"The Lion King": 1994 Vs. 2019

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 3 weeks ago in Entertainment
Another remake. What do you think IAB? Hit or Shit? Use the like/dislike buttons to vote.

(Note: Daegog also submitted the 2019 remake trailer. I've gone with Gerry's submission because I thought the comparison of the two versions was interesting. -Squrlz)

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Male 9,505
THIS COMMENT IS ADDRESSED TO DM2754.

It was originally made in response to a call of his for moderation. It was deleted when he chose to delete his own comment, for whatever reason. Thus the repost. Thanks.
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So DM, I'm going to take a little time with this comment because I think you may genuinely not understand some aspects of moderation and the Community Standards. Please understand that I'm calm, I'm not viewing you as an adversary, and I'm trying to help. To keep things focused and brief, I'll number my main points.

1. Challenging the assertions and views of others is not the same thing as a personal attack, and it is allowed.

On this board, HG's comment to you was critical -- he gave evidence that Disney has been creating original content, contrary to your assertion -- but it was by no means a personal attack. He was challenging your assertion; he wasn't attacking you personally. Challenging other people's statements is absolutely allowed on IAB.

You took offense at the remark and rather than combat HG's own assertions or concede that he had made a good point, you took things in a personal direction ("I know I haven't been online all weekend. I know how upset you get when you haven't heard from [me] in a while"). From there, the thread deteriorated into some back-and-forth insults.

2. The moderators cannot forbid anyone from addressing comments to anyone else. This is a public forum.

HG is allowed to address your comments, even if you don't like it. This holds true for everyone. For his part, HG does not get along with MonkWarrior. He's decided to ignore Monk's comments to avoid getting caught up in a lot of fruitless arguing, which was smart. But the moderators cannot forbid Monk from addressing HG. If Monk wants to point out what he regards as an error in some assertion HG has made, Monk is free to do so. What Monk is not allowed to do -- and what the moderators will intervene over, if we see it -- is to harass HG. Harassment is specifically forbidden in the Community Standards.

Similarly, HG is not allowed to harass you. If we see it, we'll do our best to intervene. But I don't consider HG's civil disagreement with your assertion about Disney content to be harassment.

3. I am issuing a Notice to you now for spamming the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number to another user five times on his board.

This is the second Notice you've received for doing this, the first one issued on 11/19/2018, when you made nine separate comments that included the Suicide Hotline number.

Let me be very clear: The most serious examples of harassment of another user on this board are your own comments with the Suicide Hotline number. You have repeatedly done on this board -- five times -- precisely what moderators have been telling you not to do. If you do it again, I'll be issuing a Warning, which will probably result in a tempban. Frankly, you will basically be banning yourself at that point.

4. If HolyGod really gets under your skin, there are better ways to respond than what you've done on this board.

First, ignore him. That's what HG does regarding Monk, and it works. Second, if you think HG is harassing you, contact the Moderation Team using the Contact link found at the bottom of every IAB page. Third, become familiar with the Community Standards. They're short; they're easy to read in just a couple minutes; and you can find them via the Standards link at the bottom of every IAB page.

I genuinely hope this helps. No one on the Moderation Team wants to ban anyone. Frankly, it's more work for us. We want everyone to get along or at least coexist civilly. That said, if we have to enforce the Community Standards by a ban, we will.

Thanks.
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Male 45,690
squrlz4ever   #3 made me LOL
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Male 3,118
I have no great desire to see it, but I expect I'll be talked into it. I really don't mind providing a shoulder during sappy scenes :)
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Disney has been rating the public domain stories for decades. now they're just plagiarizing themselves. there was a time when they used to have their own original ideas 
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Male 13,289
dm2754 You mean like Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Moana, Zootopia, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Brave and Coco? Or farther back? 
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Male 4,109
holygod do you mean wreck it Ralph, or Ralph breaks the internet???
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Male 13,289
robthelurker Wreck it Ralph, as a sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet isn't really an original idea.
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Female 1,446
Iam not gonna lie...Iam very much looking forward to this...
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Male 9,505
pinkminx22 I'm with you on this one, Minx.

For whatever reason, I never watched the 1994 Lion King. The cartoon animation style just wasn't appealing to me, probably because I thought the theater was going to be crammed wall-to-wall with screaming little kids. But I want to see this CGI version.

I also expect the CGI version is going to have a lot more attractive power than the animated version for those who've spent time in Africa and remain in awe of the beauty (much of Tanzania comes to mind).
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Female 1,446
squrlz4ever lol I was one of those screaming little kids at the movie theater when it came out...Ok. So I didn’t scream..I was like 8 years old, and yes I am not afraid to admit that I was a bit obsessed with The Lion King when it first came out...
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Male 9,505
pinkminx22 This is so cool. You'll be re-experiencing a key milestone of your childhood with the 2019 version. I really do have to watch this movie. I think I've been missing out.
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Male 13,289
squrlz4ever Dude. Go watch the Lion King.

Also, considering the life span of a squirrel is 10 years and the Lion King was in theaters 24 years ago, I'm starting to think you might not actually be a squirrel.  
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Male 9,505
holygod I have been eating a diet unusually rich in antioxidants.
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Male 4,109
squrlz4ever I was one of those screaming little kids. If you had seen the movie you would know why, you will be a crying little squirrel when you see it too!
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Male 9,505
robthelurker I look forward to it. I'm hoping I can find a showing at a time that will have more adults than little kids in the audience. (I sound like a grump, don't I?)
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Male 1,886
squrlz4ever Back in my university days, I went to visit a good buddy and his girlfriend for the weekend.  She noticed that Jungle book was playing at a local 2nd run cinema that afternoon and decided that since she hadn't seen it, we should go.  Noting that we didn't actually have anything better to do, we agreed.

So we were sitting in the theatre that was 33% single moms, 66% kids under 8 and us three.  So as the movie begins, She leans over and whispers to me "is this like Bambi, you know, with a sad death in it?"  I whispered back "yes".

Cue the scene near the end of the movie when Baloo the bear goes down from a big hit from Shere Khan, the tiger.  As Mowgli is begging Baloo to wake up, a little girl a couple of seats away says in a tiny voice that carried throughout the entire room "Mommy, is Baloo dead?" I glance over and my buddy's girlfriend is sniffing with tears welling up.

When Baloo sits up, the kids all yell "hooray!".

She looks at me and smacks me in the chest and yells "Bastard!"

So watching a kids movie in a theatre full of kids does have an upside, but only if you're prepared to be a bastard.
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Male 9,505
punko LOL! That is such a great story. Thanks, Punko. Loved it.
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Male 5,713
I don't need this.
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Female 2
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Male 9,505
patriciae995 Oh, Patricia. You little lying ferret, you.
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Male 13,429
patriciae995 It looks like trash, and the comments look like 100% fake baloney.  Kind of like you.
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Male 13,429
I used to like CGI, but i'm growing sick of it.  I looked at this video and i have to admit i prefer the cartoon by far.  I prefer stop motion over CGI, hand-done artistry over CGI, Real Hand-Made models over CGI.  Roughly anything over CGI.  As soon as i see CGI these days being overused i become turned off from the presentation. CGI still looks too fake, and it sticks out like a sore thumb.  And when it does i think it's because they rush it instead of taking the time to make it look real.

Stop motion could be forgiven, because it is always fun to watch.  Same with hand-drawn animation.  You know a lot of effort went into it.  But with CGI it could be the effort went in many years ago, and some guy is just running that model made years ago into the renderer again with a new background, for the 20th time.  And it just seems like a lazy way to make movies these days.

The CGI version of this movie looks bad.
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Male 13,429
LordJim That was a bit beside the point, the guy making it was having a lot of fun.  I think I've seen something like that before (the finished result - that puppy looks familiar), and that's the good stuff.
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Male 9,383
monkwarrior It was just supposed to be light relief. It's a skit on Aardman animation's Wallace and Grommet. Since they used an actual Grommet figure I guess Aardman's saw the joke and were fine with it.
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Male 13,429
LordJim Ah yes that's the show.
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Male 325
How is it live-action if it's all CGI?
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katluver It's layers of CGI copied over some real life person in front of a green screen. 
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94 all the way...I mean, no JTT? That's not really the Lion King any more.
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Male 9,505
skypirate I should probably know who JTT is, but I don't.  :(
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squrlz4ever The OG Simba



Jonathan Taylor Thomas
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Male 9,505
skypirate Oh boy. "OG"? Is it really helpful TBU so many UAs? I'm not sure IHTC.
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Male 4,109
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Male 9,505
robthelurker I didn't know what JTT stood for and don't know what OG stands for (can you help me out?), so I was teasing Pirate about his use of abbreviations by making up my own.

TBU, to be using.
UA, unnecessary abbreviations.
IHTC, it helps the communication.
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Male 13,289
squrlz4ever 

JTT, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, voice of Simba, star of Home Improvement, 90s teen heart throb. 

OG, original gangster, used primarily for a colloquialism for the first to do something.

WTF, What the fuck

LOL, Laugh out loud

GWTTOM, Get with the times old man
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Male 9,505
holygod Ugggh! I'm trying. Thanks for explaining OG to me.
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