The Lion King Special

Teruko Okabe 1995/12/26



“The Lion King” is a beloved animated movie that tells the story of a young lion named Simba, who must learn to navigate the challenges of life in order to become the king he was born to be.

At the beginning of the movie, Simba is a playful and carefree cub who loves to explore his home on the African savanna with his best friend Nala. However, his carefree life is turned upside down when his uncle Scar convinces him that he was responsible for his father Mufasa’s death. Devastated by this news, Simba runs away from home and tries to forget about his past.

As he grows older, Simba realizes that he cannot run away from his destiny forever. He returns home and reunites with Nala, who encourages him to take his rightful place as king. With the help of new friends Timon and Pumbaa, Simba learns important lessons about responsibility and leadership.

Along the way, Scar continues to cause trouble for Simba and those he cares about. Scar has been ruling over Pride Rock since Mufasa’s death and will do anything to maintain his power. However, with the help of Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, and other animal allies like Rafiki the baboon and Zazu the hornbill bird, Simba ultimately defeats Scar in a tense battle for control of Pride Rock.

In the end, Simba takes his place as king of the Pride Lands and works hard to restore balance and harmony to his kingdom. He also reconciles with his past mistakes and forgives himself for running away from home when he was younger.

“The Lion King” is a timeless tale about courage, friendship, loyalty, family bonds, growing up, forgiveness & acceptance that has captivated audiences around the world for generations.




The Lion King is a Disney animated film that has captured the hearts of millions since its release in 1994. This movie tells the story of Simba, a young lion cub who is destined to become king of the Pride Lands. However, when his father Mufasa is tragically killed by his uncle Scar, Simba runs away in guilt and shame, leaving Scar to take over as king.

One of the things that makes The Lion King so special is its timeless story. It explores themes like love, loss, betrayal, redemption, and responsibility in a way that both children and adults can appreciate. The characters are well-developed and relatable, which makes it easy for audiences to root for them throughout the film.

The animation in The Lion King is truly breathtaking. The artists at Disney did an amazing job bringing the African savanna to life with rich colors and stunning landscapes. The musical score by Hans Zimmer adds depth and emotion to each scene. In particular, “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” are two iconic songs that have become synonymous with this movie.

Of course, no review of The Lion King would be complete without mentioning its incredible voice cast. James Earl Jones delivers a powerful performance as Mufasa, while Jeremy Irons brings a sinister edge to Scar’s character. Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella provide comic relief as Timon and Pumbaa, respectively.

Despite being an animated film geared towards children, The Lion King deals with some heavy topics. For example, Mufasa’s death may be difficult for younger viewers to process. However, these moments are handled with sensitivity and grace.

Overall, I highly recommend The Lion King to anyone who enjoys classic Disney films or just great storytelling in general. Its universal themes and stunning visuals make it an unforgettable movie that stands the test of time. Whether you’re watching it for the first time or re-watching it for the hundredth, The Lion King never fails to entertain and inspire.



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As a child, I was moved by the movie “The Bad News Bears Go to Japan” where Japanese professional baseball players and American actors performed in front of a large audience. This made me fall in love with the movie. This blog is my review of the movie that I actually saw. Please use it as a reference when renting movies.

Profession housewife
Editor Teruko Okabe
Location Japan

For a long time, in between housework,
I would go to the movie theater to watch films and then write reviews of the movies in a diary which I stored away in a closet.
When I showed these reviews to Azesan, he suggested turning them into a website.
I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity. I may be nearing the end of my life, but if reading my reviews can move the hearts of younger people,
I think that would be wonderful.
It may even become a catalyst for various realizations and changes in their lives moving forward.

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