The Lion King (1994) is a film that contains many dominant narratives and stereotypes that depict Africa in a certain way. The movie contains a wild and primitive land with no human life.. During the beginning of the film, there are many clear indications revealing how the depiction of Lions follow the African dominant narrative that Lions are capable of ruling entire sections of Africa. The film is able to make this stereotype clear through visuals and dialogue shown throughout the beginning of the story. With Lions being crowned the king of the animals in a lot of children’s media, it would make sense for this movie made for children to contain this single story of the power classes of the animal kingdom.
2 thoughts on “The Lying King”
I like that you incorporated how the movie shows no human life and just barren land. I like that you gave a unique response as well.
I agree with the stereotypes about the animal kingdom specially the one that portrays lions as kings all of the time.