The Lion King Visual Effects Breakdowns The Lion King is an American musical drama film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, with a screenplay written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a photorealistic computer-animated remake of the traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name.
1250 MPC artists, representing more than 30 different nationalities, worked across studios in Los Angeles, London, and Bangalore. MPC delivered about 1500 shots for Disney’s The Lion King.
MPC Film was involved with the project from its inception when MPC VFX Supervisor Adam Valdez began discussing evolving methodology with Favreau and Disney while they were wrapping up The Jungle Book campaign in October of 2016. From there, the vision began to take shape. Favreau wanted to create a new connection to a beloved story through a documentary-style sense of reality and a true representation of Africa. That directive would first take the team to Kenya on location scouting and data capture missions, before moving into virtual production and beyond through final VFX and Animation.