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Wayhomer Review #84: The Lion King 3D

By Widge - posted 09.19.11 @ 4:45 am

Simba and Mufasa from The Lion King

Original Film:
3D Re-Release:

Episode #84 for The Lion King 3D, in which our protagonist thinks back to a time when you could count on Disney to re-release their films every so often, marvels at just how damn good the movie is (even in 3D), and learns a valuable lesson in hard drive capacity.

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Special thanks to PhantomV48 for the closing animation.

Previous episode here.

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    1. 

    Jon will always be wrong on Casablanca.

    I am thinking that this is such a "coming of age" movie that Hub should take Kidlet...Hmmm...pondering.

    Comment by LeighBC — September 19, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    2. 

    "Does this look like a basement?" great line.
    I am interested in seeing this release because Lion King is such a masterpiece, but I have never been wowed by a cel animation style film shown in 3D. All of the ones I have seen (ie: the Chip & Dale short "Working for Peanuts" shown before Meet the Robinsons) have almost made me wish I was watching in 2D.
    Great Wayhomer! Thanks!

    Comment by Guy Hutchinson — September 19, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    3. 

    As long as you understand that it's just a different way of seeing the film and you can go back to the old way anytime you like, it's fine. If I had seen this as the only way ever to see the film, I would have been disappointed. But when the 3D pops, man, it is fantastic. Think "Leaping Scar."

    Comment by Widge — September 19, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

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    He's never seen it on the big screen? TAKE HIM. And buy him some movie popcorn. Kid needs to eat *something*.

    Comment by Widge — September 19, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    5. 

    GOOD REVIEW...GOOD MOVIE

    Comment by JACK — September 30, 2011 @ 1:55 am

    6. 

    CARS 2 ROCKED BY THE WAY...I LIKE LARRY THE CABLE GUY

    Comment by JACK — September 30, 2011 @ 1:56 am

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