In this episode of the Popzara Podcast we’ve assembled a most impressive pride, led by chief lionesses Annette Palmer, Nia Bothwell and – lurking in the shadows, Nathan Evans to talk about Disney’s all-new CGI remake of The Lion King. Directed by Jon Favreau (2016’s The Jungle Book), it’s the third film this year, after Dumbo and Aladdin, in The Mouse House’s continuing mission to remake, rework, and otherwise redo every animated feature left in their coveted Disney Vault.
With an all-star cast of celebrity voices, photorealistic wildlife, and reworked musical numbers how does the 2019 remake compare to the 1994 original classic? Do favorites like Mufasa, Simba, Zazu, Timon and Pumba survive the transition from hand-drawn goodness to hyper-realistic CGI animation? Join the safari as our Lion King-loving hosts take you on a spoiler-filled recap of what’s destined to become one of the year’s biggest box-office blockbusters – if it’s even possible to spoil a movie that basically clones its source material. Hakuna matata!