Would you say this movie is more of a comedy or a drama?

Re: Would you say this movie is more of a comedy or a drama?

Postby Mufawesome » December 4th, 2015, 7:07 am

As others have pointed out before me, this movie is most definitely a drama but does have comedic segments in order to appeal to its younger viewers. These comedy scenes are not the main focus of the movie, however. The film deals with darker themes (betrayal, guilt, facing the past in order to find yourself and move forward) that don't normally tend to appear in comedy movies and that's why I feel it's mostly a drama.
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Re: Would you say this movie is more of a comedy or a drama?

Postby tigerlover » December 29th, 2015, 11:41 pm

Drama.
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Re: Would you say this movie is more of a comedy or a drama?

Postby FlipMode » January 23rd, 2016, 6:39 am

Like most Disney classics, it takes an original story and turns it into a charming animated movie that can be enjoyed by anyone.
I mean Disney films have always been more musicals than any other genre to me but musicals in their self can be their own sub genre of comedy or drama.
Out of the two I'd say it was drama but I'd sooner put it into an animated adventure category of some sort.

Then again I never really think about genres... I just like things, I don't typically care about the genre, because ultimately the only thing that matters to me is the overall quality and whether I like it or not.
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Re: Would you say this movie is more of a comedy or a drama?

Postby BrianGriffinFan » January 31st, 2016, 7:08 am

Todd23 wrote:and 90% of the characters are comic relief (Timon, Pumbaa, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed, Zazu, and Rafiki).


Um...what about Cub Simba and Cub Nala? They were the most lightweight characters of the film. Also, Mufasa got some funny lines.
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Re: Would you say this movie is more of a comedy or a drama?

Postby raw987 » February 22nd, 2016, 10:14 am

I have to agree with most of the posters above (re: drama with comic elements)

Like a lot of good kids media (books, tv, films etc) it takes some dark, and important themes and makes them understandable. It also gives kids a framework for them to talk about their own feelings.

One of the reasons I love this film so much!
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