Monday, September 12, 2011

The Lion King 3D review

Last month Ethan and I had the opportunity to attend a screening of a re-release of The Lion King- this time in 3D! In case you've never seen The Lion King before, here's a bit about this movie, from a press release that I received:

An original story, breathtaking animation, beloved characters and award-winning music set the stage for “The Lion King,” a Disney classic that follows the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who “just can’t wait to be king.” But his envious Uncle Scar has plans for his own ascent to the throne, and he forces Simba’s exile from the kingdom. Alone and adrift, Simba soon joins the escapades of a hilarious meerkat named Timon and his warmhearted warthog pal, Pumbaa. Adopting their carefree lifestyle of “Hakuna Matata,” Simba ignores his real responsibilities until he realizes his destiny and returns to the Pride Lands to claim his place in the Circle of Life. The all-star vocal talents—including Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Ernie Sabella, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Robert Guillaume, Cheech Marin and Moira Kelly—plus the rip-roaring comedy and uplifting messages of courage, loyalty and hope make this a timeless tale for all ages.

Produced by Hahn and directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff from a script by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton, “The Lion King” features five popular songs by legendary singer/songwriter Elton John and Academy Award®-winning lyricist Tim Rice, plus composer Hans Zimmer’s evocative score and musical supervision. Set against the breathtaking natural beauty, mysticism and diversity of the African landscape, captured and stylized by a team of top artistic talents, Disney’s 32nd full-length animated film is a uniquely entertaining coming-of-age allegory based on an original story that has since joined the ranks of classic fairy tales and literary favorites. “The Lion King” is rated G by the MPAA. 
It's been years since I've watched The Lion King, and Ethan had never seen it before, so we were both very excited about seeing this movie.  I thought that 3D really brought this movie to life- the aerial views of the savannah and the animals were just gorgeous.  As I've been telling my friends since I saw it a few weeks ago- if there is one Disney movie that definitely should be seen in 3D, this one is it! Ethan agreed with my assessment of the movie- he sat completely still and watched it, totally caught up in the gorgeous animation, the animals and the songs.

The Lion King 3D will be in theaters starting this Friday, September 16th. To find a theater near you, click this link.  It will be showing for only 2 weeks, and then will be released on Blu-Ray 3D on October 4th. If you've got a big Lion King fan in your household, definitely make a point to check out the new 3D version!

Disclosure: I received two tickets to attend the screening and see the movie for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.


strawberry said...

I need a Gripsterz Stayalong for when my granddaughters are with me.

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