Do you want to get rid of your children and let them learn something at the same time?
The lion king is a perfect movie to get your kids to watch while you can have some peace and quiet. The Lion King is one of Disney’s best award winning films ever made. The directors Roger Allen and Rob Minkoff made this movie unique and different from the other Disney films. He brought his crew to Africa and they observe the animals and made the animation a lot more realistic.
The movie was released on the 25th of August 1994.
The story is about a lion cub called Simba(Matthew Broderick) who is the heir to throne in an African savanna. His Uncle Scar(Jeremy Irons) is jealous of his father and him because he wants the throne to himself. When Scar killed Mufasa(James Earl Jones), Simba runaway and lived as an outcast with Timmon(Nathan Lane), a meerkat and Pumbaa(Ernie Sabella), a warthog.
Together they grew up in the wild After growing up as an outcast, he is persuaded to go back to the Pride Lands to reclaim his throne. He searches for his identity throughout the movie and finally, at the end he found it.
To me, The Lion King is more than just a children’s movie. There are many important meanings behind The Lion King. The songs are engaging and fun to sing along with. The movie is so good that your children will be talking about it for months(The annoying after effect).
There are many meaning behind the movie such as the circle of life. When Mufasa shows Simba the kingdom, he said “Everything you see exists together, in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope. When we die, our bodies become the grass. And the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.” The teaches the children that everything is connected and that we should treat everything with equal respect.
The camera angle, lighting and the song add to the effect of the scene. When Scar is singing “Be Prepared” The camera angle is low showing that he is powerful. The brightest light is always on Scar showing that he is the main character the star in the scene. The song “Be Prepared” is also a loud and powerful song which gives us a feeling of power and strength. These elements contribute to creating a more exciting, powerful and majestic film.
Overall, The Lion King is a coming of age movie. From when Simba was a young innocent lion who trusted everyone to a lion who wants to enjoy his life and ignore the past and responsibilities to a hero who rescued his kingdom from dying.
The Lion King is an amazing film made for everyone. The directors did an awesome job creating an engaging animation and catchy songs that can be stuck in your head for months. The talented film directors Roger Allen and Rob Minkoff put together a fantastic film which causes wild emotional rollercoaster inside the viewers head. The Lion King is a thrilling film that I would rate 10 out of 10 and recommend it to everyone.