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The Lion King:
The Lion King Mufasa (James Earl Jones) just had a baby cub named Simba. All of the animals come to the ceremony, except for Mufasa’s brother Scar (Jeremy Irons). Scar desperately wants to be King, but can’t. As long as Mufasa and Simba are there. Soon Simba is able to walk and talk and is voiced by Jonathon Taylor Thomas. After hearing about an elephant graveyard from Scar, he and his friend Nala (Niketa Calame) visit it. They meet three bumbling hyenas: Banzai (Cheech Marin), Shenzi (Whoopi Goldberg), and Ed (Jim Cummings), but they manage to leave unhurt. Scar is upset that the hyenas didn’t do the job, so he orders a stampede to wipe out both of them, but it only takes care of Mufasa. Scar convinces Simba that he killed Mufasa, not Scar. So Simba flees into exile.
Disney’s The Lion King 3D is going to be running in and out of 3D movie theaters on September 16th! The limited release will be showing for two weeks only. If you’re a fan and unable to catch the new 3D version of the on the big screen, don’t fret, you’ll be able to get in on Disney Blu-ray 3D starting October 4th.
The original Lion King was released in 1994 and became an instant hit with daughter, 7 years old at the time. It also became and still remains my all time favorite Disney animated film. A feeling that was also passed on to our second daughter, born in 1999. The Lion King, definitely continues to rule in our house hold.
So, when I was asked if my family would like to attend screening of The Lion King 3D, we jumped at the chance. Disney Radio did a great job at making the event fun for kids. Music, fun freebies and trivia for prizes before the lights went out. Might seem silly to some, but there was an emotional aspect of being there, seeing the film on the big screen with both of my girls. The Lion King will always be a special movie the three of us enjoy together. We will definitely be adding the Blu-ray to our home collection in October.
The Lion King is a fantastic film. Filled with fun, well written characters that bring a great message and real life lessons, like responsibility and honor. This film has it all, beautiful animation, humor, emotional moments, family drama, and let’s not forget great songs! Put together on the big screen, I find it to be the most powerful of Disney’s animated films.
Don’t spend your money expecting to see a shinny new or CGI quality version of The Lion King. This is still the original drawn animation. Yet, still beautiful in color the 3D does add some visual depth and does a fine job at enhancing the original movie. There’s not a lot of 3D effects, but there is a lot of wonderful animation and story to enjoy. The movie for us stands on it’s own in 2D or 3D. It’s well worth the money to see on the big screen.
We were each given a “Save $5 on Disney’s The Lion King Blu-ray Combo Pack” coupon (expires 1/31/13) at this screening. Planning to only use one, I have two to share with my readers. This giveaway is easy! If you’d like to receive one of these coupons by mail simply leave a comment below and tell me if you have ever watched The Lion King.
Two winners will be chosen and contacted by email on September 20, 2011.
For an extra entry leave a second comment telling me your favorite scene or character featured in The Lion King.
My family attended a free screening of The Lion King 3D for the purpose of writing this blog post. No type of monetary compensation was received.