VFX Supervisor Adam Valdez pulls the curtain on one of his favorite scenes in The Lion King. MPC Fwas involved with the project from its inception, when Adam Valdez began discussing evolving methodology with Director Jon Favreau and Disney while they were wrapping up The Jungle Book campaign in October of 2016. From there, the vision began to take shape. Favreau wanted to create a new connection to a beloved story through a documentary-style sense of reality and a true representation of Africa. That directive would first take the team to Kenya on location scouting and data capture missions, before moving into virtual production and beyond through final VFX and Animation.