Everyday we have a choice to be what and who we want to be. Your present is predicated on your past. But your future is a predicate of what you do today. We're constantly in a battle with good and evil right and wrong internally and externally. Who wins? Whichever side you fuel.
The other day i stumbled on my nephew Mudrik watching Lion king on Animalazia in the parlour, A certain nostalgic feeling overwhelmed me as I decided to join him on the evocative venture . It reminded me of my childhood days and it was a really great experience that got me writing . .
Mufasas call to SIMBA to remember who he was completely apposite as it related to me greatly . I related Mufasas speech to myself and my listeners , waging a clarion call on the society and to my fellow 'SIMBAS' in my piece . Also adjusting some issues Salmah raised about my poetry . Kindly view previous post for my spoken word performance on this piece.
Despite repeated allegations of plagiarism of the 1965 Tezuka Production TV series Kimba the White Lion, Disney maintained that all the similarities were coincidental. If you Google (Kimba the White Lion) you can definitely see why they were accused◆Directors, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers cited the 1992 documentary (National Geographic Specials: Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas) as being a major inspiration for the overall feel of the film◆The main locations for the film, including (Pride Rock and the Gorge) are modeled after Hell's Gate National Park in Kenya◆Several Disney animators went to Africa to study animal behavior and interaction in the wild. A grown lion and a cub were also brought into the animation studio as models for anatomy and musculature◆This was the first Disney animated movie to be dubbed into Zulu for its African release◆This is the second movie in which James Earl Jones (Mufasa) and Madge Sinclair (Sarabi) perform together as an African King and Queen. Jones and Sinclair were also King and Queen in the 1988 film Coming to America◆The animators worked Jeremy Irons' features into Scar's face◆Unlike the other lions, Scar's claws are always displayed throughout the movie◆During "Be Prepared", the hyenas' marching past Scar on the elevated rock was inspired by footage of Nazis marching by Adolf Hitler on a podium◆When writer Irene Mecchi came on board, she was told that the story pitch was "Bambi in Africa meets Hamlet, or "Bamlet", as she termed it