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The Lion King

Austin Klein Professor Fleming English 15s 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...

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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...

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Part One “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...

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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...

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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...

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Megan Roeschlein March 15, 15 Advanced English: The Hero Mrs. LaMagdeleine 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...

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Demarrio Marable ENG 1101 Ms. Johnson 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...

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Lion King vs Hamlet

Many perceive The Lion King, Disney's most successful movie to date, as Disney's only original movie; the only movie not previously a fairy tale from one country or another. This, however, is not the case. While The Lion King seems not to be biased on a fairy tale, it is in fact strongly based on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Disney writers cleverly conceal the basic character archetypes and simplified storyline in a children's tale of cute lions in Africa. To the seasoned reader, however...

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Lion King and Hamlet

Charek English 12 CP 30 January 2013 The Lion King and Hamlet The Lion King was, and still is, one of Disney’s greatest movies ever made. First released in 1994 it was an instant hit. What many people don’t know though is that it was based off another story written a long time before it. This story is Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As I compare the two stories you will notice many similarities between them. One of the first similarities I noticed between The Lion King and Hamlet was the overall topic of them...

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Lion King the Musical

Lion King: The Musical The original Disney cartoon of a lion cub blamed for his father's death has been remade into a Broadway musical acclaimed all over the world. Seen by over twenty five million people in over 15 thousand performances this intricately designed wonder has taken over 37 thousand hours just to build the puppets and masks. Julie Taymor the director and costume designer was faced with a problem of whether to create humans or animals playing the part and she decided to make masks...

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