Ina recently conducted poll, Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ emerged as the Greatest Animated Disney Movie of All Time.
After five rounds and thousands upon thousands of votes, the fans chose Simba and friends over ‘The Little Mermaid,’ winning by less than 1,000 clicks on internet, getting 54 percent of the votes, E! Online reported.
The film also beat the likes of ‘Toy Story’ and classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to claim the title.
Rolling Stone’s original review of the film when it came out in theaters back in 1994 read: “It’s a hugely entertaining blend of music, fun and eye-popping thrills, though it doesn’t lack for heart. The father-son relationship is movingly rendered…Let’s also lionize the visual miracles by 600 Disney artisans, who bring the African landscape to stunning life from a raindrop falling gently on a leaf to a spectacular stampede of wildebeests. It’s this kind of animation artistry that raises The Lion King above the level of superior kid stuff and into the realm of a royal treat.”