Back in 2016, director, Jon Favreau, was handed the reins to curate a live-action rendition of the beloved 1994 classic, The Lion King. Remakes are always tricky territory because you don’t know if it’ll stick to the original sequence or veer off completely. Although, Disney can’t seem to get enough of upcycling their portfolio of animated classics either way.
But, as far as The Lion King was concerned, it was confirmed that the movie would feature songs from the original soundtrack as well as the same pivotal moments we witnessed more than 2 decades ago in the original. So, basically, those wanting the new version to exactly mirror the original didn’t have anything to worry about, right?
Well, it turns out there are actually quite a lot of big differences between Favreau’s 2019 version and the original animated classic, and people don’t know how to feel about it. After all, we all know that these remakes are really for the people who watched the film twenty years ago, rather than the kids now.
So, how loyal has the 2019 version stayed to the original? Read on to find out.