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The Lion King

"The Lion King" is the latest Disney animated hit to be turned into a live action-appearing movie. It appears to be live action, but these are photorealistic computer-generated characters. The 1994 version is in color, has humor, and catchy music. The aesthetic is quite different when you actually make the savannah look realistic and have animals singing their way through a quite beautiful African landscape (as this reviewer saw it in 2D IMAX).

It requires the acting talents of the cast to convey the emotion much better than realistic-looking lions that haven't been truly anthropomorphized by animators. But that being said, the reworking of the "Hamlet" tale still has the whimsy and heart to make you tap your toes and smile. Maybe not as much as the first one, but certainly enough to make you enjoy it. "The Lion King" features the voice talents of Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa.

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