The Lion King director Jon Favreau shares the one real shot used in Disney remake

This image released by Disney shows characters, from left, Mufasa, voiced by James Earl Jones, and young Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, in a scene from "The Lion King." (Disney via AP)

The Lion King director Jon Favreau shares the one real shot used (Picture: AP / Disney)

The Lion Kings director Jon Favreau has shared the one real shot used in the live action remake.

Despite the entire film being CGI, it turns out there was one backdrop which was actual real life footage.

And we have all the goosebumps.

Taking to Instagram, the 52-year-old shared the image, and revealed the Easter egg that we all missed.

In the caption, he told his 1.6million: This is the only real shot in #TheLionKing. There are 1490 rendered shots created by animators and CG artists.

I slipped in one single shot that we actually photographed in Africa to see if anyone would notice.

Explaining where we can see the shot in the piece, Jon added: It is the first shot of the movie that begins The Circle of Life.



Fans could not contain their excitement as they were quick to comment below.

Well thats mind-blowing and confirms my wondering, what an age we live in. Breathtaking, one wrote while another added: Wow! I didnt even realise.

Someone else said: The beginning scene of this movie, gave me chills from my head to my toes.

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The reboot appears to have gone down a treat with fans, despite the composer Lebo M initially worrying about the casting.

Lebo collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the 1994 original, composing so much music alongside Zimmer that Disney put out extra soundtracks so no songs were wasted.

Speaking about the new release, which stars Beyonce as Nala and Donald Glover as Simba, the Grammy winner admitted he was a little nervous at what the two singers might bring to the table.

I was initially very worried about the duet only because Im one of the only people who has lived with the duet on stage for 25 years, he told ahead of the films release last week.

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I know the dynamics, even the greatest singers couldnt [do it].

His worries were for nothing, though, as he added: But the way they blended was “woah”. From there I was conteRead More – Source

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