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

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

That’s because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chose to switch “The Lion King” from Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical (as submitted by Disney) to the animation category, while production designer James Chinlund submitted his own work to the Adg as an animated feature. (Disney encourages its craft artists to self-submit to guilds and professional organizations.)

Likewise, IndieWire has learned that “The Lion King” editors Adam Gerstel and Mark Livolsi submitted their work to the American Cinema Editors for Ace Eddie Awards consideration in animation.

Less surprising, though, was “The Lion King
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