On October 4th, Disney released The Lion King (the Diamond Edition) on Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 17 years since I first watched Simba, Timon and Pumba singing Hakuna Matata…I’m actually quite excited to be able to buy it on Blu-Ray!
You see, even though I am in my 30’s, I am still a Disney fanatic and Lion King happens to be one of my favorite Disney movies of all time! I was in the 11th grade of high school when the Lion King came out in theaters. I was still young enough to enjoy seeing Disney movies at the theaters with my high school friends on Friday nights, then going again to see it with my younger sisters on Saturday afternoon.
When I became a mother, I began buying each of the classic Disney movies as they were released on DVD in the early 2000’s. My daughter has grown up watching the same Disney movies that I watched as a child and teenager, and she loves them just as much as I do! We share a special affection for Lion King because the parent-child relationship is so prominent in the movie.
Most of the Disney movies I’ve seen have a wholesome underlying message, but I think Lion King is one of the best from the 1990’s – a story about love, survival and the eternal battle of good verses evil…I can still watch Lion King now as an adult and enjoy it just as much as my 3 year old nephew!
Speaking of my nephew, I think Lion King is going to be a great gift for him this Christmas!
Right now, you can save $5 when you buy Lion King 4 disk Blu-Ray combo pack by clicking the above graphic – you can print up to two of the coupons, and the offer expires October 11, 2011, so hurry!
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