A Decade of Disney: The Lion King (1994)

Lion King

Munir: Hello and welcome to another edition of A Decade Of, where we are currently reviewing the Disney Renaissance. Today, we are taking a look at what’s arguably the apex of this decade, The Lion King. Originally called King of the Jungle and conceived as “Bambi in Africa,” The Lion King was seen as a […]

REVIEW: The Lion King (2019)

The Lion King

This week saw the release of Disney’s latest and cash-grabbiest remake yet, this time re-creating 1994’s The Lion King. Most of the discourse surrounding this film has been negative, calling it everything from soulless to creatively bankrupt. That being said, I’m sure it’ll be the “mane event” and get the lion’s share this weekend at […]

A Decade of Disney: The Renaissance (1989-1999)

A Decade of Disney, The Little Mermaid

Munir: Hello and welcome to another “A Decade Of” series. This time, we are going back in time to see one of the most popular and prosperous eras in Walt Disney Animation Studios: the Renaissance. Don’t worry; we’ll also do another series featuring the most recent decade once Frozen II opens in November. While the Renaissance […]

Disney’s The Lion King Trailer

Lion King trailer

I’ll be the first to admit that when Disney first announced that they were working on a “live-action” Lion King film to add to their growing library of live-action remakes of their back catalog of animated classics, I was skeptical at best. For one, the live-action remakes have been hit and miss, with some films […]

Disney Releases First Lion King Trailer

The Lion King trailer

The Pride Lands are about to get the live-action treatment as the first teaser for Jon Favreau’s remake of The Lion King has been released. Like most people of my generation, I loved The Lion King growing up. It was the first movie I saw four times in the theater (a record that has since […]

REVIEW: The Lion King (1994)

Simba, Mufasa, Raffiki, Sarabi, The Lion King

The Disney Renaissance came to a head with 1994’s The Lion King. The past five years had been a time of change and prosperity at the studio after years of financial and critical disappointment; however, nobody had an inkling of The Lion King’s future success. Everyone and their mother has seen and loves this film, […]