The animated movie, lion king was an American cartoon movie musical adventure film that was produced by the famous Walt Disney exactly 20 years ago today (June 15, 1994). Lion King was the 32nd animated movie featured in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Lion King is a story that took place in an African Lions kingdom and was influenced by the biblical tales of Joseph and Moses with the Shakespearean play the Hamlet. The cartoon movie was all about the period known as the Disney Renaissance.
Lion King Cartoon Movie Preview
This is the film about a young lion Simba, who is to succeed his father Mustafa; but Simba’s uncle Scar murdered Mustafa (Simba father) and fooled Simba being a young cub that his the one responsible for Mustafa death, Simba fled into exile in shame of killing of his father and despair.
But Simba learnt some valuable perspective about life from his two friends Timon and Pumbaa. Upon his maturation, his childhood friend Nala, and his shaman (Shaman is a medicine man or woman with the ability to heal, work with energies and see visions) gave him some valuable perspective to encourage Simba to go and challenge his uncle Scar to end his tyranny. The Cartoon Movie was released on June 15, 1994, to a positive reaction from critics who praised the film for its music, story, and animation. The film finished its run as the highest grossing release of 1994.
Lion King Cartoon Movie Achievement
The Cartoon Movie is the highest grossing hand-drawn film in the history of animated film in the United State and the 19th highest grossing feature film of all time. The Lion King garnered two Academy Awards for its achievement in music and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy). The Cartoon Movie lead to many derived works, like Broadway adaptation.
The use of computers helped the lion king filmmakers to present their vision in new ways. The most notable use of computer animation is in the “wildebeest stampede” sequence. Several distinct wildebeest characters were created in a 3D computer program, multiplied into hundreds, cell shaded to look like drawn animation, and given randomized paths down a mountainside to simulate the real, unpredictable movement of a herd.
Five specially trained animators and technicians spent more than two years creating the two-and-a-half minute stampede sequence. Other usages of computer animation were done through CAPS, which helped simulate camera movements such as tracking shots and was employed on the colouring, lighting and particle effects of the Cartoon Movie