: Tonight is the first time I've ever done any
: research to follow up on my early childhood
: memories regarding the white lion. As
: mentioned in my reply to Laura, I only had a
: vague image and feeling, but one that finds
: a strong response within. I wasn't even
: sure the show was real.
: Ironically, I have been a great fan and
: appreciator of Disney's The Lion King since
: it came out. My memory did not reveal to me
: the similarities between the tv show and the
: film, though just in a half hour's perusal
: of various websites I see how obvious it has
: been to those in the know, and that Disney
: had even attempted to buy the rights to
: Kimba in the eighties.
: Perhaps the topic is old by now, but
: even in my enthusiasm for this personal
: rediscovery of Kimba, I do wish to make a
: point in defense of Disney.
: Even with so many clear references and
: strikingly similar images as I've noticed on
: a variety of thumbnail pics, The Lion King
: holds up on its own as an extremely cohesive
: film. Disney may have had to acknowledge
: and pay out certain rights, and that makes
: sense, but the result isn't so easily
: simplified as a "rip off."
: Unique, or stylistically individual,
: treatments upon an earlier subject or theme
: have been characteristic of art for
: millennia, and only recently has
: "originality" even been considered
: an aesthetic quality--it is arguable whether
: something truly original (something never
: appearing before)can be created...
: everything has "come down" in some
: way or other. The Lion King and Kimba each
: deserve their place.
: its right!!the lion king arrived here as a movie that can make it by its own!!!
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