The Lion King



So there we have it. Still as good as it always was. Though the ending is a bit dull. I've always thought that. Hey, can't win them all. Thanks for reading. I see Finding Nemo is on next Sunday in this time slot. May be back for that. If I can be bothered. Ta ta x

BTW...did you know there's a Lion King 1.5 too? This film but from Timon and Pumba's point of view? You're thinking the same as me, eh? One you NEVER want to see.

Oh aye, Circle of Life and all that jazz eh. Big roar coming up. Some lion sex. Then a child. A lift over the kingdom. Then they ruin it by making this monstrosity...

So I actually can't remember how this film ends...does Simba kill Scar? Or does he just run away? Feels like I'm watching it for the first time. I'm pretty certain this isn't the "Simba, I am your father" film though...

Now I remember...knew there was the big reveal at some point. But where's the lie detector Jeremy? Even the wise old (if slightly high on some form of illegal substance) baboon doesn't know where Kyle's card is right now.

EH? This didn't happen did it? Simba admits to the death of Mufasa?? So there's a really rather big part that I forgot about... Or have Channel 4 just invented this bit for tonight?

More family feuds between Scar and his sister-in-law, whose name slips me by. Oh well. It's nearly over so who cares. Here's the real Jeremy Kyle moment "Mum, I Am Not Really Dead - But Yeah My Dad Actually Is After All".

So into the final part we go. That cliff looks familiar. A bit like Richard. Minus the BBC cameras overhead. Good that Timon and Pumba have turned up as well. Happy ending is a-coming. Is there a Disney film that DOESN'T have a happy ending? Can't think of one.

"The monkey's his uncle" is another of my favourite lines of the film. One of those that doesn't age. A bit like when Mr Potato Head says "what are you looking at you hockey puck?" in Toy Story. Almost funnier in adulthood than childhood.

Who's this old geezer in the clouds?'s Mufasa. That was probably what I thought when I was 5 as I'd enjoyed TImon and Pumba (and the baboon) so much that I forgot that Scar had killed him.