I wish I could find a video clip.
But you know there is this bit on The Lion King special edition features that gets me so deep it’s insane.
Quickly, I should note that The Lion King is my favourite film, it was so poignant in my life and many others’ too. I wouldn’t have started drawing if it wasn’t for the Lion King and it’s a film that just really touches me. I also think it’s one of the most aesthetically beautiful things I’ve ever seen!
Anyway there’s this bit on one of the many featurettes on the DVD where, I think, Linda Woolverton is telling a story. To me it just seems so sad, so powerful and incredible.
Basically not long after The Lion King’s release Disney (specifically the writers of TLK I would think), received a letter from a father of two sons. His wife had recently passed away and he didn’t know how to explain to his son what had happened. I believe he simply told them she had gone away but they kept asking when she was coming back.
He could not bring himself nor find the words to tell them she wasn’t.
The reason he wrote to the writers was to thank them. The Lion King helped him to tell his sons what had happened to their mother, that she had gone to another place but she would always be with them. That she was watching them from the stars and would always be there to guide them.
What makes it even more powerful is that Linda starts crying while telling it. I think she just feels so touched, that she was able to help this family through hard times.
FIlms are amazing, but this film takes the cake.
JEEZ AS IF THE FILM DOESN’T MAKE ME LOOSE MY SHIT ENOUGH AS IT IS!
I physically, literally (you don’t know how serious I am), ugly cry so hard just thinking about this story!