I can remember when my nephew was really young, like around age 5 or so (he's in college now!), this was his favorite movie. We were visiting them in Missouri one time, for a week or so, and Lion King pretty much played on repeat. It became a thing when something crazy or weird was happening, my mom and my brother would start singing the coconut song. Even to this day my mom will start singing it at random. A little known fact about my mom: any song that she starts singing will immediately ingrain in your head and you won't be able to get it out. You'll start singing a random song and think, "where did I hear that? So weird..."
So, in the hopes of continuing the love of Lion King in my household, I suggested it as a gift for Emily last Christmas. My parents obliged, and low and behold, we now own the DVD. Emily watched it a few times, but it never really grabbed her attention before, until this:
We're getting her The Little Mermaid for Christmas this year. I can't wait to see her reaction to that!