Lion King remake has been named the highest grossing animated film, but Disney says it’s not
The 2019 remake of the Disney classic, ‘The Lion King’ has been named the highest grossing animated movie ever, but Disney claims that the film is actually a live-action movie.
The film has scored $1.34 billion in the worldwide box office, more than Disney’s Frozen, which was released in 2013, which earned $1.27 billion, and was previously the highest grossing animated film ever.
The movie is dominated by CGI produced scenes, but Disney do not consider it an animated film.
Box office analysts, Exhibitor Relations tweeted about Disney claiming ‘The Lion King’ is a live-action movie.
Disney stated that THE LION KING ($1.335B) passed BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ($1.264B) to become "the highest grossing Disney live action release of all-time." Um. So this was live-action? Semantics aside, that's an incredible feat.— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) August 11, 2019
Director, Jon Favreau, tweeted last month that there was only one real shot in the entire movie.
This is the only real shot in #TheLionKing. There are 1490 rendered shots created by animators and CG artists. I slipped in one single shot that we actually photographed in Africa to see if anyone would notice. It is the first shot of the movie that begins The Circle of Life. pic.twitter.com/CO0spSyCv4— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) July 26, 2019
The Lion King is the second highest grossing movie of all time, behind Avengers: Endgame, which was recently named the highest grossing movie ever.