There’s One Good Reason to Watch the ‘Lion King’ Remake—But Is It Enough?

Observer - 07-11


We love to wax poetic about the cost of progress, but too often we ignore the method of its arrival. The mechanisms of momentum are significant in their own right because they can teach us about our past, present and future. That is what makes Disney’s new version of The Lion King such a pop culture nexus point. It forces us to ask if progress and experimentation of form, once present in rampant abundance, can now only exist above the safety net of guaranteed IP.