Posted on 10/16/11 12:45 PM
The Lion King stand alone as the best animated film of all time...
I remember The Lion King being a favourite of mine as a child...like everyone else. After hearing of its re-release in theaters, and finally getting released on blu ray, I was extremely excited to view it again, and I can honestly say, this is a film that will stay with me forever. I have never felt so emotionally attached to a film, let alone an animated film. The story alone is enough to draw me in, but the way they made the characters, and the emotion put into it, was truly amazing. In addition, The Lion King has my favourite musical score...ever.
The Lion King follows a young lion called Simba, who is bound to be the next king, after his father Mufasa. But after an unfortunate incident involving his fathers death, Simba flea's into the wild, bowing to never return again. After the death of Mufasa, and the apparent "death" of Simba, Mufasa's brother Scar holds the title of the king, but what nobody knows is that Scar actually murdered Mufasa, and banished Simba. Well out in the wild, alone, Simba meets two of the funniest characters I have seen, Pumbaa, and Timon. Along the way they teach him the ways of living freely, without a care in the world. But after all those years, Simba is called upon, he must make a choice, fight for his people and try to regain their land, or run away again.
Now I was surprised at the voicing in this film. I had no clue that Matthew Brodrick was the voice for Simba, and as soon as I heard her voice, I soon realized that Whoopie Goldberg was the voice of the hyena leader. The only star that I knew was one of the voices in this film was Jeremy Irons, he of course is the voice of Scar, and what a job he does.
As I said before, the characters in this film are amazing. Each of them are portrayed to perfection, and each have certain things of each that make them unique.
I honestly could not pick a favourite, I loved Simba, Mufasa, Pumbaa and Timon.
I was also very surprised at how funny this film was. I usually never laugh at animated films, but I found myself laughing thoroughly throughout this.
I also have never cried at an animated film before, but the death of Mufasa really brought me to tears.
The songs in this film are so original, and so catchy. I also don't like musical films, but I loved every song in this film, especially hakuna matata, and it stands as my favourite musical number in a film.
The Lion King is a true masterpiece and deserves a viewing from everyone. If you have not seen it...well then something is the matter with you. But seriously if you haven't seen it, go and watch it as soon as possible, and I am sure you won't be dissappointed.
I am proud to have this in my personal blu ray collection,
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