I felt like a little kid at Christmas today walking out of Walmart with The Lion King on DVD.
I've been waiting years for this.
See, my VCR's broken. So while I have every Disney movie on VHS, they're all pretty much worthless to me. So I haven't seen The Lion King in for.ev.er. And it's one of my favorites. And that nasty Disney vault is selfish and doesn't want to share the joy! But finally, finally the day has come!!
Gosh, at the beginning of the movie I actually had a mini hysterical fit of laughter and tears because I was so ridiculously excited; it's such an epic Disney movie, if only because of the incredible music!! Ah I just love it all :D Except Scar. He's right up there with the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. Freaks me out, man.
"Everything the light touches is our kingdom."
"It means no worries for the rest of your days! It's our problem free philosophy, hakuna matata!"
"Dad, we're pals, right?"
"Let me get this straight. You know her. She knows you. But she wants to eat him. And everybody's okay with this? Did I miss something?"
"Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true king. Remember..."
"That's Mr. Banana Beak to you, Fuzzy!"
Okay. That is just awesome.
"And if he falls in love tonight, it can be assumed his carefree days with us are history; in short, our pal is doomed!"
"I'm gonna be the mane event, like no king was before. I'm brushing up on looking down, I'm working on my roar!"
"Hey Timon. It's just a little lion. Look at him...He's so cute, and all alone! Can we keep him?"
"I laugh in the face of danger, ahahaha!
"Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past are up there, watching over us...So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I."
Of course, I restarted the movie as I was putting this post together. It's just so wonderful, ya know????
By the way, the Broadway music from this is ahmazing. Sample:
Bye now ;D