The Lion King

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Kevin Roegele, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    I've just seen this for the first time in years, and I've only realised how great it is. It's a classic, even Disney themselves consider it their finest achievement. I even like the songs.
     
  2. Master Chief

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    My buddy said it was crap...I almost kicked his ass. :o
     
  3. Dark Carnage

    Dark Carnage Leo Zeppelin

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    I think I might get the DVD soon. I still consider it my favourite Disney movie.

    But I haven't seen Finding Nemo yet.:o:(
     
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    I saw it on Broadway which was very good, IMO.
     
  5. Lighthouse

    Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    The opening "Circle of Life" sequence is beautiful, breathtaking animated sequence I've ever seen. The movie is great because they weren't afraid to go with some darker themes. Mufasa's death is our generations Bambi's mom death.
     
  6. Morg

    Morg Super Moderator

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    Love the movie and have the dvd and vhs(first time out) of it. Even have a drawing from one of animators that worked on the movie :D Thanks to my sister, have it store away safe.
     
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    Almost? You should have :mad: Great movie :)
     
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    I hate the "Special Edition" with it's one minute of added footage...WTF was that all about?
     
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    Lion King just may be the pinnacle of their animated movies. Too bad they won't give credit to Tezuka for blatantly ripping off his series Jungle Emperor, also known as Kimba the White Lion.
     
  10. imdaly

    imdaly - Part 12

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    I couldn't agree more!

    I saw it a couple years ago in NYC, and I have to admit, it was one of the most incredible things I've EVER witnessed! I can't tell you how much I've been wanting to see this again, or get a DVD of it!


    Just...incredible...
     
  11. Kent

    Kent The Lord of Thwipp

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    Its a classic man... great film. :)
     
  12. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Wow - everyone agrees!

    What a great day this is.
     
  13. Ryoko

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    It took you THIS LONG?!?!?!?!?!
    OMG!
    I love the lion king -I ve got the soundtrak and its great!! :D:D
     
  14. Kent

    Kent The Lord of Thwipp

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    Masters of the Universe sucks. :p
     
  15. Spidey_Freak

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    Lion King: 1 1/2, The quest for more money.
     
  16. Sava

    Sava Dont cry, my dear

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    A master piece
     
  17. Matt

    Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Actually, the Lion King is based on Hamlet.
     
  18. Max Shrek

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    He didn't know that? I thougth everyone did.:confused:
     
  19. Matt

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    I dunno, I think it is obvious to anyone who has ever seen The Lion King, even if you just know the basic story of Hamlet
     
  20. Max Shrek

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    Maybe he doesn't know who Shakespere is?
     
  21. WallCrawl

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    In their reinterpretation of Hamlet Disney's The Lion King bares a striking resemblance to Osama Tezuka's animated series The Jungle Emperor, or "Kimba the White Lion" when it was released here. Although Disney has repeatedly disavowed any knowledge of the Junge Emperor narrative, the comparison is nothing short of shocking. They feature parallel opening sequences. The sidekicks are almost identical, from a wise baboon to a blustery but helpful adjunct bird. The warthogs here, though playing no role, look absolutely identical to Pumbaa. The only difference between the two at all, in fact, is in the plot--and that's because this film tells the story of the grown-up Leo. Leo's story in the original animated series and manga is virtually identical to that of THE LION KING, right down to the scarred evil imposter lion king and a group of crazed hyenas.

    If Disney truly had no knowledge of Kimba, then what we have is a real application of the theoretical proposition that if you sit a bunch of monkeys down in front of some typewriters, given an infinite amount of time they'll eventually type out Shakespeare's "Hamlet". Obviously, this is absurd and so is the Disney assertion that nobody in the crew knew anything about its Japanese relative.

    http://www.kimbawlion.com/rant2.htm
     
  22. The Singularity

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    Maybe if he was born yesterday.
     
  23. Sawyer

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    Agree, disagree?
     
  24. AlteredEgo

    AlteredEgo Hello...

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    i concur :o

    or it's at least it's definitely up there. :up:
     
  25. TheSaintofKillers

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    Chances are, you ve never seen the masterpiece Le roi et l oiseau. Or every Miyazaki masterpieces (from Nausicaa to spirited away), or Takahata s own masterpieces also (from Goshu the cellist to my neighbors the Yamadas).

    Or Oshii s own works ? Angel s egg ? His Patlabor or ghost in the shell duos ? Im not even scratching the beginning of how many great animated movies there are.

    But if you tell me youve seen at least all of the above, maybe.

    Lion king is a great ripoff of a real animated wonder. I liked the lion king, of course, its one of the big animated movies from my childhood. But it lacks originality and heart imo.

    My neighbor Totoro is probably the greatest children movie ever made. At least watch that one with kids before making your lion king claim. ;)
     

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