Analysis Of Disney 's ' The Lion King '

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Roderick Latimore Final Paper Instructor Among AFI’s 10 top 10 lists is one of my all-time favorite films, Disney’s The Lion King. “The Lion King” is the heart wrenching story of the cycle that all living beings experience; the circle of life. In this film, however, the circle of life is depicted through the usage of lions rather than humans. It chronicles an adult lion’s transition from adulthood to death and documents the coming of age story of young Simba; whose birth is a significant portion of the film. Simba is a song of King Mufasa, a lion who rules and protects the land in which they live. He is an honored prince who is far from danger. Happy days are quickly halted and subsides to days filled with tragedy when Simba’s evil uncle Scar causes Mufasa’s murder and mentally attacks Simba causing him to run away from the kingdom that he has grown to love and calls home. While away, Simba approaches a jungle and meets two friends who teach and nurture him as he grows from a young lion to adulthood. Pumbaa, who is a warthog and Timon, a meerkat, befriend Simba and are the sole proprietors of his transition. The storyline continues, eventually documenting the day in which Simba’s father’s spirit pays him a visit asking him to go back to his homeland and conquer his evil uncle, Scar, who has since taken over the land that Simba’s father once ruled. One central theme that is represented in the film is the power and its relevance. This is shown through three
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