the Lion King was hand DRAWN except for the
HOWEVER, it was NOT painted on cels.
NONE of the Lion King was on cels.
The Little Mermaid was the LAST DISNEY
MOVIE to ever be painted on cels. The Lion
King came AFTER the Little Mermaid, so it
was not done on cels.
Let me say that again, the Lion King was hand
animated, mostly. (hand animated on paper
just like the Little Mermaid with pencils and
paper). however, those hand drawn lions were
then scanned into the computer and colored
in the computer. No cels.
This does not mean that the computer did all
the animation. Lion King was not a 3d or
computer generated film, so to speak. it was
just colored with a computer. and the
wildebeast sequence was ANIMATED on the
computer (to make that many wildebeast.)
Hope that helps to clarify a little.