The Lion King

The Lion King

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great "Circle of Life" in this coming-of-age adventure.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] :, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Edition: Bluray
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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W5tland
Feb 06, 2020

For those who watched the original animated feature, don't expect the same kind of spark. The new music was pedestrian and slow. Also, there is a big difference being able to invoke the willful suspension of disbelief with animation and those animals that look real. The story line is the same old patriarchal BS. How much more interesting would it have been to have the lionesses kill Scar and take over themselves. Another quibble- the male lions could not have contributed to the new generation as they were not equipped with the right equipment.

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annod
Jan 28, 2020

Loved it!

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stevania_k
Jan 21, 2020

Fantastic. Just like watching Disney and National Geographic at the same time. Very pleasant to watch. Everything is synchronized and believable at the fantasy level. Nice dialogues. Although the plot is the same old but the presentation is totally different. Highly recommended.

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greatflicks
Jan 16, 2020

Saw the original animated move when it first came out on VHS. I was so impressed I watched it a couple of times with our kids. Then in my 60's saw it on stage a couple times and liked it a lot. We got the DVD yesterday and watched it and it was another wonderful experiance. The color and sound was fantastic. It was another way to experiance a lovely story, the circle of life created by Disney.

LoganLib_Aavishka Jan 09, 2020

Beautiful and nostalgic.

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scribby
Jan 02, 2020

The animation: breathtakingly beautiful and detailed. The story: breathlessly copied from the original hand-drawn version (plus a couple of comical Easter eggs from other Disney animated movies). The Biblical references mentioned by the reviewer below are there but not as obvious (or as numerous) as those to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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BBRUTTIG
Dec 23, 2019

2019.. just amazing. OUTSTANDING

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bobbles1
Dec 17, 2019

Excellent movie, the theme is familiar and basically the same as the original but the production itself is amazing....we kept on oohing and aahing all through it, it was so real....the theme of exile, vindication, and redemption, and installation to kingship and rule of the anointed king, resulting in new creation and the overcoming of corruption and blight on the land - is very biblical and true to the human condition when God is involved....the circle of life is a metaphor for God's healing rule exercised through his anointed king....

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 11, 2019

The live-action adaptation of the Disney classic, The Lion King, was well-executed and remained accurate to the first film. It felt magical and real, with sprinkled bits of humour in there to make you feel like a child again. The soundtrack was excellent with a wonderful cast to bring renditions of the original music to life and the CGI lions looked very real, allowing the audience to become completely immersed in the story. Although the story is about animals in the wild, the metaphors to human life are clear and provoke an emotional response in the audience, forcing them to think about what they’ve lost and had to overcome. Rating: 5/5 @RiverPark of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public library

The Lion King is by far one of the most emotional - yet uplifting - films I have ever seen. As a child, there were many scenes that I did not understand, however, looking back at it now as a teenager, these scenes were extremely emotional. The realism and authenticity that this movie displays is mindblowing. Although there are emotional scenes, the end result is extremely powerful and uplifting for the audience. The storyline, music, cast members, and overall visuals combined create a fascinating production. This is an amazing film to watch with family and friends, as it is suitable for all ages -@roselilly04 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

The Lion King (2019) was an amazing film! I know that many people were disappointed by the creation of this film and thought that a classic should not have been recreated, however, I thought it was very fun to watch. The CGI was insanely great, and I thought that the voice actors suited the characters very well. For example, Seth Rogan was a great fit for the warthog because his voice and laugh suited the animal so well! The movie had some great songs in it, and it was cool to see how the filmmakers presented this classic in 2019! Overall, I really enjoyed the film! Rating: 4/5 @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Rag886
Dec 09, 2019

meh!

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ArapahoeTina Feb 06, 2020

Young Simba: What's a motto?

Timon: Nothing, what's a motto-with-you?

Pumbaa: Nice!

Timon: Boom!

ArapahoeTina Feb 06, 2020

"Everything you see - exists together in a delicate balance. While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give."

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jimg2000
Dec 06, 2019

Over 100 quotes in IMDb already, thanks to the contributors; this exchange is my favorite:

Hyena: Looks like we'll be having pig for dinner. Plump and chubby.
Pumbaa: Chubby? Did he just call me chubby?
Timon: Uh-oh.
Pumbaa: It sounded a lot like he just said "chubby". Which would be a mistake because... I will not be made to feel ashamed of who I am.
Timon: Oh, boy.
Pumbaa: I may run from hyenas... but I will always fight a bully

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there?

Timon: Pumbaa, I don't wonder; I know.

Pumbaa: Oh. What are they?

Timon: They're fireflies. Fireflies that, uh... got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing.

Pumbaa: Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away.

Timon: Pumbaa, with you, everything's gas.

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rtnikko
May 13, 2016

"If you're hungry for a hunk of fat and juicy meat
Eat my buddy Pumbaa here because he is a treat
Come on down and dine - On this tasty swine - All you have to do is get in line
Aaaare you achin' (Yup, yup, yup)
Foooor some bacon? (Yup, yup, yup)
Heeee's a big pig (Yup, yup)
You could be a big pig too. Hoy!"
- Timon and Pumbaa

Mz_Patterson Jul 26, 2014

" Simba"

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tatestevensomg
Mar 18, 2013

"Why do i always have to save your AHHHH........"
~Tomone

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Roseyposeyfiore
Mar 13, 2013

Hakuna Matata, it means no worries for the rest of your days.

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hur74Vety
Jun 09, 2010

"Remember who you are"

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ladyhawk
Mar 31, 2008

Banzai: Hey, did we order this dinner to go?
Shenzi: No, why?
Banzai: Cause there it goes!

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Triscal
Nov 05, 2007

"King Mufasa" of the lions dies because of his evil broth "Scar". "Simba" runs away from the kingdom and Scar. The kingdom meets near ruin until Simba returns a rids the kingdom of scar and his followers

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