‘The Lion King’ Roars Into Surprise Animation Awards Contention — Despite Disney’s Best Efforts

IndieWire | 12/9/2019 | Staff
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So much for “The Lion King” avoiding the animation label. Despite Disney’s best efforts to position Jon Favreau’s all-CG, photo-realistic game changer as a “live-action” awards contender, it grabbed Golden Globe and Art Directors Guild nominations on Monday for Best Animated Feature and Animation Film Production Design. And Disney had nothing to do with it.

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Meanwhile, Disney came out on top overall in grabbing eight ADG production design nominations, dominating the fantasy category with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame,” Disney’s live-action remakes of “Aladdin” and “Dumbo,” and the “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” sequel. Additionally, Disney also dominated animation with nominations for the “Frozen II” and “Toy Story 4” sequels (from Pixar). In fact, if you factor in Fox, Disney collected three more noms with “Ad Astra” (fantasy), “Ford v Ferrari,” and “Jojo Rabbit”...
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