This is unbelievable. Buenavista Pictures and Walt Disney Studios released The Lion King in 3D and it raked millions on its second week! Still, it’s at number 1 at the US box office, beating new movies Contagion (last week) and Moneyball; Making its domestic earning to a total (as of September 25, 2011) of $61,676,000 and a lifetime domestic gross of $390,217,776. For a film released 17 years ago, and still earn this big, and I mean BIG? Wow.
This animated film will always be close to my heart (next to Beauty and the Beast), because it was the first ever movie I watched alone. And it being the first, I can still remember most of the details that day I watched it. I was 12 years old then, one afternoon after school (I was in first year high school) when the jeepney I was in passed by the then New Frontier Theater in Cubao. I don’t know why but I had this urge to get off the jeep and walk back to watch it. Good thing I had enough money left, and good thing cinema in those days are student friendly. So off I went inside, eager to see it. And being a kid, I enjoyed it of course!
And this is probably why it still has this lasting effect up until now, seventeen freaking years later. I’m glad they did this, I mean releasing it in 3D so that kids in this generation can appreciate it. I wonder when will it be shown here in the Philippines. I would love to watch it again! Old movies, be it animated or not, never fails to bring back great memories. I am such a sucker for old stuff. It’s always nice to reminisce and to feel young and be a kid once in a while, isn’t it? 🙂