Laugh all you want, but The Lion King is undoubtedly a musical masterpiece. The 1994 Disney film won two Academy Awards for music and the Broadway musical adaptation went on to score six Tony Awards. Granted, we all get nostalgic for songs from our childhood, but the success of the soundtrack is a result of several big guns working together: Hans Zimmer composed the original score and Elton John and Tim Rice wrote several of the songs, including the beautiful ballad "Can You Feel the Love Tonight." The Lion King is, in essence, an epic 90-minute music video.
The beloved film has been remastered and transformed into a 3D production currently in theaters. Last weekend, it bested all its competition to come in #1 at the box office, bringing in close to $30 million. (Go Simba!) Here is the rare chance for you to go into a movie knowing that your money is well spent and will be a pleasure for your eyes, and in this case, your ears.