A classic returns

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It’s been 17 years since my mum took me to see ‘The Lion King’ when it first premiered in cinemas around the world in 1994.

 

Now, for the new generation of Disney-loving kids, ‘The Lion King’ is back but this time with a fabulous 3D makeover.

 

‘The Lion King’ returned to cinemas on September 22 – just in time for the school holidays – to give the kids of today the chance to see arguably Disney’s best story in all its glory on the big screen. The award-winning music, vibrant animation and the incredibly epic storyline will this time be presented in beautiful, crisp Disney Digital 3D.

 

‘The Lion King’ is based on a family of lions and their African animal friends. Tricked into thinking he killed his father Mufasa, a guilt ridden lion cub called Simba flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.

 

The story delivers an emotional message but is combined with some fantastic comedic relief along the way thanks to characters like Timon and Pumbaa, who really steal the show. I mean who can forget the classic song ‘Hakuna Matata’?

 

‘The Lion King’ was once the highest grossing animated film of all time until the release of another Disney flick in ‘Finding Nemo’ in 2003. However, the film is still the highest grossing 2D animated film of all time with US$783 million taken at the worldwide box-office back in 1994.

 

At the time of the film’s initial release it received positive reviews from critics, who praised the film for its music and story.

 

Voiced by an all-star cast in Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and James Earl Jones and complete with a classic soundtrack by the legendary Elton John, ‘The Lion King’ in 3D is definitely a unique cinematic experience not to be missed by any adult or child these school holidays!

 

‘The Lion King’ 3D is now showing daily at Hoyts Penrith.

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