Today in Movie Culture: What Makes ‘The Lion King’ So Popular, ‘Avatar’ Yields to ‘Avenger: Endgame’ and More

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Video Essay of the Day

Disney’s remake of The Lion King broke box office records over the weekend, meaning the two versions of the movie are among the highest-grossing animated movies of all time. Why is it so appealing? This video essay from The Take argues that it’s the darker side of The Lion King that makes it so successful:

 

Director Commentary of the Day

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