Mackie’s Movie Review: The Lion King (2019)

This afternoon Mackie saw the newly released The Lion King with his friend Bella.  They are movie buddies.  Everyone needs a friend to go with to the movies.  Mackie has Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and over 138 medical diagnoses that affect his ability to do many things other kids can do.    He loves to go to the movies!  And our local movie theater is patient when he sometimes scripts the dialogue or as tonight he was singing along!

Our local movie theater Grantland Movie Theater in Lancaster, Wisconsin is his absolute favorite place to go. In fact  he loves movies so much that sometimes he brings his whole class and their families for a special showing that is arranged for just him and his guests.  There is an advantage to living in a small town. Mackie is welcome and he is our resident movie expert and can rarely be stumped with any sort of Disney or animal trivia!

Here’s the very first attempt at helping Mackie to do a movie review! “Team Mac, Mackie’s Movie Review of Disney’s The Lion King!”

Mackie’s Movie Review of Disney’s The Lion King!

Mackie says

Check out the official trailer for Disney’s The Lion King

Mackie’s Favorite Part of the Movie is:

Thank you Bella and her Mom for going to the Movies with us.

Mackie has been busy playing The Lion King with his Schleich Animals and we are heading outside to find a rock for Pride Rock!  We are now on a search on the internet for a “Warthog” and “Zazu”.

Mackie’s Trivia:
What kind of bird is Zazu?
What is the name of Simba’s mother?
Answers:  Red billed hornbill, Sarabi.

What are the names of the Lion King movies?

The Lion King (1994)


The Lion King 2, Simba’s Pride (1998)


The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)

Want to learn more about these movies visit Disney movies. 

He couldn’t see it and needs your help. Here is Mackie’s question we need answered? 

What kind of animal was Scar eating and shared with the hyenas instead of Sarabi?

Mackie’s question to Disney? 
How did they do the animation with real animals?   This Mom’s answer did not satisfy Mackie.  We just googled the answer.  “The Lion King” was made entirely using computer-generated imagery, all 1,600 shots of it. But at the same time, the movie’s creative team also used a range of live-action filmmaking tools and techniques”

Mackie’s quote of the day:  “Mom you know that the animals did not talk english, they speak animal and they used real actors to do the voice overs!”

The Lion King kept the kids attention throughout the entire movie.


Mackie and Bella give it ten.

Thank you for visiting It’s Mackie’s World!

Mackie and Mom

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