Feature Name: The Lion King
Cast (Voiceover): Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones
Directed By: Jon Favreau
Run Time: 118 minutes
The Lion King is the computer-animated remake of Disney’s 1994 film of the same name. It follows the lives of a pride of lions in the Pride Lands of Africa. Scar, the jealous uncle of Simba – the next in line to ascend the Kingship at Pride Rock, attempts to kill him and the current King, Mufasa in order to become king himself. It focuses on how Simba lives once he goes into exile because of the misplaced guilt of killing his father and his life with Timon and Pumbaa.
The film is nice and will surely put a smile on your face. It’s an upgrade from the animated version we have seen with the animals looking absolutely real. The music is upbeat and will make you sing along to the songs we have grown up with – Circle of Life, I Just Can’t Wait to Be King, Hakuna Matata, Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Be Prepared.
From the first scene to the last the film follows the exact storytelling pattern as the original (unlike Disney’s 2019 live action remake of Alladin). In spite of it all being the same the movie still manages to make a place for itself in your mind.
The drawback of the film is that it fails to establish the same connect you felt with the 1994 original, where you felt what the characters were feeling. We aren’t saying the film lacks a connect, it’s just not as strong as the one that releases 25 years ago.
We this film that brings back childhood memories 3.5 jars full of honey.
The Hindi version of this film features the voices of Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Asrani, Shreyas Talpade, Sanjay Mishra and others.