In an attempt to cool down during the heatwave that has taken over two-thirds of the country, all Saturday was spent at the movie theater watching Toy Story 4 and the new Iive-action Lion King movie on IMAX. Toy Story 4 picked up where Toy Story 3 left off and brought a fresh story to the series that brought on nostalgia as well as a new purpose for Woody, the most famous, self-aware cowboy toy. The Lion King, now looking like a National Geographic documentary where the animals talk used a refined version of computer animated 3-D renderings that is enough to fool the average viewer to believe real animals were used in the film.
While Toy Story 4 and The live-action Lion King both fall under the umbrella of animated Disney movies, the Toy Story series art style reflects the first full length feature film from 1995 that used 3D characters and The Lion King shows the amazing progression and evolution in 3D Design over the last twenty-five years.
While animated features are thought to be cartoonish, and aimed toward a younger audience, it is uncertain to know whether realistic portrayals of real animals is going to be considered to be animation or if it is too real to be grouped in the same category as other animated cartoons.
Will The Lion King be included win Toy Story in next year’s Movie Award season under the Best Animated Film category?
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kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 22, 2019
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