From the day we arrive on this planet and blinking, step into the sun, there’s more to see than can ever be seen and more to do than can ever be done. So much, in fact, that it is always a pleasure when a film steps out of the morass and reminds us that for every piece of brain candy that swarms in the tall grasses aiming to devour our brains, there’s a giant predator willing to protect our immortal souls from forever being damned to the halls of mediocrity. So was the case back in 1994, when The Lion King rode of wave of goodwill triggered by 1989's The Little Mermaid, and was swiftly followed by Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin to put Disney back on the map as the kings of animation. Such is the circle of life.
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