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Disney and Jon Favreau Joining Forces on “The Lion King”

Princess Leia

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That's how I feel about Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. I'll never watch the Depp version. I don't want it to even taint my perception of the original!
Chocolate Factory is an interesting one, since I don’t believe either adaption has really gotten as weird as the books. They both had their moments, but I also think that they’re vastly different movies.

I know we’re in the age of remakes, but I want to say that 9 times out of 10, the remake doesn’t hold up to the original. There is a very good reason as to why we aren’t getting remakes for Casablanca or The Godfather- they’re perfect as it is. Beauty & the Beast and The Lion King are definitely the animated equivalent of what it means to be classic, and yet Disney chose to remake them. For every ‘Ocean’s 11’ there’s a ‘Pink Panther’- make the remake worth seeing, not a regret 10 minutes in.

(Off topic- as excited as I am for A Star Is Born, it would have been interesting if they mixed it up a bit; instead, I am 100% sure I know what’s going to happen to Bradley Cooper).
 

Tony the Tigger

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Chocolate Factory is an interesting one, since I don’t believe either adaption has really gotten as weird as the books. They both had their moments, but I also think that they’re vastly different movies.

I know we’re in the age of remakes, but I want to say that 9 times out of 10, the remake doesn’t hold up to the original. There is a very good reason as to why we aren’t getting remakes for Casablanca or The Godfather- they’re perfect as it is. Beauty & the Beast and The Lion King are definitely the animated equivalent of what it means to be classic, and yet Disney chose to remake them. For every ‘Ocean’s 11’ there’s a ‘Pink Panther’- make the remake worth seeing, not a regret 10 minutes in.

(Off topic- as excited as I am for A Star Is Born, it would have been interesting if they mixed it up a bit; instead, I am 100% sure I know what’s going to happen to Bradley Cooper).
Ha!

While I love the song “Evergreen,” we watched the Barbra Streisand version recently and it was really boring.

I have very much gotten into the Judy Garland version thanks to TCM. The whole “I Was Born In A Trunk” megamedley is awesome, and there are some great emotional scenes.

I’ve even seen the original, non-musical version on TCM. Worth watching once.

I think the Gaga version will depend a lot on the soundtrack.
 

NateD1226

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TheDisInsider is an Instagram account that always reports stuff about Disney movies. They are usually always right! So they are doing a Q&A right now and said some interesting stuff! (You might see this message on other threads lol)
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erasure fan1

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Looks utterly un-interesting. How can something be live action when it's all CGI? Major pass for me 🤢 Hope others enjoy it though
I loved the original lion king and it's still my favorite Disney animated film. All this is doing is changing the medium, it's still animated, and from the looks of this trailer its still the same movie. It is a hard pass for me in the theater. It might get a rental but that's it. I'm sure it won't be bad but I still don't see the need for it. Oh well, we have another 10yrs or more of this. Unless they start all over again.
 

mf1972

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nothing against the new cast, but it would’ve been nice if they brought back other original cast members as well besides james earl jones.
 

raven24

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nothing against the new cast, but it would’ve been nice if they brought back other original cast members as well besides james earl jones.
I love the original voices. In saying that, I appreciate the majority Black cast for this movie which takes place in Africa, not Europe.

James Earl Jones’ voice is arguably the most well-known and iconic voice recognized and known from the original. Couple that with him also being Black, and that creates an easy and sensible decision for him to be rehired for the role.
 

PiXie Mom

Member
All this is doing is changing the medium, it's still animated, and from the looks of this trailer its still the same movie.
Oh there are some very big changes in the remake. I won't go into story based to avoid any spoilers for people, but for characters, there will be many noticeable changes from the animated movie. I like what they are doing with this, as it seems they will be correcting many of the politically incorrect issues with the animated version. For example Scar will not be a lion with darker fur and mane. It has been leaked that he will be a rare specimen of pale or white lion, making a reference at him representing the "white devil" ;) Also the hyena Ed, who in the original made a mockery of mental disabilities, has been renamed and been given a much more PC behavior in the remake. Also a certain song from the original may have been changed or completely removed, as it leans too closely to a theme surrounding Nazi Germany. Nala, Simba's mother, and the lionesses will be MUCH more empowered as females, and not just the hunters to do the male lion's bidding. You can research this information for yourself, the sources have a reputation of hitting the nail on the head, but it is still too soon to take ANY OF IT as absolute fact. Though if the rumors are true, Disney has taken some positive steps in correcting potentially offensive errors made before. I am happy they are going this direction.
 

erasure fan1

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Oh there are some very big changes in the remake. I won't go into story based to avoid any spoilers for people, but for characters, there will be many noticeable changes from the animated movie. I like what they are doing with this, as it seems they will be correcting many of the politically incorrect issues with the animated version. For example Scar will not be a lion with darker fur and mane. It has been leaked that he will be a rare specimen of pale or white lion, making a reference at him representing the "white devil" ;) Also the hyena Ed, who in the original made a mockery of mental disabilities, has been renamed and been given a much more PC behavior in the remake. Also a certain song from the original may have been changed or completely removed, as it leans too closely to a theme surrounding Nazi Germany. Nala, Simba's mother, and the lionesses will be MUCH more empowered as females, and not just the hunters to do the male lion's bidding. You can research this information for yourself, the sources have a reputation of hitting the nail on the head, but it is still too soon to take ANY OF IT as absolute fact. Though if the rumors are true, Disney has taken some positive steps in correcting potentially offensive errors made before. I am happy they are going this direction.
Unfortunately the PC police strike again if this is true. I don't pay a lot of attention to the sjw crowd, but none of this stands out that it was a problem, and you usually hear about that when it's disney. Maybe they changed Pumba as that could be scene as fat shaming. Either way I still feel Disney is incredibly lowering their standards with all of theses remakes.
 

ChampDisney

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Though if the rumors are true, Disney has taken some positive steps in correcting potentially offensive errors made before. I am happy they are going this direction.
Offensive in what way and to whom? Who the hell identifies themselves as a lion, hyena, warthog or meerkat? On second thought... there’s enough lunatics out there that would blatantly lie and claim they are as a free pass to rant online.

Also, who’s ready for people to compare Scar to Kimba the lion? Sporting a scar as pink as Majin Buu’s buttocks! Okay okay. Stupid comment I know...

... still not as stupid as Scar representing the white devil. Ouch! Eso no es bueno.
 

MrMcDuck

Member
I was already leaning toward pass on this one because it's yet another Disney remake, but it's a hard pass if they've really made the changes mentioned above. I have no patience for nonsense such as changing Scar into "the white devil" or removing Nazi references from the Be Prepared scene. It's just mindless PC editing at that point.
 
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AJH219

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correcting potentially offensive errors made before
Sounds like a typical SJW. Why are people like you always out to ruin great movies without your fake nonsense? Repulsive and sickening, that's exactly the perfect way to describe you and everyone like you.
 
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