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Disney’s live-action ‘The Lion King’ goes for that stunning naturalism


If you thought The Jungle Book had some kind of magical realism going on, just wait until you see what's in store for The Lion King.

Disney teased a minute or so of its live-action treatment of The Lion King on Saturday at its D23 Expo, and though the film isn't due until 2019, it certainly looks on track.

"We know how important this is," director Jon Favreau (who helped pioneer the naturalism of The Jungle Book) said. "People want to know what our approach is, what are we doing? The team scrambled to pull something together ... we just want you to know we're working hard, we love you so much and we look forward to giving this to you." Read more...

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