Film News Roundup: PETA Sponsors Rescued Lion in Jon Favreau’s Name

In today’s film news roundup, PETA honors Jon Favreau for “The Lion King,” “Tigers Are Not Afraid” gets a theatrical release, a Kirk Franklin biopic is in development and “The Sixth Sense” gets an anniversary showing in Philadelphia.HonorThe People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is sponsoring a rescued lion to honor director Jon Favreau’s decision to use computer-generated imagery to create the animals in “The Lion King.”Disney’s “The Lion King” hits theaters this weekend.

PETA selected Louie, who was taken from his mother as a cub in South Africa and forced to perform in film and television productions.

Louie currently lives at the Lions Tigers & Bears sanctuary in Alpine, Calif.“Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ brings to life compelling characters such as Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, and Timon without exploiting a single live animal,” said PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange.

“In Mufasa’s name,

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