‘The Lion King’ feels way more like ‘Hamlet’ this time – and that’s why it’s so good

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‘The Lion King’ feels way more like ‘Hamlet’ this time – and that’s why it’s so good

The lion Simba, voiced as a cub by JD McCrary, is rendered with cuddly verisimilitude in Disney’s CGI remake of “The Lion King.”

‘The Lion King’ feels way more like ‘Hamlet’ this time – and that’s why it’s so good

The lion Simba, voiced as a cub by JD McCrary, is rendered with cuddly verisimilitude in Disney’s CGI remake of “The Lion King.”
The Lion King

(Playing at Stadium 9 and the Gaslight. Also available in 3D with surcharge at Stadium 9.)

Rating: PG

Genre: Action & adventure, animation, drama

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Written by: Jeff Nathanson

Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 60%

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