The Lion King Directors on Working with Jeremy Irons

Read the full interview at Flickering Myth Movie Blog

Friday, 23 September 2011

Special Features: Q&A with The Lion King directors Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers

Flickering Myth was one of a number of sites invited to take part in a virtual roundtable interview with Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers, co-directors of The Lion King, to discuss the 3D re-release of the animated Disney classic, ahead of its arrival in the U.K. on October 7th.

The resulting two-hour Q&A covered a whole range of topics including the making of the original film, its recent conversion to 3D, traditional animations vs. computer animation, the future of the industry and much more.

Here are the excerpts which pertain to Jeremy Irons:

Q:  Can you share with us some memories of working with Jeremy Irons?

Roger Allers: Jeremy is a gentleman and a brilliant actor. He always gave us extra interpretations of lines which were fantastic.

Q:  I think that Scar is the best villain of all Disney`s movies.What do you think about Jeremy Irons voice performance?

Roger Allers: I think I’d put Jeremy’s performance up on the top of all time best vocal performances.


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