Rob Minkoff

The Lion King (1994)

The Great Movie Re-Watch

The Lion King (1994)

Director:

Roger Allers

Rob Minkoff

Writers:

Irene Mecchi

Jonathan Roberts

Linda Woolverton

Starring:

Rowan Atkinson

Matthew Broderick

Niketa Calame-Harris

Jim Cummings

Whoopi Goldberg

Robert Guillaume

Jeremy Irons

James Earl Jones

Moria Kelly

Nathan Lane

Ernie Sabella

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Blurb:

Lion Prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.

Thoughts:

This is definitely the golden age of Disney. The songs and animation are top-tier. I wish they made 2D animated movies like this still. I actually have a little card of Mufasa roaring that I got from McDonald’s when the movie first came out. I can not tell you why I kept it all this time, except that I was unable to suppress my hoarding tendencies when it came to it.

Anyway, I started watching the movie on Disney+ because I’m lazy but because of my connection the sound kept getting out of sync. So I switched to my blu-ray. The quality was incredibly noticeable and I started comparing it to The Beauty and the Beast. I highly recommend watching this in physical format if you have the option. The movie is beautiful.

Elton John did the songs and Hans Zimmer did the score, I’m not sure if you could get a better combo than that. To this day I will randomly start singing these songs. I used to play Can You Feel the Love Tonight on my recorder. It’s my mom’s own damn fault for buying me the Disney recorder and music set.

I chose to watch this movie with my kids because I felt that Mufasa’s death was a good next step in the trauma of kid’s movies. There were tears and screaming. Lots of questions about why I would subject them to this, but hey, at least it wasn’t My Girl.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

Director:

Rob Minkoff

Starring:

Ty Burrell

Max Charles

Stephen Colbert

Ariel Winter

Plot:

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Review:

The movie started off very cute. Wasn’t too fond of the middle because Penny, Ariel Winter, was a real bitch. The ending was another negative. It’s like they couldn’t figure out what to do and they said, “Fuck it, it’s a kids movie, nothing matters.”

I felt cheated. The beginning was good and really cute, but then Penny was just too bratty, and then the ending was just too stupid.

Sad.

2/5