‘Lion King’ Father’s Day PSA

Posted by · 5:24 pm · June 19th, 2011

The film will be re-released theatrically in 3D September 16 with an October 4 Blu-ray and DVD Special Edition close behind (trailer after the jump). Meanwhile, speaking of today, I figure I’ll shout-out a two-year-old list to commemorate.

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  • 1 6-19-2011 at 7:01 pm

    Speaking English said...

    3D? For a hand drawn, 2D animated film that was perfect the way it was? Beyond disgusting.

  • 2 6-19-2011 at 8:01 pm

    Estefan said...

    The Lion King was a CAPS film, so the entire film is actually completely digital. It wouldn’t be hard to put a 3-D version of the film together, without looking like a post-conversation, since it’s technically 3-D to begin with.

    Just not stereoscopic.

  • 3 6-19-2011 at 10:14 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Yes, that was my mistake. Still, a 2D animated film that was perfect the way it was. This is totally stupid and unnecessary.

  • 4 6-19-2011 at 10:54 pm

    Kev said...

    What’s CAPS film mean?

  • 5 6-20-2011 at 4:45 am

    Estefan said...

    CAPS was a computer system created at Pixar and then used at Disney for their animated features that essentially did away with ink-and-paint and animation cels. The animators essentially placed their drawings into the computer, which then put together the animation and colourised it.

    The last Disney animated film to use cels was The Little Mermaid with the first fully-digital animated feature being The Rescuers Down Under. If you watch the two back-to-back, you will notice the huge jump in difference in regards to the colour. In a way, it also served as a modernised version of the multiplane camera Ub Iwerks created many years ago as it also allows three-dimensional backgrounds on two-dimensional animation surfaces as well as more freedom in regards to camera movement.

    The CAPS system also helped majorly in creating the ballroom scene in Beauty and the Beast, the wildebeests in The Lion King and the tree surfing in Tarzan, t0 name a couple of examples.

  • 6 7-01-2011 at 10:33 am

    whatafy said...

    They should’ve kept it 2D. Too bad.

  • 7 7-02-2011 at 1:29 pm

    Ben M. said...

    I saw the 3D trailer in Imax on Thursday when I went to Cars 2, and aside from a couple of the wider shots and a image of a bird flying into the screen, the 3D effects were not nearly as noticeable as in Cars or Transformers.

    However, be it the 3D, the digital Imax projection, or the restoration (it is probably some combination of the three), the images looked really sharp and the colors vibrant, which could make it worth watching the film in theaters again.