Set in the African Savanna, the film follows Kion as he assembles the members of the 'Lion Guard'. Throughout the film, the diverse team of young animals will learn how to utilize each of ... See full summary »
James Earl Jones,
A routine tow lands Mater in Tokyo, where he is challenged to a drift-style race against a nefarious gang leader and his posse of ninjas. With the help of his friend, "Dragon" Lightning McQueen, and some special modifications, Mater attempts to drift to victory and become "Tow-ke-O Mater, King of all Drifters".
The story about a man-sized frog named Prince Frederic who is turned into a frog by his wicked aunt Messina and hired by British Intelligence to solve the mysterious disappearances of some ... See full summary »
Kronk desperately tries to find ways to impress his Dad, whom he can never please. But when things go wrong, Kronk kicks into comical gear and discovers the true riches in life are his friends and being "true to your groove."
Elliot M. Bour
Fairly good environmental movie starring the Lion King characters.
What is essentially a place to cool off at EPCOT turns out to actually be a decent film. This short film is a mixture of animation and some great animal footage to teach the overall message that we need to treat the Earth better. Who better to teach us this lesson than Simba, Timon and Pumbaa.
Timon and Pumbaa decide they want to build a new resort complex for the jungle so they dam up the river that travels down the mountain to all the creatures. Simba sees a problem in this and tells them about what will happen if they start hurting the environment, which basically shows what humans have done to the Earth, and then what we've done to reverse the effects.
One thing that keeps this movie from being too preachy and negative is the positive aspect of what human's have done to reverse the effects that we've done that this tells. It shows how bad some areas are and it shows grime and crud all over, but then talks about recycling and cleaning up the environment. Basically instead of a preachy guilt trip, this movie just says to clean up the environment when you can and try to treat the Earth with respect. It's a good message to go away with.
Overall, this is a good use of 12 minutes. If you love Timon and Pumbaa, then you'll probably enjoy listening to their humorous commentary over Simba's environmental message, or if you like nature videos, this has some really nice nature shots. If you're going to EPCOT for the first time, or just have never seen this, check it out.
My rating: *** out of ****. 12 mins.
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