So, here is my comparison on both the animated version and its live-action reboot. Ready?
While the majority of the story is the same, there are a couple of changes in the story, like we get to see more of Scar, Sarabi and Nala shortly after Simba was exiled and Mufasa's death. (Tied)
One thing that I am very impressed is that both Nala and Sarabi have more character developments in this reboot. I am very happy for her independence and bravery throughout the entire film. (2019 Version)
Scar on the other hand, is very much like King Stefan from Maleficent despite that his personality from the animated feature remains the same. Especially the final battle scene, he would send chills to your spine! Despite this, I still prefer Jeremy Irons as Scar. (1994 Version)
Whereas Timon and Pumbaa, they have more wittiness and charisma than their animated counterpart, even though I prefer their animated versions, in terms of their appearances! But, good job! (Tied)
Finally, I am also very happy that the hyenas are more instead of 3 when we first meet them. But at the same time, I was also very happy that Shenzi is the leader of the group. The way they kill Scar in the end is more graphic and scarier than the animated version, so bravo! (Tied)
The Songs & The Musical Score
While the majority of the songs are the same, I was disappointed that "Be Prepared" is shortened for this reboot. (1994 Version)
On the other hand, there are 2 new songs that were written for this version. They are "Spirit" and "Never Too Late", I was really move by these 2 songs to start off with. (2019 Version)
On the witty side, I love how Timon and Pumba sang "Be Our Guest" from Disney's Beauty and the Beast! I was actually expecting them to do the Hula Dance. But, I guess that they want to do something different. (Tied)
Team 1994 or Team 2019?
So, which version do you prefer? If you ask me, I would go for both of them, mainly because they are good in their own ways.