The Lion King Review

Last week we saw The Lion King theatrical production at The Bushnell. The story was almost exactly the same as the animated movie, for better or worse.

Definitely, the best part was the costumes. Things like the elephant and rhinoceros were huge (the elephant was probably 7 or 8 feet tall and 10 feet long). Scar and Mufasa each had lion headdresses that moved with them--when the actors leaned their heads forward the lion headdress would swing forward, doing a great job of communicating an attitude and pose change. The cheetah's movements were linked to the actress' body, so that when she moved her head from side to side the cheetah did, too; arm movements were linked to the cheetah's front legs, making lots of precise movement possible.

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