+$Disney's CGI remake of The Lion King undoubtedly showcased some of the+$best 3D Movie+$work this year, but its creative decisions have annoyed online critics. Details in the+$logo infuriated type nerds+$, and on release the人物设计+$also came under fire. Some viewers found that the photorealistic approach to did a poor job of conveying emotion – especially when compared to the original.
+$A new fan art version reimagines Simba, Nala et al to illustrate these limitations and show how a less lifelike aesthetic could pack a stronger emotional punch. The animation was created by+$Jonty Pressinger+$, who used AI to bring digital artist+$Nikolay Mochkin+$'s fan art to life. These creations made us wonder: is it always a case of 'the more realistic the better' when it comes to CGI?
+$Considering That+$people Were Whining+$that the film's CGI characters didn't do the original animation justice, this new version should have gone down a storm, right? Wrong.
+$Some Twitter users, such as戴夫李+$, didn't hold back with their criticism, saying the animation was: "[t]he single most awful thing I've seen on the internet this week. If you want 'cartoony' looking animals - go back to the cartoon. This completely destroys and disrespects the incredible VFX work of this film and the groundbreaking efforts in photorealistic animation."
+$Meanwhile other users were more even handed with their feedback:
+$I definitely really wish the faces were more expressive like in the original, but these would look ridiculous for live action.+$July 23, 2019
+$Is it possible to find approach that keeps the magic while showing off progressions in CGI? Recent efforts suggest not – the upcoming+$Sonic和+$Cats+$movies have both faced a strong backlash over their computer generated characters. Maybe it's time for filmmakers to re-evaluate how they're using the medium?