The Lion King [1994]

This animated flick holds a special place in my heart. It’s the first film I remember watching on the big screen. That was back when I was 4. Now, as it gains second life in a special 3D run, I’m rediscovering it 17 years later. The Lion King was a part of my childhood as important as coloring books or pizza parties so, out of pure nostalgia, I found myself misty-eyed during a considerable amount of running time. The voice work is not impressive (I’m talking about the Mexican dubbing here); the visuals are more vibrant, but it has the same Disney charm and melodrama and the same pristine animation.