These Promo Photos for ‘The Lion King’ Are Breathtaking

The imminently epic live-action remake of The Lion King is coming out in a little over two weeks and the promotional push is growing big time. Now seven fascinating promotional photos have been released featuring the cast across from their CGI counterparts. It’s kind of amazing. Here are they all are.

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From top to bottom; Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, John Olliver

This trio is going to bring the laughs and I can’t wait.

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Captain America: Secret War (ELEVEN)

Colonel James Rhodes and Vision had been summoned to The Conference Room where Secretary Ross and several other officials were seated as holograms across the conference table. Rhodes looked at Vision who returned his glance. They knew trouble was coming simply by the perpetual scowl on Ross’s face.

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My Review of Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

Last night while scrolling through Netflix for something to watch I came across this fascinating movie focusing on twelve Disney short films. Some are old, some are new, some involve characters you know and love while others feature fresh stories with never-before-seen heroes and heroines. As I sat entranced with these various movies for over an hour I couldn’t wait to share my experience with you. And now that time has arrived. I’m going to individually review each short and at the end, I will share which three shorts ended up being my favorite. Enjoy!

“John Henry”

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The first short film was about the inspiring tale of John Henry, a former slave turned West Virginia hero who singlehandedly built a railroad and thus the blissful freedom of his hardworking, blue-collar compatriots. While I thought the story was really good and I enjoyed the music it felt borderline racist if I’m being honest.

As the only short film that focused on people of color John Henry’s story of triumph was shortlived as the conclusion saw him literally work himself to death. It was jarring and a harsh reminder of a time when, as a black woman in America, I would’ve been forced to perform hard, arduous work ’till the point of my ultimate demise, whether that death would be caused by exhaustion, childbirth, or by the hands of those wanting to inflict harm upon me.

To make matters even worse, the short film was not created nor given a thumbs up by an African-American, making the message of hope and inspiration they may have tried to convey a bit confusing. Continue reading My Review of Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection