Disclaimer: I received compensation from Best Buy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Disney’s The Lion King is now available to bring home and on October 22nd, you can purchase the SteelBook collectible only at Besty Buy! If you loved the original 1994 animated film, you are sure to enjoy bringing remake home for your family movie night.
Director Jon Favreau’s fantasy drama film is a computer animated remake of the 1994 animated Disney film of the same name. It features the voice talents of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Beyoncé, and James Earl Jones. A young lion returns from exile in adulthood, ready to reclaim the throne that was stolen from him and his father by his treacherous uncle.
A Mesmerizing Cast
I do not believe anyone could have voice acted the part of Mufasa better than James Earl Jones himself. My childhood spirit was thrilled to have him reprise this role in this visually pleasing art form. For those who wonder if the loss of Mufasa is worse in “live-action” form rather than animated…yes, yes it is. Just be prepared.
(Ha! Be prepared…I didn’t mean to make a funny.)
I personally find Seth Rogen perfect as the role of Pumbaa. Dare I say that I found him just as funny as Ernie Sabella? It was a very large role to fill. As was Billy Eichner’s role as Timon. They certainly didn’t strive to replace Ernie Sabella or the beloved Nathan Lane but they sure did bring their own style to each character.
Beyoncé brings her talent to the film in both her role as Nala and her vocals to new and classic music. Not to forget, Donald Grover, who brings all the feels in his duet with her for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”. In voice-over years past, it was typical to have vocal and singing talent differ. I like that we are getting to enjoy the vocals from some of our favorite known actors.
Bring Home The Lion King SteelBook
The SteelBook will be available on October 22nd only at Best Buy. Just in time for the holidays. It makes a perfect addition to any Disney film collection. The interior and exterior artwork is just as beautiful as the movie itself. There is also a great offer available. Save $5 on select Disney titles with purchase of Lion King. Enter code LIONKING5 at checkout.
This film makes the perfect family movie night because it brings back all of the spectacular stories of the original animated film with a new thrilling cinematic spin. I love that my generation of this story and my children’s generation now each have their own magic to share. Plus, we all know the words to the classic songs so why not sing along?
The Lion King brings a trailblazing art to filmmaking. There is added dimension and emotion within this film as animal lovers. I feel like we almost connect more to these characters by seeing them in this light. As I mentioned above, the dreaded Mufasa scene is a little harder to take and the fight scene feels heavier.
Even with emotions running high in this film, I think your family will enjoy bringing it home as a part of your collection. Enjoy singing along, falling in love with your favorite characters again, and having your breath taken away with the spectacular views. Be sure to visit Best Buy to pick up the SteelBook!