Family Film Night | Disney’s The Lion King

November 20, 2019

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Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

I had just started high school when the original Lion King film was released into cinemas. With a heartbreaking and heartwarming storyline, as well as a powerful soundtrack it had everyone under its spell. I can still recall singing the soundtrack songs within the school choir. Given that the original film was such a big hit, it is understandable why they waited so many years before completing a remake,

For one reason or another, we missed seeing the film on the big screen, so we’re delighted to receive a special Disney’s The Lion King goody box to enjoy the film at home to coincide with the release to DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download.

Disney’s The Lion King

In The Lion King, pioneering filmmaking techniques bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.


As soon as I popped the Disney’s The Lion King in the lounge ready for family film night, the children were asking whether it was time to sit down, snuggle up and enjoy the film. Having loved the original film so much I did wonder whether we would enjoy this version quite as much. However, Disney’s current run of ‘live-action’ style films are proving popular in the Boo Roo and Tigger Too household.

Our goody box included a Nala teddy bear to cuddle whilst watching the film, as well as an array of colouring and activity sheets. These proved helpful for Piglet to enjoy whilst we were making the popcorn and setting up the DVD player. Before we knew it, it was time to tune in and watch the story of Disney’s The Lion King unfold.

The opening scenes did not disappoint and we were hooked into the storyline straightaway. With the voices selected for the different characters proving to be great, James Earl Jones making a big impact as Mufasa. With such a beautiful accompanying soundtrack, we really enjoyed sitting down together to watch the new Disney’s The Lion King.

A wonderful family film to watch together and perfect for a family film night.

WHERE CAN YOU BUY Disney’s The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download, available to purchase from Amazon and all other good entertainment retailers.

WIN Disney’s The Lion King ON DVD

To help you enjoy the latest release of Disney’s The Lion King, we are lucky enough to have a copy of the film ob DVD to giveaway.

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  • Iain maciver November 20, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    love simba always have

  • Emma Betts November 20, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Would love to watch this with the kids x

  • Margaret Clarkson November 20, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Zazu because he is funny

  • Solange November 20, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    I’ve always been drawn to Mufasa. I don’t know if it’s his presence, authority or wisdom or the fact that he’s voiced by the great James Earl Jones who has the best speaking voice ever.

  • Sheena Batey November 20, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Simba he is so brave and such a little hero

  • Kathleen Bywaters November 20, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    My favourite character is Nala because she is fierce and sassy and cute 🙂

  • Katie B November 20, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Has to be two. Timone and pumba. Just because they are so funny!

  • andrea tinkler November 20, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    This film has always been a favourite for my children and now my grand children. Lovely timeless film. Love Simba

  • Kelly Wheelhouse November 20, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    My favourite Lion King character is Simba 🙂 He is so adorable and I loved him in the original cartoon <3

  • Shelley Jessup November 20, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Simba is my favourite I love his young playfulness & his eagerness to explore.

  • Susan Smith November 20, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Mufasa was my favourite, so brave and wise, wonderful character

  • Natalie Burgess November 21, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Simba as hes adorable xx

  • michelle o'neill November 21, 2019 at 5:59 am

    its always been timone and pumba!! they are adorable!!

  • Mel Turner November 21, 2019 at 9:41 am


  • Priscilla Stubbs November 21, 2019 at 10:51 am

    We love Timba, the talkative Meerkat. He always makes us smile

  • Susie Wilkinson November 21, 2019 at 11:44 am

    I’m quite bad because I love a good Disney villain, so I like Scar!

  • S. Otoole November 21, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Simba as he is so cute as a baby cub

  • Hannah Rowley November 21, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I love Simba he is so funny and kind!

  • Julia Kerr November 21, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I love Timon and pumba because of the song hakuna matata

  • ellie spider November 21, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    I love pumbaa – hes big yet gentle, smart yet humble and hilarious 😀

  • Fiona jk42 November 21, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    My favourite character is Pumbaa as I find him very funny.

  • Sally Collingwood November 22, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Simba, he is so cute!

  • Ruth Harwood November 22, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Timon always makes my daughter smile!

  • Rich Tyler November 22, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Timone / Pumba, funny pair

  • Christine Lockley November 23, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Simba – fun, playful and brave

  • ADEINNE TONNER November 23, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Has to be Pumba as he is so adorable and funny!

  • Andrew Ricketts November 23, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Simba is a hero

  • Andrea Upton November 23, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Has to be Simba because he is so sweet

  • Jayne Townson November 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Mine is Simba because he is so brave, thanks for the chance to win.

  • Jo Gibbons November 23, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Uncle Scar, love a great baddie!

  • Margaret Gallagher November 23, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Mustaffa – kind loving – commitment to do the right thing

  • Justine Meyer November 23, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Simba because he is soo cute

  • YOLANDA DAVIS November 23, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Simba is just amazing.

  • Ana Nowell November 24, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Love Pumba he is wise and funny

  • Sarah Ann November 24, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Timon! He has a great sense of humour and positivity!

  • LESLEY BRADLEY November 24, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Timon, he never stops talking!

  • Stacy L November 24, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Has to be Timone & Pumba, they are so funny!

  • Helen Tovell November 24, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    We like Timone as he is so stupid but funny, a bit like all of at some point

  • AndiG November 24, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Nala because she is a strong female

  • Suzanne Gaulton November 28, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Pumba & Timon, together – funny & caring and the best sort of friends to have!

  • Tracy Newton November 28, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    I like Nala. She is a strong, fierce female with lots of attitude.

  • Hannah Lord November 28, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I think Zazu is really funny, a bit like Sebastian in the little mermaid (my favourite)

  • Janine Phillips November 28, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Simba, he is so cute x

  • holly harmsworth November 28, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    My favourite is pumba because he is hilarious

  • Joanne Hall November 30, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Rafiki, he’s wise and always stands by the others.

  • Kim Neville November 30, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Simba as entertaining and courageous

  • A.E. ADKINS December 1, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Nala, sensible yet feisty

  • Jo m welsh December 4, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Timon and pumba beautiful they are so relaxed and take life as it comes

  • ashleigh allan December 4, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Simba – so cute and funny

  • Rachael Sexey December 8, 2019 at 9:02 am

    My favourite is pumba as he is hilarious and I love his attitude to life

  • C Parkin December 9, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Simba, he is sweet

  • Julie Ward December 11, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Grandson likes Simba, he’s just cute

  • Emma England December 12, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Timon & pumba are my favourites. They are just so funny.

  • Denise Wilden December 13, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I like Nala cute and fierce and my sister named her new kitten after her x

  • Rachael McCadden December 13, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    I like pumba, he is funny

  • Sandra Fortune December 14, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Simba is so cute

  • Adrian Price December 14, 2019 at 11:36 am

    has to be a simba–everything a lion should be

  • Laura Pritchard December 14, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I love Timon, he’s so sweet!

  • lorraine kirk December 14, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Simba because he’s curious, brave and full of love

  • olviia kirby December 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Pumbaa is my favourite because he is super funny

  • Sheri Darby December 14, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Simba because he is so cute

  • Troy Easton December 14, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Simba and because he’s cute.

  • Susan B December 15, 2019 at 4:32 am

    I like Mufasa, the wise, loving and proud peacemaker.

  • Geoff Hibbert December 15, 2019 at 6:42 am

    I like Nala strong and sweet

  • Geri Gregg December 15, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Me and my son love pumba! He’s our favourite

  • Danielle Pooley December 15, 2019 at 8:38 am

    My favourite character is simba because his cute and brave

  • Sarah Haynes December 15, 2019 at 10:20 am

    We love Timone and Pumba as they are an amazing double act and so funny!!

  • paula cheadle December 15, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Simba because he is so cute

  • Rachel Craig December 15, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Simba, as cute, adventurous and brave. I think when I saw the original film some years ago:- With family, and variety of ages. I was so taken with the music. Also the aspect of “The Circle of Life “. Great film and excellent music.

  • Lynn Neal December 15, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Simba so cute andd brave!

  • Tracy B December 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Scar because he’s so dry and sarcastic he just makes us laugh

  • Carly Belsey December 15, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    It has to be Simba as he is so super cute when he is a cub and my daughter loves him

  • Cathryn Crawshaw December 15, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    We love Nala

  • Jeanette Leighton December 15, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Pumba because hes funny and a great character

  • CAROL PATRICK December 15, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Simba is my favourite character in the Lion King because he is so adorable.

  • Pam Francis Gregory December 15, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Simba as he’s the hero!

  • antonia richardson December 15, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    simba he is so cute

  • Jenny McClinton December 15, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Simba, he is cute and I loved watching the original film when I was a kid.

  • Ellen Stafford December 15, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Simba because he is sweet.

  • Jennifer Toal December 15, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Simba he looks like my dog

  • Kate Davies December 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Timon and Pumba because they are the funniest double act, are aching for some bacon? 😀

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