This Fan Awesomely Reimagined The Lion King Characters

  • Опубліковано 4 сер 2019
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    If you left the theater feeling a little disappointed by the Lion King remake, one fan artist has just the remedy for your blues. Digital artist and Photoshop wizard Nikolay Mochkin, who goes by the username ellejart on Instagram, has reimagined the Lion King characters as they're seen in the new film and drawn them in a style more closely aligned with the original movie.
    Originally voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, young Simba is played by JD McCrary in director Jon Favreau's remake. And he doesn't just sound different, either. Gone are the exaggerated eye movements, head tilts, winces, and smiles that Simba expressed in the '90s movie, replaced instead by a lion who looks real enough to reach out and touch... but isn't really as emotive as before. Mochkin brought back Simba's signature sass in his re-working of the character's design, adding in downturned brows when the young lion cub knows he's in trouble, and giving him wider eyes as he looks out at the vast expanse of the Pridelands.
    Adult Simba also got a retouch from Mochkin, who gave the remake's version of the lion his orange-tinged mane, bright eyes, and expressive face from the original film. And though she's voiced by multi-Grammy-Award-winning artist and chart-topping singer-songwriter Beyoncé this time around, Simba's childhood friend-turned-queen Nala still wasn't perfect by Mochkin's estimations. He made her eyes brighter and bluer, her muzzle squarer, and her ears larger and lower than before.
    To some, the biggest mistake the Lion King remake made was dampening the menacing presence of Simba's villainous uncle Scar. Voice actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, known for his work in films like 12 Years a Slave and Doctor Strange, did a pretty bang-up job making Scar sound as vicious as Jeremy Irons did in the original Lion King, but most people felt that Disney's animators failed to depict the mangy lion in all his sinister wickedness. Keep watching the video to see how this fan awesomely reimagined the Lion King characters!
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  • Jean Roelofse
    Jean Roelofse 2 хвилини тому

    Please submit to Disney that was what we all wanted !!!

  • BorderlineCat
    BorderlineCat 3 години тому

    The modificate foto is scary and ugli

  • BorderlineCat
    BorderlineCat 3 години тому

    I like the remake and make the them like the frist film is a bulshit

  • Eilyas Shafie
    Eilyas Shafie 16 годин тому

    Me: 9 year old wow this look cool.

    Me: now awwwwww man

    Me in the 80 wow

  • Cashis Williams
    Cashis Williams 23 години тому

    I like the new movie but a movie I didn't like was called Mowgli something on Netflix it looked to realistic and low key scary..

  • Leah Ash
    Leah Ash День тому

    Yall really doin to much its a new lion king its not suppose to look lile the old one that would be BORING what yall talkin bout yalll need to look up the word new to see what it means since yall dont understand

  • Luke Haave
    Luke Haave День тому

    People are now complaining about the remake.
    I’m sitting here knowing that they messed up. Disney was just trying to make some cash

  • Rafita561
    Rafita561 День тому +1

    Se ven como la pelicula de pokemon

  • Jake Hayes
    Jake Hayes День тому

    I thought the movie was great just saying

  • A blushing skeleton Named Calibri

    Seeing the live action one kinda takes out how amazing the original cartoons were and it's annoying that they're taking them and putting them into an obvious bad review world

  • Boo Aida
    Boo Aida 2 дні тому

    Michelle give me a fun on Halloween tonight on November 1994

  • Boo Aida
    Boo Aida 2 дні тому

    That's new face I love it so much

  • 。タケ
    。タケ 2 дні тому


  • Unsere Pferdewelt
    Unsere Pferdewelt 3 дні тому

    I actually loved the film haha (don‘t @me)

  • Ky
    Ky 3 дні тому +1

    this is super cool but thats look is still animation and fake looking. They went for a realistic look. This is most def cool though,. kudos

  • Lillian Ward
    Lillian Ward 3 дні тому

    ohld the fuckin moemit there both good

  • Biskitty
    Biskitty 3 дні тому +1

    Personally really enjoyed the remake, the cubs were adorable

  • Marco Smolibowski
    Marco Smolibowski 3 дні тому

    vieleicht lernt disney das die leute lieber so eine kunst sehen wollen anstatt von zu viel realistic...

  • cuide bem do robin
    cuide bem do robin 4 дні тому


  • RaccoonCity
    RaccoonCity 4 дні тому

    This whole subject is honestly exhausting. So many people put so much time and love into the beautiful remake and all anyone wants to do is compare it to the original. Why can't they be appreciated as seperate pieces?

    • KayKay
      KayKay 4 дні тому

      I know right!

  • Nerdy Kiwi
    Nerdy Kiwi 4 дні тому +2

    *Aslan from Narnia*
    That's how they should've done it. Just my thoughts

  • Aralynn Espinoza
    Aralynn Espinoza 5 днів тому

    i wanted this to stayed the way it was

  • Aralynn Espinoza
    Aralynn Espinoza 5 днів тому

    i hate how they changed it

  • Tina Haskins
    Tina Haskins 5 днів тому

    Nalas face the fan made her face looks like the lego character face not being mean just saying

  • Glenn Daguro
    Glenn Daguro 5 днів тому +2

    There just doing there best
    And the best the could

  • Kaitlyn Fischer
    Kaitlyn Fischer 6 днів тому

    "original" actually kimba is the original made in 1966 when the Lion King was made later

  • fitzdillore22
    fitzdillore22 6 днів тому

    “... Lacked a certain something...” How about personality, expression, cleverness, hopefulness, fear, rage, and everything that made the lion king the LION KING?!?

  • st00g3y
    st00g3y 6 днів тому

    Yeah I dont like the remake but these arent any better

  • Владислав Дмитриевский

    Don't know about you but I don't like this edit.

    • feral dogs
      feral dogs 2 дні тому

      Владислав Дмитриевский me too what do everybody hate the new lion king movie?

  • Venus DeMilo
    Venus DeMilo 7 днів тому

    Whoever did this is a genius!!!! I would have liked to see these characters for the live action rather than the ones I’ve seen in the trailer(because I haven’t ACTUALLY seen the movie).

  • MusicFanatic
    MusicFanatic 7 днів тому

    This is calming my imagination.

  • ChiquitaCandy15
    ChiquitaCandy15 7 днів тому +4

    God damn I'm so grateful they chose the realistic approach for a remake and didn't do.... this 🤢 It would've just been a super weird rip off, some half assed cartoon animation mix breed, and everybody would've complained even more. You can't tell me you would've loved to see THIS weird ass animation style for the remake 😂 (whether or not a remake was necessary in the first place is a completely different question and shall NOT be part of this kind of discussion here)

  • Mr Orc Shaman
    Mr Orc Shaman 7 днів тому

    Disney failed it's fans with this photo realistic bullshit

  • Creeper
    Creeper 7 днів тому +1

    “Yellow eyes”
    Me: those are definitely and clearly green eyes...

  • XxHarlekinxX 89
    XxHarlekinxX 89 8 днів тому


  • Charlezard
    Charlezard 8 днів тому +1

    This just makes it crappy realistic cartoons.

  • Brian Cortez
    Brian Cortez 8 днів тому

    Ahhh 😯😦😧😵😑

  • The Hancock Boys
    The Hancock Boys 8 днів тому

    But it’s not live action. It’s animated

  • Galelin Martinez
    Galelin Martinez 8 днів тому

    Grone simba looks great

    STARBUCKS LPS 8 днів тому

    Scar reimagined looked so cool. He looked like a villain that people would love

  • KittiesPlayz WithWolves
    KittiesPlayz WithWolves 9 днів тому +1

    Looks worse the movie would be much better if they used these original audio.

  • Daft Desu
    Daft Desu 9 днів тому

    omg this amazing !!!

  • That White Doggo
    That White Doggo 9 днів тому +1

    These edits look terrible

  • BlazeNinja
    BlazeNinja 9 днів тому +1

    These are scary

  • M Y L H N
    M Y L H N 9 днів тому +1

    Who else watch this 10+ times?

  • Emily Bahu
    Emily Bahu 10 днів тому

    The point was that it was supposed to look real.

  • SheWolf Warrior
    SheWolf Warrior 10 днів тому +1

    I didn’t think the The Lion King remake was bad. I thought it was great! As great as the 1994 Lion King! I still love how this person redesigned the characters to look more like the characters from 1994, but other than that I think they did fantastic with the remake. The funny thing is that people (including me) want a remake on the Lion King 2 😂

  • Stefan A.
    Stefan A. 10 днів тому +1

    Its horrible how he did it

  • helr -
    helr - 10 днів тому

    Unpopular opinion: I REALLY disliked the Beyonce singing part in the movie. Too too much. Distasteful.

  • Suzu The Apprentice
    Suzu The Apprentice 10 днів тому

    i’m sad they didn’t add all the iconic moments, like the crying after “can you feel the love tonight” and the hula. and “who are you calling a pig?” yeah those. :(

  • foreignn. ny
    foreignn. ny 10 днів тому

    This how the real live movie should’ve been

  • Disney Dog6
    Disney Dog6 11 днів тому

    They ruined my favorite villain!!

    RODRIGO D.S 11 днів тому

    The last movie is disapointing

    RODRIGO D.S 11 днів тому

    Better than the action movie

  • Molly Short
    Molly Short 11 днів тому

    If you liked the new version you're not a true fan

    • Luc Prins
      Luc Prins 11 днів тому

      Molly Short why is that? You don't have to look at everything like the characters "need expressions". I think that everyone is just hating this movie because they don't want it to be better than the 1994 version

  • Larissa to Friends
    Larissa to Friends 11 днів тому +2

    I was already ok with how they looked like in the live action

  • Pringle. Person
    Pringle. Person 11 днів тому

    Why are people upset with the movie like it’s really good just people just wanna ruin it by making it worse so people hate it more. Like using realistic models/animations is way cooler because you can see what it really looks like in real life.

    • Nova ``
      Nova `` 10 днів тому

      Pringle. Person The point is that the remake should’ve never have been made. It’s shit. Acting? Shit. Script? Shit. Character designs? Pretty, but still shit considering that you can’t tell the lions apart. I suggest you watch real masterpieces, like The Road to El Dorado, or better yet, watch the original Lion King.

  • VeganMommyof2
    VeganMommyof2 12 днів тому

    Wish he could re do the whole movie

  • Watcher Dude
    Watcher Dude 12 днів тому

    I'm sorry but those remade characters look very scary. Besides what do you expect from film that was made to look like REAL animals, not animated.

  • octagonproplex
    octagonproplex 12 днів тому

    The whole idea is to translate The Lion King with real animal behavior, stupid.