The history of animation up to The Lion King is long and varied

Ron Cerabona
Updated July 24 2019 - 8:24pm, first published July 23 2019 - 5:30pm

Disney's new version of The Lion King set a record for the biggest opening weekend at the US box office for a Disney animated film.It's sometimes been described as live action but I disagree: there are no live-action characters or backgrounds and it's essentially a near photorealistic cartoon.

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Ron Cerabona

Ron Cerabona

Arts reporter

As arts reporter I am interested in and cover a wide range of areas - film, visual art, theatre and music, among others - to tell readers about what's coming and happening in the vibrant and varied world of the arts in Canberra. Email:

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