A zoo in Dallas, Texas, revealed that one of their cubs served as a model for Simba in the Disney remake of the 1994 hit The Lion King.
Share one video of the cute cub on social media, which collected 950 shares and more than 2000 likes, the Dallas Zoo revealed that two years ago it had sent videos from Bahati to Disney animators.
The cub, called Bahati, now a two-year-old fierce lioness, was only a month old when Disney animators began to observe her to make the furry hero of their live action as faithful as possible.
& # 39; The most famous lion cub in the world may have received some of its movements from our own Bahati & # 39 ;, wrote the zoo.
When Lion Cub Bahati was only a month old, the Dallas Zoo observed and recorded her behavior in video sent to Disney to help Simba design the live action
The live remake of the Lion King 2019, released on July 19, impressed with its great realism and attention to details
& # 39; When Bahati was just a month old, we provided Disney with video of her movements that their animation team could use as a reference for movement and behavior when designing Simba in The Lion King, & # 39; it went on.
& # 39; From walking on wobbly new legs to licking milk droplets from her face, we've captured every moment, no matter how small. & # 39;
The video of the cub shows him that he is trying to roar, but only makes sweet cooing sounds. It also lets him see but look inquistivie.
It seems that attention to detail has rewarded Disney because critics have welcomed the beauty of Jon Favreau's live action.
Bahati thanks Simba & # 39; s movements. And the cute cub is now a fierce two-year-old lioness at Dallas Zoo
The Disney action film recreates some of the most iconic scenes of the animated version, including the opening credits of the Circle of Life
Brian Viner of the Daily Mail called the film & # 39; Disney & # 39; s most impressive remake to date & # 39; and praises his stunning images.
& # 39; Favreau and his computer animation department performed wonders to replicate them with breathtaking precision & # 39 ;, he wrote, giving the film a four-star rating.
The release of the Disney Renaissance classic live remake was a success and earned $ 275 million (£ 222 million) in the first week and an estimated $ 750,955,534 worldwide (£ 606,535,520) since its release on July 19 .
However, US ticket sales fell by 71 percent on the second Friday and, according to Forbes, collected only $ 22.3 million (£ 16.15 million). If the new version of the Lion King is still at the top of the box office in its second week, this is not the same as Avengers: Endgame & # 39; s record-breaking $ 2.8 billion box office worldwide.
Critics applauded the technical ability of Lion King's remake, but regretted it brought nothing new to the table apart from updated music tracks
The parable is creepy. In the video shared by the Dallas Zoo, Bahati remains seated, moves from left to right and tries to get her hand on & # 39; roar & # 39;
The film, which had been in the making for more than ten years, crushed all opening weekend records when it was released in April and earned $ 357,115,007 (£ 288,436,434).
Meanwhile, The Lion King redistributed online critics and achieved a 53 percent rating on RottenTomatoes. However, the public gave the film a rating of 88 percent.
The 2019 version of the Lion King already outperformed Aladdin's modern live action movie, which was released in May and produced $ 91,500,929 (£ 73,903,927) during the domestic opening weekend.
Bahati is the official real Simba, although she no longer looks like a small cub. Now two, she is an adult lioness
Great job. Film critic Brian Viner called the film Disney & # 39; s & # 39; most impressive remake to date & # 39;
After Dumbo, Aladdin and the Lion King, who all made their debut this year, four more live remakes of Disney are in progress.
Fans of the classics will review updated versions of Mulan, Pinocchio, The Lady and the Tramp and the highly anticipated The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey.
The news comes after a photographer reportedly took photos of a real scar from the movie last week.
Amateur photographer Fabrizio Bignotti from Milan, Italy, was touring through the Maasai Mara National Park when he met the lion Benna with a scar on his face.
Some have compared Benna to Scar – the villain of Lion King of Disney – who was also injured on the left side of his face.
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