Matt Hurt’s review published on Letterboxd:
Hadn't seen this in many years. Obviously holds up spectacularly well and is absolutely one of my favorite movies of all time.
Funny story, though. A week and a half ago I saw a local production of Hamlet for the first time. Then, today, while watching The Lion King, I remembered it was pretty much a retelling of a Shakespeare play. I, someone who just saw Hamlet performed, had to Google what Shakespeare play The Lion King was influenced by/based on. Because I'm an idiot.
Anyway, great movie. Love it. Loving Disney+. Good stuff.