Looking into the ‘Circle of Life’


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When I think of The Lion King, I think of my childhood. Watching the movie when I was younger, I would have never imagined watching it in ‘real-life’ form. This movie gave me pet names and always gave me a song to sing when I was younger. There is no doubt that The Lion King is a playful, heart-touching, and a watch-again movie.

One of the things I love about this movie is that every character has their own unique personality. Mufasa (voice of James Earl Jones) acts with integrity and goes above and beyond to guide his son. Simba (voice of Donald Glover) is an adventurous, curious cub who wants to show his family he is worthy of being King one day. His friends, Timon, and Pumbaa (voice of Billy Eichner and Seth Rogan) are caring meerkats and warthogs, who saves Simba and help him grow up safe. Scar, (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is the villain we love to hate. He will do anything to be king, even if it takes killing his own brother. 

 One thing I’m not a big fan of in this movie is the color. The 1994 version is more colorful, and uses bright colors, like the older Disney movies.  The new version seems really dull and doesn’t have very color. The Lion King is still one of my favorite childhood movies for sure.