The Lion King brings one of Disney’s most beloved animated films to life in visually stunning photo-realistic CGI adaptation. I’ve kept a close eye since Disney decided to update their library in a contemporary manner. I remember how impressed I was with The Jungle Book‘s Oscar-winning visual effects in 2016. Where these two Jon Favreau-directed films differ are that there is no motion-capture performances in The Lion King. It would have surely made a difference…"The Lion King Is My Favorite Film This Year"
With a photo-realistic adaptation on the way, beloved Disney animated classic The Lion King celebrated 25 years last month. Once upon a time, filmmakers John Musker and Ron Clements passed on doing The Lion King. Their loss is Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s gain. While the duo went on to give us Aladdin, they felt that nobody wanted to see a movie about lions in the jungle. How did this work out? Not only would…"The Lion King: A Beloved Disney Animated Classic"
N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear is a new American Masters documentary celebrating the life of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize-winning Native American author. To say that N. Scott Momaday is a celebrated storyteller would not be an understatement. The 1960s were an interesting time in America. I think this goes without saying. The fact that he took home the Pulitzer Prize for his work says even more because this was a guy who wrote…"Sundance 2019: Words from a Bear"