The Lion King Review

The Lion King is the third Disney remake this year to offer a new spin on an animated classic, and it also happens to be the studio’s best. Far surpassing both Aladdin and Dumbo, The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau’s return to the world of computer-generated animals is a visually stunning success that will win over fans of all ages as well as making a whole bunch of money for Disney. Taking on one of the animation powerhouse’s most beloved films was always going to be a risky endeavor, but the epic, photorealistic approach feels groundbreaking and offers the impression of something different, even though the narrative and many of the shots are practically beat-for-beat identical to the 1994 movie.

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