The story revolves around the life of the head of the jungle; the lion. In this case James Jones the lion together with his wife Madge Sinclair are blessed with a beautiful cub, Matthew Broderick. This does not go well with James’ brother who’s afraid of losing his leadership post after Jones. He plots to kill Matthew. First he tricks him into an endangered place where he is attacked by hyenas. At some point he lies to him that his father has been trapped in a hole full of hyenas. Here he pushes James into the ditch resulting to his death. He then blames this death on him. This forces Matthew to leave his home. He strays but not for long he finds a new family. Broderick even falls in love with Moira Kelly. His new family compels him to return home but he declines after being convinced that he is responsible for his father’s death. He gives in and leaves for home. In his previous home Jeremy Irons, James’ brother and Matthew clash. Irons is accidentally thrown into a den full of hyenas that feast on him. He takes over the kingdom and further sires several other cubs with his sweetheart Moira.
This movie has incredible parts worth watching. There is a beautiful view of the sunset where animals retreat back to their animals. The earth is beautiful and filled with healthy vegetation from grass to beautiful rivers and streams. The movie depicts the day to day life of different animals.
The King commands how things are done in the jungle. We can see this when animals bow before him. They further pay attention to what he has to say. It’s beautiful how he interacts with his fellow animals. He is warm and loving and adores his wife. Tiny Matthew is cute and gorgeous especially when he is in his mother’s hands. There is also a beautiful view of the sky from the cliff where the monkey stands. The rest of the squad is happy to see the little cub and express their happiness in different way. Little Matthew is mesmerized by the sight of all these animals. They in turn bow before him as a sign of authority. I love the music playing in the background. It’s soft, homely and soothing.
Everything about this movie is fantastic.