Another Disney classic, “The Lion King” is being released on DVD in Diamond Edition. If you did not think this animation could top itself you were wrong. The latest Blu-Ray version is quite impressive. In “The Lion King” we are taught the circle of life and how animal existence thrives with it. The young lion prince is born and everyone is rejoicing. Everyone except Scar, the young cubs uncle who is having a difficult time accepting the new prince who is the heir. When Scar can’t accept his dull future he takes initiative.
Taking charge Scar decides he is what is best for the lion’s future and puts a plan in motion. The start of his plan is to rid of Mufasa (Simba’s Father) and convince his son Simba that he is at fault for his demise. Feeling all alone and to blame for the loss of his father Simba flees the town and his pack and starts over new.
Once Simba and Mufasa are out of control, Scar takes over and destroys all the hope and love that kept the circle of life in tact. Meanwhile Simba is connecting with new friends and starting over, until his old life crosses paths with his new ones. Simba’s old friend Nala has a happy reunion with her old friend and informs him of how life has been turned upside down because of his uncle. He returns to make things right and become the prince he was destined to be.
“The Lion King” is one of the best animations with music to match. Every musical scene was a magical sensation. The Blu-Ray made is ten times more enjoyable with high definition sound and animated scenes. Still one of the best Disney movies to date this film reminds you why it is still called that. A wonderful message about family and friendship and having pride in who you are. Still a magical film that will be enjoyed for many years to come.