Movie The Lion King

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I haven't seen the Jungle Book, but this looks kind of weird to me. But the promo image is making me laugh.

Is Disney doing three of these next year? Dumbo, Aladdin, and Lion King? That seems like too much.
 

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In Disney's defense, live adaptions of their animated movies is the only other thing they can do right.
 

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In Disney's defense, live adaptions of their animated movies is the only other thing they can do right.
Why can't they make original movies?

I think its been about 15 minutes since the last movie about a Princess. They can do that.
 

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In Disney's defense, live adaptions of their animated movies is the only other thing they can do right.
But at this rate, we'll be getting live action Oliver and Company by 2020. Who wants to see that? P-shaw.
 

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Will Dumbo have the two crows? If not, I'm boycotting it.
 

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Eh, wished they would've gone the documentary route. Which was the original intention back in the day before they decided on animation. Must've watched the film over 100x a la Fezzie and Batman.

 

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Why can't they make original movies?

I think its been about 15 minutes since the last movie about a Princess. They can do that.
Disney, like much of Hollywood, has turned into a nostalgia machine. Aside from that, the only reason to remake this is to cast it with majority black voice actors.
 

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Disney, like much of Hollywood, has turned into a nostalgia machine. Aside from that, the only reason to remake this is to cast it with majority black voice actors.
So the PC Paranoia is so high that voice casting get you frothing?

THEY REPLACED JTT WITH DONALD GLOVER!!! OUTRAGE! OUTRAGE! OUTRAGE!!! SLOBBERING DELICIOUS OUTRAGE!!

Here's a video from One Direction


They are five white guys so they have white guy voices. Will listening to it calm you down?
 

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I just found out that Chiwetel Ejofor is cast as Scar. And even though he has a great voice and he's a good actor, it's not a white voice or a white actor. So before I threw myself from a building, I listened to this


And it reminded me that there are still white voices in this universe. We shall overcome.

We shall...overcome.
 

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Of course racist Disney has Pumbaa voiced by white guy Seth Rogen. That's the last straw! Boycott Disney! Not because he's white but because it's Seth Rogen.
 

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Of course racist Disney has Pumbaa voiced by white guy Seth Rogen. That's the last straw! Boycott Disney! Not because he's white but because it's Seth Rogen.
I don't want to upset you, but live action Aladdin is played by a brown skinned person! In the cartoon he was voiced by Steve from Full House! But I guess that's not good enough anymore.

Also, the Genie is Will Smith. And even though Will Smith is a mega-star who crosses demographic boundaries, he's not white. He's! Not! White!
 

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Did I say I was upset about it? I said it was a reason they remade it. And in a way, being set in Africa, it makes more sense, especially if they use appropriate accents.
 

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Why can't they make original movies?

I think its been about 15 minutes since the last movie about a Princess. They can do that.
I think this quote by Micheal Eisner when he first joined the company in the early 1980s' sums up Disney's mantra:

"We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. To make money is our only objective."

Once they find something that works for them, i.e. make them money, they stick with it. When it doesn't, they abandon it. For example, Tomorrow Land, The Lone Ranger, and John Carter were their attempts to do something original. All 3 failed miserably.
 

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I think this quote by Micheal Eisner when he first joined the company in the early 1980s' sums up Disney's mantra:

"We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. To make money is our only objective."

Once they find something that works for them, i.e. make them money, they stick with it. When it doesn't, they abandon it. For example, Tomorrow Land, The Lone Ranger, and John Carter were their attempts to do something original. All 3 failed miserably.
I couldn't remember who played John Carter: Sam Worthington, Channing Tatum, or Jai Courtney. It was Taylor Kitsch.

And speaking of Depp, I saw Fantastic Beasts 2. That is one mess of a terrible film, and this time Depp isn't to blame. I mean maybe 10% because the design of Grendelwald is shit, but it's really not his fault this time.