The Lion King
Hi everyone, this is my second article about The Lion King. Only this time, I'm going to comparing to another non-Disney movie called The Land Before Time. Are you ready?
The Land Before Time
While watching this movie after so many years, there was a character name Rooter, who ironically is the narrator of the movie. Actually told Littlefoot about the great Circle of Life shortly after the tragic passing of his mother, I thought for a moment that the Lion King stole this line! But I guess that I was wrong in the end.
Littlefoot's relationship with his mother and grandparents are like those of Simba and Mufasa, the latter's death is also very tragic like Littlefoot's mother's death in the midst of a disaster. The only difference is that Mufasa was killed by his brother, Scar during the stampede. While Littlefoot's mother was killed by Sharptooth during an earthquake.
The Lion King
To be honest, I was really sure whether the filmmakers had watched The Land Before Time for inspiration. But I guess they also tried to promote The Circle of Life theme in this movie, and I guess maybe did look up to the Don Bluth's movie for inspiration after all!
To top it all, this movie became the highest grossing movie until Frozen came 19 years later.
The Circle of Life
I grew up watching these 2 movies and they will always be in my heart for generations to come.