Lion King By Theatre

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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Have you seen Lion King in the theatre yet? What did you think?
     
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    I saw it tonight. The costumes were fantastic. Timon and the wart hog were the steal.
     
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    SaggyWoman you are so lucky to be able to see all these different plays. We have nothing close like this we can go to. But I have seen the cast on Rosie ODonnel several times, and have wanted to see this play.

    It really looks exciting and always moving. I bet the costumes were brilliant.

    Sherrie
     
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    I'm not much of a fan of most modern Disney - full of subtle (and not so subtle) messages and pc language.

    Am I the only one who sees more "sinister" motives and pay no attention to:</font>
    • Pocahontas - rewrite American Indian history and worship of nature</font>
    • Aladdin - rewrite Arab history and make Islam look good</font>
    • Lion King - rewrite African history in symbolism through animals</font>
    Know that some see a demon in Lady and the Tramp or Pinnochio, et al, but I am seeing a big swing in recent years . . . :rolleyes:
     
  5. Johnv

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    I saw the Lion King when it was at the Pantages in Los Angeles. I liked it so much, I took my kids to see it. Thank God for Visa!!! :eek: I highly recommend it.

    Dr Bob, I understand the concern, but don't think there's much to worry about. One could "point out" flaws in all the Disney movies, such as:

    Snow White: rewrote the Grimm's fairy tale to the point it was almost unrecognizeable, glorify witchcraft, and gve a poor representation of people afflicted with dwarfism.

    Cinderella: glorifies mysticism and communication with animals.

    Toy Story: asserts the idea that toys are possessed and can move on their own.

    The Little Mermaid: completely chops up the Hans Christian Anderson tale, fosters a belief in mythical creatures, encourages humans to not wear life vests.

    Beauty and the Beast: Encourages women to believe that they can change men. Oh wait, they CAN do that!!!
     

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