The Lion King 1994 animators share what they really think about the remake

goss 05/08/2019

In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, 3 of the animators who worked on the 1994 version of The Lion King have spoken out about what they think of the new 'photo real' remake.

While they had some positive things to say, they also had plenty of criticisms for the remake...

When asked what they thought about the concept of the remake the group admitted that "if you polled the crew of the original ‘Lion King,’ most of them would say, ‘Why? Did you really have to do that?’ It kind of hurts."

Some of them also had issues with the animation especially when they characters spoke.

"It would jar me out of the film, literally. Especially with little Simba walking around. It was too real," one of them explained. "And then when he would talk, it reminded me of those old nature films where they would dub the voices over and the lips would move. I thought, ‘Oh, this is really cheap.’"

"I wish they had a little bit more emotion in the characters’ eyes. If you’ve got animals talking, you can take more liberties with facial expressions... Really with the eyes more than anything else."

The finished the interview by admitting that there is a bit of animosity between the crews. "There is a huge resentment against these 3D remakes from the original 2D crews. Maybe if we got any kind of royalties it would be different."

What do you make of the new 'photo real' version of the iconic Disney classic?