The Lion King (2019) – Comprehensive Review

Transfiguring Adoption’s Overview:

The target audience appears to be children who are 7-adult. It also appears this movie would be best for most adoptive and foster families.

If you’re around my age (which is a secret) then you probably remember the 1994 “Lion King” film. Still to this day I can smell the popcorn and remember the sticky floors making loud noises as I walked to my seat during that first viewing. When I heard a remake was happening, I was actually appalled because NOTHING could ever replace my love for the original “Lion King” movie.

By now you’ve probably seen everyone complained about the CGI. I totally understand as I was not impressed either. However, if you’re watching the remake then it’s expected that 99% of people have seen the animated one and comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges. My main concern was that the story line would be changed, and let me go ahead and provide some comfort, nothing changes.

Despite the storyline not changing, it’s still a great film that has wonderful ways to connect with your children. The film allows for conversations to be had about…

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About the Author: Pattie Moore

Pattie lives in Tampa, FL, and she spends most of her time working with adoptive and foster families through case management, psychiatry services, and therapy services. Pattie received her bachelor’s in psychology from Saint Leo University and her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. Pattie has been certified as an adoption competent provider through Rutgers University. Pattie has also participated in the Infant Mental Health certification program through University of South Florida, and is currently working on her CPP (child parent psychotherapy) certification. Pattie is also a current Guardian Ad Litem for Hillsborough County that specializes in working with teen girls in human trafficking. When Pattie isn’t working, you can find her at Universal and Disney with her husband and friends.


**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.


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Co-founder and President of Transfiguring Adoption. Darren is a graduate of Illinois State University where he studied fine art. He offers foster and adoptive parents over a decade of experience in parenting foster and adoptive children, as well as his introductory to counseling training. Darren enjoys visiting amusement parks with his family. darren@transfiguringadoption.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfink

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