How 'The Lion King' Remake Was Animated | Movies Insider

  • Published on Aug 29, 2019
  • “The Lion King” remake brought the beloved 1994 animated classic into 2019 with a mix of CGI animation and live-action filming techniques. We talked to Elliot Newman of MPC Film about creating fur, building environments, and creating characters like Rafiki and Scar, as well as how cast members like Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, and Seth Rogen got to perform in an incredibly unique set-up.
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  • nerv dog
    nerv dog 22 hours ago +1

    they should’ve committed this amount of effort into a new and original storyline

  • Narblo
    Narblo 11 days ago

    And then they say "CGI is getting worse"

  • oygurd
    oygurd 11 days ago

    1. The movie sucks at making you love the characters unlike the original
    2. The animations and the whole visuals are amazing, but still all of it wont be enough to make a good true to the source movie

  • Anirudh Puranik
    Anirudh Puranik 12 days ago

    This movie definitely deserves an Oscar for best visual effects.

  • Miunu Gaming
    Miunu Gaming 12 days ago

    I dont get why people hate the poor movie

  • Heena Shamsheer
    Heena Shamsheer 14 days ago

    Everybody in the comments be saying you need more expressions in a realistic version movie like c'mon have you ever seen a lion smiling at you? Stop overthinking and enjoy the movie. I loved every inch and part of the movie it was honestly the best animations I've ever!!! seen.

  • Todoroki Touya
    Todoroki Touya 14 days ago

    Why does this dude end his sentences like that? Like the Foot Lettuce guy.

  • Crazy Carrots
    Crazy Carrots 14 days ago

    Jeez dude why u gotta be so rude!

    SM SHOE MUSIC 14 days ago

    2:53 dongle life for MacBook

  • Hamza Ibrahim
    Hamza Ibrahim 15 days ago +1


  • leon adjei films
    leon adjei films 15 days ago

    ill save you the watch, badly

  • Nguyễn Anh Thư
    Nguyễn Anh Thư 15 days ago

    If we could watch this in vr🥺

  • Lu Cas
    Lu Cas 15 days ago

    Lion king was ruined. New tech or not. Film producers should be ashamed. Ruined a classic

  • Vro_ Dan
    Vro_ Dan 16 days ago

    no shit it was animated it just made it look realistic retard. do you think they would get real lions and train them to talk.

  • light's upon a star P
    light's upon a star P 16 days ago +1

    When they always have to fight its always on a cliff

  • Vineeth Thomas
    Vineeth Thomas 16 days ago +1

    Now i feel so regretful that i watched it from torrent 😫😫😫 forgive me Disney 😟

  • bukai sakib
    bukai sakib 16 days ago +1

    the hairline

    • Christy CoOl
      Christy CoOl 11 days ago

      What's wrong about it? Did it offend you?

  • Tacos 9987
    Tacos 9987 16 days ago

    77 million hours that’s 8,000 + years
    Bruh you might be a little stupid

  • Lovely Peaches100
    Lovely Peaches100 16 days ago +2

    I feel like they focused too much on making them as realistic as possible and not actual storytelling.

  • Poison Ace
    Poison Ace 16 days ago

    As cool as this is I like the cartoon version

  • Original Character
    Original Character 16 days ago

    "Scatter tool" isn't that a particle tool?

  • Utkarsh Awasthi
    Utkarsh Awasthi 16 days ago +1

    Millions of hours of animation.
    1 million hours = 114 years.

  • Clueless_Gamer
    Clueless_Gamer 16 days ago

    This movie felt off and didn’t feel lively at all. As a computer graphics designer, I feel that they added too much detail without giving the characters hardly any facial expressions. It’s hard to read the characters, and they feel stiff. This is also a case of too much realism. The characters look so realistic and detailed that they look more real than real life, making the characters feel less real. If you were into animation you would understand this.

  • roger
    roger 16 days ago

    prove that technology doesn't equal good film. sometimes going back to traditional methods can be great.

  • andrew h
    andrew h 16 days ago

    Lion King: Dad dies, Simba loses out to his ousting uncle, Simba gets revenge and wins.
    Black Panther: Dad dies, cousin wants control of the kingdom. BP gets revenge and wins. Couldn't help singing "Circle of Life" at the start.
    Hamlet: Dad killed by uncle, denounces Hamlet, takes over the kingdom. Hamlet gets revenge and wins.
    Overall: Twice Disney have ripped off Shakespeare.

    • Kevin Yoka
      Kevin Yoka 10 days ago

      Ur right especially the fact that simba amd erik killmonger lost their fathers to their paternal uncles

  • andrew h
    andrew h 17 days ago

    Dumbo, Beauty ATB, Maleficent, Aladdin, Jungle Book = amazing remakes.
    Lion King, Pete's Dragon (to date) = nightmarish, soul-less for kids + WTF for people young & older who saw the originals. "Oh, we (Disney) just can't wait to make cash!"

  • Project Mercury
    Project Mercury 17 days ago

    3:12 correction. They had to STOMP! the fine line

  • Star TitanIII
    Star TitanIII 17 days ago

    Nah bruh they taught animals how to speak and act then they shot the movie

  • Bluehood XD
    Bluehood XD 17 days ago


  • Magnus Sletnes
    Magnus Sletnes 17 days ago +2

    The only thing i didnt like was some of the voiceacting and specially the way beyonce shaked her voice in her songs, like wtf why cant u just sing normally.

    • Sam Em
      Sam Em 17 days ago +1

      Magnus Sletnes Madonna????

  • Rob Horgan
    Rob Horgan 17 days ago

    8790 years. This is why things are unfair. You can't just start your own animation studio and expect to compete with Disney. You have to work for Disney.

  • TheElectronNinja Games

    Too bad they spent millions of hours only to make a crappy Disney remake

  • Pro Reviews
    Pro Reviews 17 days ago +6

    1 like = 1 salute for The lion king animators

    Road to 500

  • Gggghf Vh Ghug
    Gggghf Vh Ghug 17 days ago

    u mean how the lion king remake ruined it

    • SockLock
      SockLock 15 days ago

      A remake ruins NOTHING, it doesn't travel back in time and destroys the original, it doesn't literally force you to watch it, the original is still there for those who grew up with it and the remake will be there FOR A NEW GENERATION.

  • Dini Sagita
    Dini Sagita 17 days ago +1

    It's really realistic. my friend told me it felt like she was watching nat geo or animal planet lmao

  • PoorQualityIsFunny
    PoorQualityIsFunny 17 days ago

    Insider Channel Editor: Yo what were doing for the thumbnail?
    Insider: Circle, Arrow point and zoom in on the lions hairline, works everytime.

  • Random Dogface
    Random Dogface 17 days ago +2

    Okay, well. It's cool that technology has come that far, so we can a whole movie just from Computer animated animals (maybe humans too), but I (personally) think that the modern Lion King reminds me more of a documentary, than a Disney movie.
    The characters barely show emotions, it all looks so real, but it's actually unnecessary, because the animation was on point and it just looks like, that Disney just throws all of the beautiful animations away, just to make some hyper realistic things out of it... and uses it for money...

  • RM Studios
    RM Studios 17 days ago

    It would be easier to just shoot the whole movie in live action. As a Kenyan, I couldn't get past the first 10mins of Lion King. I instantly noticed its all CGI and just fake/unreal for me to watch.

  • Verdict XXIV
    Verdict XXIV 17 days ago

    A million hours is 144 years. Wow these guy really put in work

  • Ary
    Ary 17 days ago +1

    Literally Milions of hours to make??? 0:31
    1000000 hours/24 hours a day=41,666 days, 243 hours, and 20 minutes. (41,666.666666666 repeating years).
    soo, they've been making this movie since 1977??

  • PRo HacKER
    PRo HacKER 17 days ago +1

    Awemba we awemba we awemba we awemba we weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee awembawemba wee weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee awemba wembaa weeee

  • Kedo 8
    Kedo 8 17 days ago

    Live action Treasure Planet one day?

  • Reyloaddictxx
    Reyloaddictxx 17 days ago

    I luv this film and the hard work they put in the film

  • kcosii
    kcosii 17 days ago

    and people try to say the remake is a "cash grab".

  • mos ab
    mos ab 18 days ago

    The term "movie magic" has taken on a whole new meaning.

  • Grant A
    Grant A 18 days ago

    They should have made the eyes a bit bigger to add emotiinal content, its a trick and the people know its a trick but its still maintains the realism. I think....puff puff

  • Joseph Roque
    Joseph Roque 18 days ago


    Me:mufasa dies in the movie

  • moist master
    moist master 18 days ago

    I forgot Eric Andre voiced Azizi and got really scared at 1:40

  • shane moran
    shane moran 18 days ago

    Live action nemo🤢🤮

  • Ninja Nan
    Ninja Nan 18 days ago

    Why would I watch this when I can watch the original.

  • Wynd
    Wynd 18 days ago +2

    If you think about it, the sad part is that, all of this animal "utopia" doesn't even exist anymore in Africa... We're exterminating all species. It's funny, and tragic, how we destroy something, and then spend millions to animate it and take it to the screens. Wish you a pleasant day

  • xXToraKobayashiXx
    xXToraKobayashiXx 18 days ago

    Funny how often they tell in videos like this that they invented specific programs for stuff which has already been invented.

  • Kimmi Elizabeth
    Kimmi Elizabeth 18 days ago

    That's some realistic anime

  • The Avengers
    The Avengers 18 days ago +1

    Imagine the joy haters will give to editors when they say theyre using real animals and its animal abuse

  • sm3Xsa
    sm3Xsa 18 days ago

    Such a waste of money

  • Gigis
    Gigis 18 days ago

    100% real 0% emotions

  • Pat rice
    Pat rice 18 days ago

    Well now we know we’re all living in a simulation

  • Galxey
    Galxey 18 days ago

    Literally millions of hours of animating? Hate to break it to you but they weren’t animating for over 100 years on this.

  • toby awaw
    toby awaw 18 days ago

    I'm a 90's kid this re-make made me happy, amazing cgi effects,