Mufasa, and the former throne heir have his own plans. The fight for Pride Rock was devastated by treason, tragedy, and drama that eventually led to the exile of Simba.
Simba has to find out how to develop and take what’s rightfully his own with the assistance of a curious group of newly found friends. Favreau remains true to the classic tale, using innovative methods to produce the iconic characters.