06 November 2003

Apropos of my recent post about Disney's scavenging of Shakespeare for its cute animal movies, such Hamlet in The Lion King, I've just stumbled across this description of The Lion King 1 1/2, an upcoming direct-to-video release that might well have been titled Warthog and Meerkat are Dead:
Hilarity reigns in this all-new movie starring Timon and his windy pal Pumbaa -- and featuring the new song "That's All I Need"! Now, in The Lion King 1 1/2, see how things really happened -- according to their perspective -- in this rip-roaringly funny story within the story of The Lion King. Find out the truth about some "passed" events -- such as when King Mufasa introduced his young heir to the animal kingdom. Let's just say there was something behind that dramatic moment when all the animals bowed to their new ruler!
The whole thing sounds positively Stoppardian. Still in the pipeline: Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Goofy.

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