Starring (Voices): Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, James Earl Jones.
Director: Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff
Nostalgia is a horribly inconsistent thing. One time it preserves those glorious of childhood, other times it hides the lies of rose-tinted glasses.
But, guessing from the score above this text, The Lion King, brought back to the big screen after 17 years, lives up to all expectations.
To those who've yet to see this apple of so many eyes, The Lion King is about the life of Simba, a Lion cub destined to be king.
But, after the death of his father and king Mufasa at the hand of his treacherous uncle Scar, he flees in to exile and abandons his throne.
While Hollywood may be obsessed with CGI animation, it's refreshing to not only see hand drawn animation, but to see it done so well.
This re-release is gorgeous, with bright colours and wonderful, character filled animation that feels as fresh as the day it first came out.
It's not just the visuals that easily keep up with the times. This is still amongst the most engaging, emotional and delightful films in Disney's vast catalogue and all those same beats still hit the spot.
The songs will still make you smile, the jokes still make you laugh, the characters will still make you care and Jeremy Irons and James Earl Jones are still fantastic in their voice roles.
While the film may hold fantastically well, it's the 2011 twist that's the weakest point. The 3D is not just completely needless, but it only serves to slightly muddy this otherwise gorgeous visual feast.
Despite this though, The Lion King was great in 1994 and it's still great in 2011, whatever your age.
The Lion King is out now.
FemaleFirst Cameron Smith