MUSINGSSince this week, Disney is releasing The Lion King as part of the "Walt Disney Signature Collection," I thought I would repost my original commentary on the biblical truths (intentional or unintentional) that can be found in the story.
Some will argue that the film embraces reincarnation or New Age thinking and that can be valid as well if you choose to look at it that way. The Lion King also had its share of controversies over the years including a cut of the original VHS and LaserDisc release of the film. In it, it appears as if the word “SEX” might have been embedded into the dust flying in the sky when Simba flops down. This made headlines as some activists alleged that the this was a subliminal message intended to promote sexual promiscuity. Disney animators stated that the letters spell “SFX” a common abbreviation for “special effects.” At any rate, read into to movie what you will, but the following are some similarities found in the Bible: