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This Lion King's so real, it is unnatural

The remake has traded personality for hyper-real digi-clones that are nothing more than a spectacle of technological marvel

If I had wanted to experience wildlife in its natural majesty, I would, short of going on a safari, subscribe to National Geographic channel.

And if I wanted to watch The Lion King, I would, well, watch the beloved 1994 Walt Disney Animation musical blockbuster, still the highest-grossing hand-drawn animation feature in history.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 30, 2019, with the headline 'This Lion King's so real, it is unnatural'. Print Edition | Subscribe