The Lion King ★★½

This isn't completely worthless. What The Lion King (2019) demonstrates, perhaps better than any film prior to its existence, is the significance of recognising animation's plasmatism as a key specificity. So much is lost in the realism, faded by its rigid abiding of the laws of reality, so much lost out of fear of expression. The Lion King was an animated masterpiece, exploiting the form and all its potential, this take only emphasises that.