The Lion King’s trailer has just arrived, netizens have been fluttering for Simba’s too cute shaping. But what some of the audience wondered about was the film’s “live action” genre that many newspapers had triggered a persistent debate online.
If following the true-action concept, The Lion King must have a human character, or at least an animal. But as Disney has announced, almost 100% of The Lion King is performed on computers, from African pastures to images of lions and birds. A live-action movie must own at least one “frame to frame” scene, which is a continuous rotation without processing computer graphics. Considering The Jungle Book, even if the jungle beast is a CGI product, but just having Mowgli to be a real person, the movie was called a live-action. There was a time when the concept of “animation” and “close” was easy to distinguish. Just look “virtual virtual” like Zootopia or Frozen with cute characters who are bigger than people who can know this is animation. But along with the development of animation technology, the footage of births became so real that the boundary was fading away. Looking at an animal in The Jungle Book, can you tell if it is a computer product or a real movie?