51 in 2011

“The Lion King”

The Lion King

Image © Disney

“The Lion King” (1994), Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 32nd animated motion picture. Saw a screening of the new 3D version at the 2011 D23 Expo in August. The Circle of Life continues, this time with black plastic glasses… One of the most successful animated pictures of all time, the film is a funky hybrid of Bible stories (Moses and Joseph in particular) and Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” with songs by Elton John. Weird, but it works. Seeing it again reminded me of how beautiful the animation is as well as how it serves as a marvelous allegory about taking your place in life, no matter how difficult. The film looks great and still packs the same emotional punch. “Remember who you are.”

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