School started for us a couple weeks ago and life has been pretty crazy. I look forward to my weekends because on Saturday night we have movie night. It’s a night we unplug and just enjoy being together. This past weekend my girls and I enjoyed a blast from my past..The Lion King! This post is a sponsored post, but all opinions, stories, and my experience are all personal and true (like always)!
One of the most popular Disney animated musicals, The Lion King presents the story of a lion cub’s journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. Simba (voiced first by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, then by Matthew Broderick) begins life as an honored prince, the son of the powerful King Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones). The cub’s happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle, Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons), murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog (voiced by Ernie Sabella) and Timon the meerkat (voiced by Nathan Lane), he and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne. Borrowing elements from Hamlet, classical mythology, and African folk tales, The Lion King tells its mythic coming-of-age tale with a combination of spectacular visuals and lively music, featuring light, rhythmic songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a score by Hans Zimmer. Embraced by children and adults alike, the film also spawned hit songs (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “The Circle of Life”) and a hit Broadway musical. In late 2002, The Lion King was re-released in the large-screen IMAX format. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
The Lion King was a feel good favorite from my childhood that inspired me to feel brave. I loved seeing my kids get to experience a piece of my past and to watch their faces as they took in the movie. Lion King teaches the kids to fill courageous and respectful of the elders in a way little one understands! This is a timeless animated film that has been making my family roar with delight for 2 generations.