Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-28-16, 11:26 AM   #1
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 16,349
Disney's The Lion King (2019, D: Jon Favreau)

Quote:
The Lion King is ready for the next stage of its Circle of Life — Disney announced on Wednesday that Jon Favreau is directing “a new reimagining” of the 1994 animated classic.

In its statement, Disney compared it to other recent projects like Maleficient, Cinderella, and next year’s The Beauty and the Beast. The main difference from those other films, of course, is that The Lion King has no human characters, so the live-action portion will probably be minimal.

Favreau is just coming off a live-action version of The Jungle Book, which debuted earlier this year to smashing box office earnings and critical raves (EW’s Chris Nashawaty and Leah Greenblatt called it one of the best films of 2016 so far) and already has a sequel in the works. Like The Jungle Book and The Beauty and the Beast, this new The Lion King will include songs from the original.

Details are still scarce, and no release date has been announced this new The Lion King, but Favreau is definitely on-board.
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/28...reau-new-movie
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-16, 11:53 AM   #2
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

wtf?

Never liked the cartoon flick. It was good but not for me. I did like Jeremy Irons in it though. Kid Solid Snake was a fan of his at that age for some reason.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-16, 12:07 PM   #3
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Bluelitespecial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 5,445
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Yeah this will be weird since as what is said above there is no human characters, you might as well call it a CGI remake. Haven't seen any of these live action remakes of cartoons, will wait and see with the trailer.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-16, 12:25 PM   #4
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Kal-El's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fortress of Solitude
Posts: 7,725
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

While I'm excited for this because of what they were able to accomplish with Jungle Book, it just means he won't be doing any Star Wars films in the near future.
__________________
Vader was framed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-16, 01:48 PM   #5
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 30,259
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

So, I'm waiting for an animated remake of a live-action remake of an animated movie
__________________
"Pear Pimples for Hairy Fishnuts!"

My So-Called DVD Life (Profiler),A Fistful of Discs (DVDAf)
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-16, 02:19 PM   #6
Inane Thread Master
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 31,833
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

well, i loved the animated. it's a classic and ranks up there as one of my top films of all time. saw the Broadway production 3x as well. will give this a chance based on Favreau and his mastery of TJB, but not so sure this could really work...
__________________
"be kind rewind" Movie collection
"Even though I am no better than a beast, don't I have the right to live?"
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-16, 03:19 PM   #7
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Obi-Wan Jabroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 8,819
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Maybe they'll throw in some big game hunters or something just so they can call it live action
__________________
"I doubt anyone would use any of my comments in their signature." - gcribbs

-----
PSN: CactusKind
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-16, 12:30 AM   #8
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,759
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

I couldn't stand the remake of the Incredible Journey (big fan of the original, narrated version), but as excellent in all respects as I think the Jungle Book is, I can't say it's made me rethink my opinion on live action, talking animal flicks. I think they're just silly.

Maybe it was easy to buy into because Mowgli is an identifiable character and he speaks their language.

That said, I am looking forward to the Lion King. Favreau and crew did a great job with TJB. If Disney keeps hitting home runs with these remakes of animated classics maybe they'll do Snow White, Pinnochio, Sleeping Beauty, and eventually Bambi.

And maybe... Fantasia.

All things considered, Disney is probably already looking at everything they've got.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-16, 11:23 AM   #9
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 31
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

I was impressed with Favreau's take on The Jungle Book. Looking forward to this.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-16, 11:37 AM   #10
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,682
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Will this be a musical? Any chance the just use the existing audio (songs and character voices) from the orignal movie and just create realistic looking CGI animals to go along with it?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-16, 01:00 PM   #11
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
jjcool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 6,116
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Why? As Kal-El mentioned, there are other movies they should be working on.
__________________
"Bottom shelf has the bond films and the porn."
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-16, 02:04 PM   #12
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 31
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon2 View Post
If Disney keeps hitting home runs with these remakes of animated classics maybe they'll do Snow White, Pinnochio, Sleeping Beauty, and eventually Bambi.

And maybe... Fantasia.
I personally want to see The Black Cauldron revamped.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-16, 03:19 PM   #13
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 51,657
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Sounds good to me, Jungle Book was surprisingly good.
__________________
4x Sheep Champion
VG Round 1b | VG Round 7 | NFL | SHEEPERHERO II

And of course you can GFY. -chess
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-16, 05:27 PM   #14
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
joe_b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,827
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruemorgue10 View Post
I personally want to see The Black Cauldron revamped.
All the Prydain books would make interesting films, but I can't see it happening at the Mouse House. They couldn't even follow through with completing the Narnia series.

As for a CG version of The Lion King, it seems pointless to me... but it's a license to print money. I prefer the trend of live-action remakes over all those garbage DTV sequels the studio used to churn out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-16, 11:46 PM   #15
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
The Questyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,839
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Quote:
Originally Posted by windom View Post
Any chance the just use the existing audio (songs and character voices) from the orignal movie and just create realistic looking CGI animals to go along with it?
What a weird ass question.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-16, 12:46 AM   #16
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,682
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Questyen View Post
What a weird ass question.
Why? It seems perfectly logical to me. People love the original voices and songs. Why wouldn't they just reuse the audio track and save a ton of money?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-16, 07:43 AM   #17
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
The Questyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,839
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Quote:
Originally Posted by windom View Post
Why? It seems perfectly logical to me. People love the original voices and songs. Why wouldn't they just reuse the audio track and save a ton of money?
Never in a million years would they ever do that. It's even more weird that you consider that "perfectly logical".
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-16, 08:13 AM   #18
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ash Ketchum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 10,462
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

They've decided to go with actors in lion makeup:

__________________
“Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” - Will Durant
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-16, 10:17 AM   #19
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14,158
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Not sure how to feel about this. Most of the other live action Disney adaptations I've been okay with because I wasn't the hugest fan but The Lion King is one of the Disney classics I grew up with. Plus the fact that it's all CG animals is a bit weird. I know The Jungle Book only had the one actor but it still feels a bit different. I'm sure I'll see this though as I generally like Disney.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-16, 10:33 AM   #20
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
EddieMoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Paradise, USA
Posts: 9,470
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

__________________
"Go... go watch that inane new Kevin James comedy and drool into your Walmart mac and cheese." - TGM
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-16, 12:21 PM   #21
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
rbrown498's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,852
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Quote:
Originally Posted by windom View Post
Will this be a musical? Any chance the just use the existing audio (songs and character voices) from the orignal movie and just create realistic looking CGI animals to go along with it?
Because singing and dancing warthogs and meerkats will be incredibly realistic-looking?
__________________
October Horror Challenge: 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016
DVD/BR Spending Tab: 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017
My collection at Film Aficionado
My blogs: Psychotronica Redux / Unpopular Culture
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-16, 12:50 PM   #22
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,682
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Tell me who they will cast instead of James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons...or even Nathan Lane.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-16, 12:51 PM   #23
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
EddieMoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Paradise, USA
Posts: 9,470
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Michael Keaton
__________________
"Go... go watch that inane new Kevin James comedy and drool into your Walmart mac and cheese." - TGM
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-16, 12:56 PM   #24
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Obi-Wan Jabroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 8,819
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

I'm pretty sure that Jon Faverau would not be directing this if they were just taking the audio from the original movie and re-animating it.
__________________
"I doubt anyone would use any of my comments in their signature." - gcribbs

-----
PSN: CactusKind
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-16, 12:59 PM   #25
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
EddieMoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Paradise, USA
Posts: 9,470
Re: Disney's The Lion King (D: Jon Favreau)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni View Post
I'm pretty sure that Jon Faverau would not be directing this if they were just taking the audio from the original movie and re-animating it.
They are using real animals and allowing them to act in their natural voices. No dubbing.
__________________
"Go... go watch that inane new Kevin James comedy and drool into your Walmart mac and cheese." - TGM
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22 AM.


Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0