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Adam Brody

Disney's 'Lion' is still king of the jumble

Disney's 'Lion' is still king of the jumble

The message of "The Lion King" is so counter to what we hear all day in the mass media that it's hard to believe the movie ever found an audience:

Live up to your father's standards. Assume responsibility for your actions. Quit wallowing in guilt and regrets over the past. Accept the debt you owe to your community.

Wow. That sort of talk may send chills up parents' spines, but it's not exactly what sets the next generation a-Twittering.

Yet, Disney's "The Lion King" was a killer hit back in 1994 and it is poised to become one all over again this week with a retooled 3-D version on the big screen and a fresh,...