FUN FRIDAY: Watch the Lion King being made

I know that your powers of retention are as wet as a warthog’s back side… and if that holds particular meaning for you then you’re going to like this video. It’s recently surfaced as part of “yet another” re-release of everyone’s favorite cartoon about daddy issues, The Lion King.

It’s been common practice (even back in the 1990s) to record animation voice actors saying their lines so the animators have a visual reference for the way the characters’ mouths are supposed to move. Call it a simple cheat that works for everyone. What it also means is that there’s a great record of the performances that drive the movie. In the video above you get a great look at Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and especially Jeremy Irons who completely acts out his lines as if he were on stage. It’s great fun for everyone and a quick video, so why not take it easy for a few minutes and visit the pridelands?

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