#TheLionKing and #BadMoonRising

Happy Monday!  I’m still playing catchup and have several unchecked boxes on my to-do list – which I’m hoping to take care of before vacation.  I’m keeping the vision of waves, sand, a chair, books, and an umbrella at the forefront of my brain for inspiration.  And I have to make my list of beach reads!

Last weekend we visited with my oldest son and went to see The Lion King.  At around two-years-old, he was obsessed with it – shirts, shoes, sheets, a sleeping bag, and action figures he took everywhere – we contributed a lot toward Disney’s healthy bottom line.  He also watched the movie on video every night.  Hubby and I could probably still recite it from memory.  Seeing the new movie with him was special – kind of like coming full circle (or circle of life – you know I just had to throw that in).  We all had the same opinion – the new version wasn’t bad, but the animated one is still  better.

In case you missed it next week, I still have openings for Bad Moon Rising in October.  About half the spots filled up the first day, so contact me at tpolen6@gmail.com soon if you’d like to participate!  Click here for more details.

31 thoughts on “#TheLionKing and #BadMoonRising

  1. I haven’t seen the new Lion King movie yet, because I don’t go to the cinema any more, so have to wait for the DVD. But I love the animated one, and have watched it dozens of times, so you know I have to see the new one too… Even though you aren’t the only person to tell me the animated one is better.

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  2. Sometimes I wonder if all those ‘classic’ movies re-doing are to play for audience for that era. Toy story, lion king, the dci icons. They were all the heroes of long ago, and when those movies are re-done, the first in line to watch them are the fans who were fans in those times.

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  3. My kids loved that movie. It always brought tears to my eyes. i don’t like Disney’s new model of live-action remakes of classic animation. Some things should stay pure. I watched Beauty and the Beast (my favorite heroine is Belle because… books) and it was fine, but it didn’t have the magic of the animation. I’ll be skipping the rest of the remakes. But I love the “circle of life” and you guys getting to see it with your adult son. Time does indeed march on.

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  4. I enjoyed hearing the backstory about your visit and seeing the movie with your son, Teri. Keep enjoying that anticipation about your vacation. That’s such an important part of it.
    Thank you for all the work you do each year with Bad Moon Rising. Yes, of course I’m in, if there is still room. I just sent you an email.
    Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Don’t throw anything at me, but I’m not sure I’ve ever watched Alice in Wonderland, and I’m not really sure why. I know I’ve seen Robots, but it’s been a while. Isn’t it funny how kids latch onto one movie and never get tired of it?


  5. Mischenko

    I haven’t seen the new Lion King yet, but I’ve heard exactly what you said about the original being better. How sweet that you guys were able to watch it together! 👍

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  6. Sorry I’m late. I’m still playing catch-up, too!
    I love the idea of you and your hubby seeing The Lion King with your son. That’s such a cool full circle 🙂

    I’ve heard pretty much the same from everyone whose seen it–not but the animated one still rules (I so LOVE that movie).

    Looking forward to Bad Moon Rising in October!

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    1. The first one is such a good time, and some of Timon’s and Pumba’s best lines were cut from this remake (most of the dialogue is exactly the same – trust me, I know from memory). The kids a few chairs down from us ranged from probably 4 to 8-years-old, and they were bored after the first half hour.


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