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Though it’s a relatively recent phenomenon—just look at Bugs Bunny—naturalistic detail in animation is now de rigueur. To make their cartoon wildlife as realistic as possible, the animators behind Disney’s The Lion King scrupulously studied the movement and demeanor of live animals. Marshall Toomey, a member of the team that drew the film’s monkey shaman Rafiki, and Michael Humphries, who assisted in creating the movie’s landscapes, will discuss “The Making of the Lion King: From Film to Book” at a slide-illustrated lecture at 2 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 8th & Independence Ave. SW. $12. (202) 357-3030. (Tina Plottel)