Title: The Lion King
Directors: Rob Minkoff , Roger Allers
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Musical
Voice: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons
The plot of ‘The Lion King’ revolves around one of the characters Nala’s lines: “Simba's gone back to challenge his uncle to take his place as king.”
But this film is so much more than just a story about a lion-cub-who-is-a-prince’s journey into adulthood and to find his rightful place in the kingdom.
This Walt Disney Production is an epic tale of love and friendship, betrayal and courage. The story is about innocence, importance of nature, and the simple lessons that influence our lives. This story is an allegory to the universal statement (that is also the film’s tagline): Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life.
It enchants children and adults alike because it borrows elements from Shakespheare’s Hamlet, classical mythology, and African folk tales.
These borrowed elements are used in the right quantity and their treatment is perfectly amalgamated into a combination of spectacular visuals and lively music.
The Lion King taught the children of the 90s to “Don't Worry! Be Happy” through its anthem Hakuna Matata ; so much so that actor Vivek Oberoi admitted on a television channel while acting as a judge of a reality series that Lion King makes him cry every time he sees it.
The Lion King tells its mythic coming-of-age tale musically. This film manipulates you into experiencing the hues of emotions that are richer than the colours of the African savannah where this film is set.
With this film we wish that nature continues to bestow us with its bounties by giving us all an idyllic playground that Simba enjoys and friends as faithful as Timon and Pumbaa.
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Lets celebrate emotions with ‘The Lion King’ because this film is a mix of everything that we love about the medium called “film”.