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Colin MacCormack is a graduate student and assistant instructor in the Classics Department at the University of Texas. His work focuses on Hellenistic and Roman poetry, particularly their use of animals and the intersection of poetic and technical traditions. He is currently finishing his dissertation, 'Animals and Popular Science in Classical Literature'. At UT, he is also a member of the Mellon Foundation’s Engaged Scholar Initiative, an interdisciplinary and publicly-oriented fellowship of humanities scholars. You can email him at c.maccormack@utexas.edu.

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09/19/2019Colin MacCormack
Of the slew of Disney’s new live-action remakes, perhaps the most anticipated release was this summer’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau. After all, the original 1994 version was arguably the crown jewel of the ‘Disney Renaissance’, enjoying massive commercial and critical success (followed by a highly successful Broadway production). More importantly - at least for those like me who grew up in the 90’s - it was a cultural touchstone, a perennial source of references, parodies, and praise. Despite initial excitement and successful box-office returns, critical reviews of the new live...

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