‘The Lion King’s’ VR helped make a hit. It could also change movie making [LA Times]

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‘The Lion King’s’ VR helped make a hit. It could also change movie making [LA Times]

by Ryan Faughnder

July 26, 2019 | Walt Disney Co.’s photo-realistic version of “The Lion King” is expected to continue to dominate the multiplex this weekend after already collecting about $729 million in global receipts. But the technologically innovative film’s impact could go well beyond the box office.

“The Lion King’s” unusual production techniques, including its use of video game technology and virtual reality headsets, could also change the way movies are made, according to the people involved in creating the big-budget blockbuster.

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