The Lion King: Classic Meets Cutting Edge

With last week’s release of The Lion King on the heels of live-action remakes of Aladdinand Dumbo some of us have started wondering whether Hollywood has simply run out of new stories to tell. But even if the circle of life is predictable, the technology used to create this stunning new take on a Disney favorite is anything but. See how director Jon Favreau created each scene on a virtual set, using VR goggles to explore a computer-generated replica of the African savannah for spectacular results that walk the line between animation and live action.

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