The Lion King is still tops at the box office, which I feel handcuffs me a little bit from a joke perspective. I don't know why. I could have made a Moneyball joke, I guess. But I know nothing about sports. So why pretend?
I was trying to kick around comic ideas on Twitter last night for The Lion King and several people recommended a play on it's central theme - The Circle Of Life. I kind of intentially avoided it last week because I was certain other people have made those kind of jokes and done it better. But then I hit on something that I thought was authentic and kind of bittersweet at the same time.
I think we all know that Disney will release and re-release their films into infinity. They've done it in the past and they'll continue to do it. But what does that mean to me, the consumer, over the long haul.
A lot of people my age were THRILLED that The Lion King was back in theaters because it meant they could take their kids. Stands to reason these same people will probably take their grandkids when it rolls around again. After that, we'll be worm food. So... y'know. Get in as many screenings as you can before Disney puts their film BACK IN THE VAULT!TM
Heartfelt and cynical at the same time. See what I mean? Bittersweet.
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2011: Disney re-releases The Lion King.
2044: Disney re-RE-releases The Lion King.
1977 - 2068
REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LION KING IN 2069.