Do you know the behind the scenes of Disney’s The Lion King movie?
Ready to take your place? With its magnificent music, for example. Don't forget the stars, like Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. What is it that makes Disney's The Lion King really special? Of course all the magic behind the scenes to bring back the story of Simba into real form. These are the facts about the story behind the scenes that you should know.
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EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN IS CREATED WITH A COMPUTER
Disney's live action The Lion King is no ordinary animation. Cool, virtual reality (VR) technology is used in the technique of making all parts in this live-action film to provide a very realistic computer visualization. That is, the crew of the cameramen can really jump into the world of The Lion King and stand side by side with a computer-made lion, instead of just sitting in front of the computer and doing everything. So, who wants to take a VR trip to Pride Lands?
RESEARCH FOR THIS FILM TAKES SINEAS FROM DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, filmmakers have the opportunity to learn "real stars" from this film, namely the lions, hyenas, wild boars, and others up close. They even record the sound of a group of lions in a zoo to get an authentic sound. Take a look at the tiny Simba roar in the wildebeest scene: the crew crews to go to Magdeburg Zoo in Germany to record the sounds of baby lions to get a real roar.
VISITING AND SAFARI TO AFRICAN NATURE
There is no better source of inspiration than Africa. To create Pride Lands, filmmakers looked at many locations in Kenya, taking the Chyulu Hills rock formation as Pride Rock inspiration. For the beautiful forests where Simba grew with Timon and Pumbaa, Mount of Kenya with its rich flora is the reference. Finally, filmmakers took more than 240,000 photos in a two-week trip on this marvelous continent.
NON-TRADITIONAL METHODS ARE USED TO GET THE BEST APPEARANCE OF THE ACTORS
If the voice actors usually speak in front of the microphone, filmmakers in this film record the voices of the actors with the name "black box theater". By providing space, the actors can freely walk, interact with other actors, even make improvisations, so that the results obtained are more emotional. You definitely want to see how this technique is used on Timon and Pumbaa (starring Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen).
130 ANIMATORS ARE NEEDED TO TURN ANIMALS
After shooting and sound recording is complete, it's time to enter the animation work phase. The animators need about nine months to develop each character's animation. They pay close attention from the feathers of each character to how their stomach and neck muscles move when they talk and sing. Overall, VFX artists have turned on 86 different species for this film!