THE LION KING (2019)

Robert Legato | Adam Valdez | Andrew R. Jones | Elliot Newman

In Africa, future king Simba is born, but the ensuing battle for Pride Rock is marred by betrayal and tragedy, resulting in the young cub’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba soon finds he must grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

POSSIBLE

The experts and I think “1917” holds the front-runner status on this category, but when you actually sit down and think about it, which films are dependent on their visual effects. The titles that come to mind are “Avengers: Endgame” (which was beloved this year) and “The Lion King” (which is Disney and that name means a lot). This film would not exist without visual effects and it does a decent job of breaking some ground. That being said, I do not feel like it was popular enough to get enough members behind it.

Robert Legato

1995 (68th)Best Visual Effects“Apollo 13”NOMINEE
1997 (70th)Best Visual Effects“Titanic”WON
2011 (84th)Best Visual Effects“Hugo”WON
2016 (89th)Best Visual Effects“The Jungle Book”WON

Adam Valdez

2016 (89th)Best Visual Effects“The Jungle Book”WON

Andrew R. Jones

2004 (77th)Best Visual Effects“I, Robot”NOMINEE
2009 (82nd)Best Visual Effects“Avatar”WON
2016 (89th)Best Visual Effects“The Jungle Book”WON

Elliot Newman

NONE

RELEASE DATE
July 19, 2019

DIRECTOR
Jon Favreau

SCREENPLAY
Jeff Nathanson

BASED ON
Disney’s “The Lion King”
by
Irene Mecchi
Jonathan Roberts
Linda Woolverton

STUDIO
Walt Disney Pictures

PG
(for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements)

ANIMATED
ADVENTURE
DRAMA
FAMILY
MUSICAL

118 minutes

OSCARS CHALLENGE
Viewed on February 2 2020
Streamed on Disney Plus

FILMS LEFT

16

DAYS LEFT

8

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