A consummate sampler platter of the bounty of state-of-the-art animation currently available as alternatives established major-studio house styles.
Better remembered than seen, Beauty and the Beast has been treated unkindly not just by the years that have passed since it was released to enormous acclaim in 1991.
In The Lion King, spectacle dominates meaning to frequently reductive effect.
Beauty and the Beast is the movie that convinced Disney they were back in the game. I’d like to send T-1000 back in time to destroy it.
The Lion King is loaded with hoary bibilical references (rays of light, burning bushes) and Shakespearean shout-outs, but that’s all they are.