The Lion King In the animation film genre, to really be considered a “masterpiece”; the film must appeal to both children and adults, shouldn’t always be based off typical fairy tales and children’s stories, and should “heavily impact its generation of viewers” (Reddy). Where does The Lion King stand as a classic, against other old-time favorites such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and other hits? Well, you can take a look at the 22 awards and nominations the movie received and decide for yourself (IMDb). Directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff do an excellent job, in my opinion, presenting the story of a lion cub's journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. The new Disney story opens with a spectacular celebration in honor of Simba (voice of Jonathon Taylor Thomas as a child and Matthew Broderick as an adult), the newborn prince, son of the powerful king Mufasa (the voice of James Earl Jones) (IMDb). The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle, Scar (voice of Jeremy Irons), murders Mufasa then convinces Simba that he was at fault for his father’s death. This immediately drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comical pair of Pumbaa (voice of Ernie Sabella) the warthog and Timon (voice of Nathan Lane) the meerkat and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat Scar and reclaim his rightful throne (Howe). One of The Lion King's greatest strengths is its appeal to both children and adult audiences (Null). The story is typically darker than previous Disney films, revolving around the difficult choice Simba must make to balance his desire to live a life of freedom or to live up to his responsibility as the true King of the Pride Lands (Reddy). The Lion King is primarily about guilt and redemption (Berardinelli). “Though it is rated G, The Lion King features numerous scenes of peril and death” which
Disney's success continued in adapting their hit animated film into a theatrical phenomenon. I finally got to go see the musical version of The Lion King last week, and the first few words that come to my mind are: "amazing," "stunning," and "unbelievable!" My expectations were met, as my eyes grew wider with the bright, colorful lights, breath taking costumes, and the superb music of the first scene. I was a little unsure at first, wondering how in the world Disney was going to manage putting….
October 2, 2012
Lions: King of the Jungle and Disney Movies
Each generation has its unanswerable mysteries. What happened to Roanoke? Where did Amelia Earhart’s plane go down? What really happened to JFK? But my generation has the hardest question of all. Which Disney movie is the best? This question has brought some of the most intellectual minds to a downright standstill. How can anyone possibly choose one over another? They are all such classic….
In Pride Land that is the habit for the animals of Lion King. The Lion King consist of a ecosystem. That is soon destroyed when Scar (Mufasa's brother) take the position of King. Since King Mufasa died and Simba left, Scar let the hyenas eat all the food source disturbing the food pyramid.
The lions are carnivores that eat other animals, but were cautious not to mess the food chain. When Simba left Pride Land, he found Timon and Pumbaa they made Simba change his ways of eating. Simba then….
“The Lion King”
“The Lion King” is thought to be one of the most favorite childhood movies of all time. Many people tend to think about “The Lion King” as an uplifting and inspirational movie with amazing characters and a wonderful story line. However, there are many parts of the movie that include violence and racism. But because the film is an animated movie and is thought to be for children these aspects are not directly noticed when watching it. In the movie there are a variety of….
The Lion King
The Lion King to me was a very big part of my childhood. I would sit at my grandmas and watch those movies all day, and the Lion King was my favorite. The main topic I like about the movie is how Simba wonders off for many years’ struggles then comes back like a boss. That’s kind of like my life, in ways that are similar, I and Simba are alike. I came to college and wheni go back home I want to do something that is valuable and I believe that me living here on my own will do just….
The Lion King
The Lion King is a movie about growing up, overcoming life's obstacles and learning how to take charge of your responsibilities. When I was younger watching this movie I saw it as a cute movie about a lion and his family. Now, when I watch this movie as an adult I know it has a deeper meaning. It is a movie that not only displays the hardships of maturation, and the perplexities associated with growing but it is also a movie that deals with the search for one’s identity and….
March 15, 15
Advanced English: The Hero
The Lion King - Hero’s Journey
The classic hero’s journey can be seen all around society. The journey is seen in our favorite movies, comic strips, and even in our peers. Even though the hero’s journey follows the same ten steps and could get quite boring and overworked, directors and authors still find a way to pull society back in. Two directors that did just that were Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers, who directed one of….
of power by which they can induce others to behave in accordance with their wishes. These five sources of power are coercive powers, reward powers, legitimate powers, expert powers, and referent powers. In the movie, Lion King, an alpha male, the king of the jungle, which is a Lion name Mufasa, is killed by his jealous older brother Scar. The planned death only worked due to the manipulation of Mufasa’s son, Simba, by Scar. After Mufasa dies, Simba runs away and Scar takes control of the Pride Land….
25 February 2010
The Lion King
The Lion King is one of the most classic children story’s told till this day. It has your traditional good guy, bad guy story line. Where you will see evil rise and then a hero will lead the good to overcome. Although if you read between the lines you will see classic pieces of literary retold and a lot of symbolism representing discrimination and many more problems that we are face with in today’s society. As you will see….
a living lion. These I must have before I can make a charm for you.
The woman thanked the herbalist and went away. When she come near her home she sat down on a rock and began to think, how shall I do this thing ?’ there is a lion who often comes nearby village, it is true. But he is fierce and roars fearfully’ merry afraid. Then she thought again and at last she knew what she would do.
And so, early next morning she took a young lamb and went to the place where the lion was accustomed….