• The best movie boxsets to stream on Disney+
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    The best movie boxsets to stream on Disney+

    Disney's new streaming service has plenty of binge-worthy movie content, from the modern big guns to the nostalgic classics.

  • ‘The Lion King’ Is King at the Visual Effects Society Awards
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    ‘The Lion King’ Is King at the Visual Effects Society Awards

    “The Lion King,” the Disney “live-action” remake that is made up almost entirely of computer-generated characters and backgrounds, has won three awards at the Visual Effects Society’s 18th annual VES Awards, which were handed out Wednesday night in Los Angeles.The film won for its virtual cinematography and created environment, and also took the award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, the VES category that corresponds most closely to the Academy Awards’ Best Visual Effects category.“The Irishman,” with its extensive use of de-aging technology, won two awards, including Outstanding Supporting Effects in a Photoreal Feature. “Missing Link” was the top animated feature with two awards.Also Read: 'The Lion King' Crosses $500 Million Domestic, Will Soon Pass 'Beauty and the Beast'In the television categories, “Stranger Things” and “Game of Thrones” each received a pair of awards. So did “The Mandalorian” — including one for “The Child,” the episode built around the year’s most viral CG character, Baby Yoda.The film that wins the VES award in the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature category (or its predecessor, Outstanding Visual Effects in an Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture) has gone on to win the VFX Oscar 10 times in the last 17 years, but only once in the last five. The Outstanding Supporting Effects winner has won the Oscar twice in that time, including last year with “First Man.”Oscar nominees in the category this year include the two top VES winners, “The Lion King” and “The Irishman,” as well as “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which won one VES award, and “Avengers: Endgame” and “1917,” which did not win any.Also Read: 'The Irishman': Martin Scorsese on De-Aging De Niro and Pacino Without 'Helmets or Tennis Balls on Their Faces'Also at the show, Sheena Duggal received the VES Award for Creative Excellence, Roland Emmerich was given the Visionary Award and Martin Scorsese received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Scorsese could not attend and accepted the award via video.The show took place at the Beverly Hilton and was hosted by Patton Oswalt.The winners:Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature: “The Lion King” Robert Legato Tom Peitzman Adam Valdez Andrew R. JonesOutstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature: “The Irishman” Pablo Helman Mitchell Ferm Jill Brooks Leandro Estebecorena Jeff BrinkOutstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature: “Missing Link” Brad Schiff Travis Knight Steve Emerson Benoit DubucOutstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode: “The Mandalorian”: “The Child” Richard Bluff Abbigail Keller Jason Porter Hayden Jones Roy K. CancinoOutstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode: “Chernobyl”: “1:23:45” Max Dennison Lindsay McFarlane Clare Cheetham Paul Jones Claudius Christian RauchOutstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project: “Control” Janne Pulkkinen Elmeri Raitanen Matti Hämäläinen James TottmanOutstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial: Hennessy: “The Seven Worlds” Carsten Keller Selçuk Ergen Kiril Mirkov William LabanOutstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project: “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” Jason Bayever Patrick Kearney Carol Norton Bill GeorgeOutstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature: “Alita: Battle Angel”: Alita Michael Cozens Mark Haenga Olivier Lesaint Dejan MomcilovicOutstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature: “Missing Link”: Susan Rachelle Lambden Brenda Baumgarten Morgan Hay Benoit DubucOutstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project: “Stranger Things 3”: Tom/Bruce Monster Joseph Dubé-Arsenault Antoine Barthod Frederick Gagnon Xavier LafargeOutstanding Animated Character in a Commercial: “Cyberpunk 2077”: Dex Jonas Ekman Jonas Skoog Marek Madej Grzegorz ChojnackiOutstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature: “The Lion King”: The Pridelands Marco Rolandi Luca Bonatti Jules Bodenstein Filippo PretiOutstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature: “Toy Story 4”: Antiques Mall Hosuk Chang Andrew Finley Alison Leaf Philip ShoebottomOutstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project: “Game of Thrones”: “The Iron Throne”: Red Keep Plaza Carlos Patrick DeLeon Alonso Bocanegra Martinez Marcela Silva Benjamin RossOutstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project: “The Lion King” Robert Legato Caleb Deschanel Ben Grossmann AJ SciuttoOutstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project: “The Mandalorian”: The Sin; The Razorcrest Doug Chiang Jay Machado John Goodson Landis Fields IVOutstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Don Wong Thibault Gauriau Goncalo Cababca François-Maxence DesplanquesOutstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature: “Frozen II” Erin V. Ramos Scott Townsend Thomas Wickes Rattanin SirinaruemarnOutstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project: “Stranger Things 3”: Melting Tom/Bruce Nathan Arbuckle Christian Gaumond James Dong Aleksandr StarkovOutstanding Compositing in a Feature: “The Irishman” Nelson Sepulveda Vincent Papaix Benjamin O’Brien Christopher DoerhoffOutstanding Compositing in an Episode: “Game of Thrones”: “The Long Night”: Dragon Ground Battle Mark Richardson Darren Christie Nathan Abbott Owen LongstaffOutstanding Compositing in a Commercial: Hennessy:” The Seven Worlds” Rod Norman Guillaume Weiss Alexander Kulikov Alessandro GranellaOutstanding Special (Practical) Effects in a Photoreal or Animated Project: “The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance”: “She Knows All the Secrets” Sean Mathiesen Jon Savage Toby Froud Phil HarveyOutstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project: “The Beauty” Marc Angele Aleksandra Todorovic Pascal Schelbli Noel WinzenRead original story ‘The Lion King’ Is King at the Visual Effects Society Awards At TheWrap

  • What to expect from Disney’s live-action 'Mulan': Strong women but no songs or Mushu
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    What to expect from Disney’s live-action 'Mulan': Strong women but no songs or Mushu

    Mulan director Niki Caro reveals new details on Disney’s next big live action remake.

  • The biggest box office hits and misses of 2019
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    The biggest box office hits and misses of 2019

    It has been an exciting year of movies big and small, but which ones flew highest and which ones crashed and burned?

  • 'The Lion King' remake will not compete for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars
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    'The Lion King' remake will not compete for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars

    Disney may have had the last word in the debate over whether The Lion King remake is 'live-action' or not.

  • Original Young Simba from 'The Lion King' reveals he turned down £1.6m fee for royalties
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    Original Young Simba from 'The Lion King' reveals he turned down £1.6m fee for royalties

    Jason Weaver, the actor and singer who provided the singing voice for Young Simba in the original Lion King, has revealed that he turned down a massive $2 million fee for the role

  • Inside Jon Favreau's 'Lion King' remake: Watch the voice stars act out the Disney movie behind the scenes
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    Inside Jon Favreau's 'Lion King' remake: Watch the voice stars act out the Disney movie behind the scenes

    Taking a cue from Walt Disney, director had his stars perform as their animal counterparts. Watch the exclusive video.

  • Cinema chains branded a 'disgrace' for lack of subtitled screenings for deaf children
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    Cinema chains branded a 'disgrace' for lack of subtitled screenings for deaf children

    British cinema chains are failing deaf children by 'refusing to put on subtitled performances', according to the leading deaf children's charity.

  • US summer box office drops two percent despite huge hauls from 'Lion King' and 'Spider-Man'
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    US summer box office drops two percent despite huge hauls from 'Lion King' and 'Spider-Man'

    The summer box office in the US shrank two percent this year, despite a host of hit movies at the multiplexes.

  • Is 'The Lion King' live action or animation? Its VFX supervisor has his say
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    Is 'The Lion King' live action or animation? Its VFX supervisor has his say

    Disney has called 'The Lion King' "a whole new medium", but where does Adam Valdez, MPC VFX supervisor stand on the debate?

  • John Oliver Reveals That Beyoncé-'The Lion King' Conspiracy Theory Is True
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    John Oliver Reveals That Beyoncé-'The Lion King' Conspiracy Theory Is True

    The "Last Week Tonight" host confirmed speculation about a promo photo of the cast.

  • Beyoncé's Daughter Blue Ivy Gets Her First Writing Credit at 7 Years Old With 'Brown Skin Girl'
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    Beyoncé's Daughter Blue Ivy Gets Her First Writing Credit at 7 Years Old With 'Brown Skin Girl'

    The eldest Carter kid adorably sings on track No. 15 off 'The Lion King: The Gift' album.

  • Rave early reactions for Disney's 'The Lion King' remake
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    Rave early reactions for Disney's 'The Lion King' remake

    Disney's big budget CGI remake of The Lion King premiered in the US last night, and while reviews are still embargoed for a few more days, the early reactions are coming in on social media.

  • It should be 'The Lion Queen' not 'The Lion King', says top zoologist
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    It should be 'The Lion Queen' not 'The Lion King', says top zoologist

    Disney's 'Circle of Life' isn't quite how it works for lions in the real world.

  • 'The Lion King' remake is half an hour longer than the original
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    'The Lion King' remake is half an hour longer than the original

    The Lion King is half an hour longer than the animated original, but does that mean more TImon and Pumbaa?

  • New 'The Lion King' portraits prompt roars of laughter online
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    New 'The Lion King' portraits prompt roars of laughter online

    From Beyoncé, to Donald Glover the portraits of the stars and paws of The Lion King set social media on fire.

  • The most exciting movies coming in July
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    The most exciting movies coming in July

    From terrifying horrors and stupendous superhero adventures, plus a couple of terrific re-releases you won’t want to miss, the next 31 days have a lot to offer.

  • The most-streamed Disney songs revealed
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    The most-streamed Disney songs revealed

    New research has analysed the number of times some of the most popular Disney songs have been played on Spotify to reveal the world’s favourite Disney songs.With the release of Toy Story 4 and the upcoming Lion King remake, the buzz around Disney and its famous soundtracks is bigger than ever, but it’s their most recent releases that dominate the most-listened chart.7 of the films featured in the top 10 were released after 2005, and the number 1 song is VERY number 1. For more details on the research conducted by Play Like Mum, and the full top 50 Disney songs click here.

  • This major element had to change in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ live-action reboot
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    This major element had to change in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ live-action reboot

    It’s not going to be shot-for-shot.

  • 'The Lion King' at 25: How the Disney classic was rescued from the jaws of defeat
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    'The Lion King' at 25: How the Disney classic was rescued from the jaws of defeat

    In light of its 25th anniversary, what are the best memories you have of the film?

  • Hear Beyoncé for first time as Nala in new 'Lion King' teaser
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    Hear Beyoncé for first time as Nala in new 'Lion King' teaser

    Twitter erupts as the Queen Bey debuts her vocals for Jon Favreau's hugely anticipated CGI remake of the Disney classic.

  • 'The Lion King' debuts eight new character posters
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    'The Lion King' debuts eight new character posters

    With Aladdin, Dumbo, and Avengers: Endgame already in cinemas, Disney’s assault on your cinemagoing funds continues apace with the forthcoming release of The Lion King on 19 July.The Jungle Book’s Jon Favreau has directed the new live action (or, to be pedantic, photorealistic CGI) remake of the iconic 1994 animation, and has recruited an all-star cast to do the voices. From Beyonce and Donald Glover, to John Oliver and Seth Rogen, every role has a killer voice behind it, including James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa.Click through the slideshow to get a closer look at the incredibly lifelike CGI work, done by UK visual effects house MPC, to bring the characters to (the circle of) life.The Lion King is in cinemas from 19 July.

  • Fans have a mixed reaction to live action ‘The Lion King’ character posters
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    Fans have a mixed reaction to live action ‘The Lion King’ character posters

    They’re ‘nightmare fuel,’ apparently

  • 'Long Shot’s Seth Rogen says ‘The Lion King’ isn’t an identical remake (exclusive)
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    'Long Shot’s Seth Rogen says ‘The Lion King’ isn’t an identical remake (exclusive)

    "We improvised a lot,” Rogen says.