Over the festive period I caught the Lion King on TV.
Done in the classic Disney animation style before they went all Anime [why oh why?], I really enjoyed it.
Matthew Broderick gave voice to the adult Simba, an actor I've always liked since he did the brilliant War Games as a kid.
I enjoyed it even more when I realised that Mufasa's voice was provided by none other than the voice of Darth Vader himself, James Earl Jones!
The constellated Mufasa says to Simba 'You are my son' but why oh why couldn't he have said to him "I am your Father" and bring everything full circle!
The line 'you're our only hope' does feature though and reminds me of the great late Carrie Fisher when she spoke that iconic line in 1977 and the rest, as they say, is history.
Do you or your kids like Lion King? Are the toys popular?