The new the lion king remake takes a different approach than its predecessor. In an
interview with Fandango, director Jon Favreau, who was also responsible for the design of
the animals for the animated The Jungle Book, announces that the lifelike animals in the lion
king remake no longer have human facial expressions since they want to pursue a
completely naturalistic approach.
In the interview, he explains that the characters look too much like human beings if you push
their facial features too far. Instead, they want to illustrate the emotions of the animals
entirely through body language. He himself calls it one of the
greatest challenge is to convey the charm and humanity of the 1994 original in the same
You can find out whether the new part is as good as the original since the cinema launch on
9 July 2019.