PRIDE ROCK, SOMEWHERE IN AFRICA - 90’s babies rejoiced this past week when Disney announced a live action remake of its popular, animated coming of age story, The Lion King. The remake, which will air 25 years after the original, presents the same story but with “ultra realistic graphic effects”.
“I’m kind of nervous to be honest with you,” said Teresa Halle, a 29 year old mother of two. “Just seeing the trailer brought back waves of emotions I haven’t felt for a very long time. My husband and I have been trying a new parenting method where we don’t give our kids any attention or show any emotions around them, so watching that scene with Mufasa is gonna be pretty hard for me. I can’t cry in front of my kids, that would set a terrible example.”
Many are afraid the effects of the new movie will ruin the story for this generation’s kids. “I just don’t know if a realistic baboon singing and dancing will have the same charming effect on my kids as they did on me as a cartoon,” continued Teresa. “They show wayyy too much emotional support to Simba in the film and I want to make sure my kids don’t get unrealistic expectations.”
The new Lion King is slated for a 2019 release and is certain to be a blockbuster hit with both repeat viewers and first time newcomers.