Friday, June 13, 2014

The Tragedie of Scar, King of Pride Rock

A king is murdered by his younger brother, who assumes the throne. A disinherited prince sets out to avenge the murder by overthrowing his uncle. Not exactly the traditional circle of life, but it worked for The Lion King, which opened 20 years ago this week and soon became both the highest-grossing animated film to that point and a touchstone Shakespearean adaptation for a generation of moviegoers. The Lion King offers viewers clear analogues for Hamlet and his father. But the film’s best...

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