After its latest achievement- topping the list of the highest-grossing animated movie ever, there is no doubt that the Lion King remake is worth the hype after all
Originally produced in 1994, the Lion King was recently reproduced as a live-action movie (CGI), and ever since it reached the cinemas about five weeks ago, the animated movie has capped over $1.3 billion in gross revenue, beating our Frozen which overall capped $1.27 billion, to become the top-grossing animated film of all time.
At that, its neither a slap on the creator of Frozen because both movies were birthed by the same parent, Disney, hence, holding the first position may be a thing to put into consideration by respective characters in the movies. Plus, all this might not even be a thing by the time Frozen 2 is released towards the end of the year, hopefully, it will be another record-breaking movie as its cos.
While the movie is technically one of the rare types simply because it was entirely shot as computer-generated footage, Disney has rather continued to refer to it as a live-action film. Of course, apart from making it the movie look more or less as it would, in reality, everything about the movie is a mere representation of the actual reality (technically speaking).
Disney has no doubt been avoiding the ‘animated’ label for the Lion King remake, despite the fact that it’s essentially just as visually manufactured as the original 1994 film. While interrogated by a media source, Director Jon Favreau hedged when asked point-blank whether he’d call his film live-action, told that, “It depends what standard you’re using. Because there are no real animals, and there are no real cameras, and there’s not even any performance that’s being captured that’s underlying data that’s real. Everything is coming through the hands of artists. But to say it’s animated, I think, is misleading as far as what the expectations might be.”
Considering Jon’s comment, the movie company might have a valid point as to why they keep referring to Lion King as a live-action movie instead of an animated movie, however, it still doesn’t change the fact that the movie is worth the while, and of course, not totally without a few bad comments from around the world as well.