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I feel like my childhood was the Golden Age of Disney movies. From The Little Mermaid in 1988 (the first Disney movie I saw in theaters) through Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocohontas, and Toy Story.
Disney just kept cranking out the hits. When you combine those legendary titles with earlier hits like Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Sword and the Stone, and The Jungle Book, I had it made as a kid.
We watched a TON of Disney movies in our house. I was lucky to have parents that bought my brother and I all of the aforementioned movies on VHS, so we could watch them as much as we wanted.
We had a magical, Disney-filled childhood.
There is one movie that stands out above the rest as a favorite for both me and my brother, and that’s The Lion King.
When we got The Lion King on VHS, it was the only thing we watched for months. Many days, we watched it more than once.
One of my favorite ways to play as a kid was, essentially, cosplay. I loved to dress up and pretend to be my favorite characters. I made up alternative story-lines (early fanfiction, I guess?) and forced my poor brother to act them out with me.
We must have “played” The Lion King a hundred times.
Crawling around on the floor, roaring, pretend fighting, singing along to the sound track, which played on one of these bad boys:
I’m not even really sure what drew me so much to it as a kid. It was just a great story, with catchy music and memorable characters.
There’s a home video on VHS somewhere in the attic of my childhood home from a time when I made my mom record one of my elaborate The Lion King reenactments with my brother. I’d love to dig it up someday and get it converted to a digital copy.
The Lion King was the pinnacle of a decade when it was great to be a Disney fan. I’ll always treasure it for the many beautiful memories of my childhood.
Tell me about your favorite Disney movie in the comments!