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Jacki Armes
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stitch. sew. scrap. bake. and everything in between.


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Because books and hot beverages belong together, check out these  literary mugs:

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One of my all-time favs....

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GREAT movie.
Howard Hawks with Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell on the set of His Girl Friday

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Hands down my favorite Disney movie.
On this day:
At 30th May of 1994, the soundtrack from the film 'The Lion King' was released. It contains songs from the film written by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a score composed by Hans Zimmer. The soundtrack was recorded in three different countries: the U.S., the U.K. and South Africa. It is the best-selling soundtrack album to an animated film in the United States with over 7 million copies sold, with 4,934,000 copies sold in 1994.

Of all the animation classics from the Walt Disney Company, there is perhaps none that is more celebrated than "The Lion King." Its acclaim is understandable: this is quite simply a glorious work of art. It provides a colorful and multi-emotional experience while subtly delivering an important life message, enjoyable for people of all ages. Not many films are so enveloping as to successfully simultaneously deliver an action-packed adventure, romance, and comedy.

"The Lion King" gets off to a fantastic start. The film's opening number, "The Circle of Life," is outstanding. The song lasts for about four minutes, but from the first sound, the audience is floored. Not even National Geographic can capture something this beautiful and dramatic.

Not only is this easily the greatest moment in film animation, this is one of the greatest sequences in film history. The animation is stunning, as is expected of Disney. The African plains and landscape is just amazing. Birds flying, animals running, all depicted with typical Disney flair. The visuals do not disappoint. 

The story that follows is not as majestic, but the film has to tell a story. Actually, the rest of the film holds up quite well. The story takes place in Africa, where the lions rule. Their king, Mufasa (James Earl Jones) has just been blessed with a son, Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), who goes in front of his uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons) as next in line for the throne.

Scar is furious, and sets in motion plans to usurp the throne for himself. After a tragedy occurs and Mufasa is killed, Scar persuades Simba to flee, leaving himself as king. Simba grows up in exile, but he learns that while he can run away from his past, he can never escape it.

When viewing the film, it is obvious that "The Lion King" is quite different from its predecessors (and successors). This is an epic story that contains more dramatic power than all the other Disney films combined. While there are definitely some light-hearted moments, there is no denying the dark drama that takes up the bulk of the story. 

Aside from the emotional aspect of the film, 'The Lion King' also disguises a powerful social statement. At the end of the film, the child of Simba and Nala is declared the heir of the pride, as Simba was at the beginning of the film. This metaphorically completes "The Circle of Life" (composed by Elton John), the title of the opening score.

The audience learns that Mufasa's death was inevitable, and sooner or later Simba will die too. Death must happen to complete the cycle, and the past should not be clung on to. This important message is what makes 'The Lion King' more than a simple narrative and a delight for 5-year-olds and 50-year-olds alike.

Throughout the Golden Age of Disney animation, the films have been musicals. "The Lion King" is no different, and the songs are brilliant. The opening song "Circle of Life," is pleasant and enjoyable, "I Just Can't Wait To Be King," represents more of what makes Disney songs so lovable. 

"Be Prepared," the often forgotten villain's song is delightfully creepy, and ranks among the better Disney villain songs. "Hakuna Matata" (one of the two most likely songs to get stuck in your head by the end of the film) is upbeat and catchy. The chorus is a cheery delight, though the verses are less clever. "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" is the best of The Lion King's wonderful songs. The lyrics are beautiful and catchy, and the peaceful and beautiful visuals keep things dazzling. Along with 'Hakuna Matata', you could have this song stuck in your head for weeks. 

'The Lion King' is still a delightful film from the house of mouse. With catchy songs, memorable supporting characters, and dazzling animation, 'The Lion King' is wonderfully old-fashioned and charming cinematic entertainment.

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#TheLionKingSoundtrack   #Onthisday

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I used to LOVE watching Looney Toons with my dad when I was growing up 😊
Born Today, May 30, in 1908, the "Man of 1,000 Voices" Mel Blanc...

Bugs: Wabbit season.
Daffy: Duck season.
Bugs: Wabbit season.
Daffy: I say it's duck season. And I say fire!
- Mel Blanc in Rabbit Fire

Mel Blanc voiced some of the most iconic, lovable and even 'despicable' characters in the history of cartoons :) including
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky Pig, Barnie Rubble and Dino the Dinosaur!

#MelBlanc #BornOnThisDay

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Bev's Friday posts are HI-LARIOUS. Enjoy.

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These stamps are everything.

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