The Planning With Kids family were invited by Porter Novelli to celebrate the release of the Lion King in 3D, by attending a private screening in the Director’s Suite and then spend the night at Melbourne Zoo with their Roar ‘n’ Snore package (more on that in the next post!).
We set out on our adventure on Tuesday afternoon, completely perfect timing for us, in the middle of school holidays. We had a fantastic time and it is without doubt the highlight of our school holidays.
Lion King 3D Review
It took me until I was nearly 40, to see a film in the Director’s Suite. Mr 2.5 settled in with no troubles with the 3D glasses to watch the film.
We have Lion King on video, but no video player so only the older two kids had seen the movie. The Lion King was originally released in 1994 and the animation was ground breaking at the time, particularly in the wildebeest stampede.
The animation is still fantastic and hasn’t dated. The 3D version gives the film layers and depth, particularly in the jungle scenes. When Zazu (a Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill) was flying in the opening scenes my daughter reached out to touch him. The 2.5 year old seemed mesmeried by it!
I kept up my record of crying every time I watch the Lion King and made sure my daughter was sitting nearest to me as I knew she would cry too – and she did. For the 7, 5 and 2 year olds who hadn’t seen the film before, it has been not stop singing of Hakuna Matata since we watched the movie.
While a little dark in places the story of the Lion King, has many themes in the film that resonate well with me – growing up, redemption and finding your place in life. Along with the kids, I very much enjoyed watching the film.
Lion King 3D Giveaway!
The Lion King will be available on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD 12 October and you can win your very own copy! The lovely folk at Porter Novelli gave all the kids a fabulous Lion King pack and they also have one to give away for a lucky reader of Planning With Kids:
The pack includes:
|Lion King Puzzle 48 piece||$14.95|
|Lion King Plush 16cm||$12.95|
|Lion King Shaped Board Book||$9.99|
|Lion King Mini Collection Activity & Storybook||$3.99|
|Lion King CD Read Along Book||$5.99|
|Lion King Book and CD||$12.99|
|Lion King Soundtrack CD||$29.95|
|Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-ray and DVD||$49.95|
To enter you need to:
- Leave a comment below.
- The giveaway is open to Australian residents only.
- You may only enter once.
- Entries close at 5pm ADST Friday 14th October 2011.
- The winner will be drawn randomly and announced on the blog later on Friday 14th October.
- Winners will be notified by email. If I don’t receive a response within 3 days, another winner will be drawn.
- Good luck!