Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Lying King

Today we have an arresting interpretation of an incredibly popular Disney offering: “The Lion King.” Personally, I have never been much of a fan of either comic books or animation in film. Both, in my view, lead to lazy scholarship. To not realize they have an influence would be to devalue them and ignore their potential. One’s personal preferences are often enjoyed at the risk of not understanding the importance that other forms of media have on people.

My reaction to this piece when I first saw the reference to the “Lion King” was to avoid it out of habit. That would have been a mistake. It is extremely well done and of course, as you shall see, was superbly presented. The background language is German but since it has sub-titles, there is no risk of losing anything in the translation. It’s not very long so click on the link and enjoy.

I seriously doubt this will get much play for obvious reasons.

On a separate note, my editor and web-wench, Jan, will be attending our daughter’s graduation in New York later in the coming week. Past the Monday Morning Rant, posting will be in my incapable hands. Between wrangling cats and scratching dogs I shall make an attempt at posting. If I fail—and that is the most likely outcome—please find it in your heart to forgive me.

Since she will be driving, I will ask you to remember her in your prayers for her safe return. Make no mistake, I have complete confidence in her skills; it’s the others on the road I fear.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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