Last night, I got to relive a small portion of my childhood :). Following a service of Evensong @ Cronyn and a quick dinner, Linda and I headed to the Westmount Mall.

Almost $40 later, we had our tickets and popcorn in hand. We both got geeked out over the new Muppet movie coming out, put on our 3D glasses when prompted and settled in to watch what is–at least in my eyes–the greatest Disney film of all time. 😀

Lion King was originally released when I was 12 (1994) and I remember going to see it in the theatre with my uncle John. I loved everything about the film! 🙂 The music, the humour, the artwork….everything was so well done <3.

When it was released on VHS a few months later, Lion King quickly became a favourite of my younger sister Stephanie (aged 6 at the time) and before long…Simba, Mufasa, Scar, Timone, Pumbaa and the rest of the gang were household names at 41 Glenie Ave. :). I must have watched that movie hundreds of times. ❤

Then adolescence hit….and it wasn't cool anymore to watch Disney movies at home…the VHS tape went on the movie-shelf…and eventually, I moved away from home.

While I have watched clips on Youtube since, by the time I had entered the theater last night, I hadn't seen the full film in about 10 years.

And yet, despite that hiatus….As soon as that /EPIC shot of the sunrise over the Savannah came on screen I was instantly transported back to my childhood :D.

Throughout the entire 87 minutes…I found myself mouthing the dialogue, singing the songs, and laughing out loud. My enjoyment was increased 1000 fold not only by the fact that I had a beautiful woman beside me, but that we were surrounded by young families with kids. The little girl behind us got frightened when Simba was being chased by hyenas, cried when Mufasa died and laughed at ALL the fart jokes lol :D….

It was so cute and innocent….and it warmed my heart to know that–even in the midst of all the busy-ness of the world and the rush to grow up and be mature–there is still room to be a kid 😀

Watching the Lion King as an adult also had a very different feel to it compared to when I was growing up……but I’ll be putting that in the next post so that you–my dear readers– are not subjected to having to read through a wall of text. 😉 +