Disney's The Lion King director Jon Favreau was inspired by Sir David Attenborough
Disney's latest live action remake The Lion King is set to hit theatres next month. The highly anticipated movie is hoping to recreate some of the Aladdin magic at the box office.
And going by the movie's trailers, it's going to be a big hit.
Director Jon Favreau, who also brought Disney's The Jungle Book live-action remake to life in 2016, has revealed that Sir David Attenborough was a big influence on the live-action Lion King.
Favreau told The Telegraph that he was keen for the animals in the movie to look as realistic as possible, so he used Sir David Attenborough's BBC nature documentaries as inspiration to mimic natual animal behaviour.
According to Digital Spy, the film's animation supervisor Andrew R Jones has said that one of the biggest priorities was "to take inspiration first and foremost from the way wild animals really behave".
The movie already has a lot of buzz around it as the makers released Donald Glover‘s Simba and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Nala singing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” while James Earl Jones is back in the role of Mufasa.