It is a cute story. I love all the animals in the story. My favorite part is when the bear sneezes and all the animals fly out of the mitten. Then the boy's mitten is all stretched out from all the animals laying in there.
I thought this could have been different. I did enjoy the casting, especially the voice actors of Timon and Pumba. And, I am a huge Disney/Lion King fan, so of course I loved all the music. EXCEPT "Be Prepared"! This is one of my main problems with the movie. "Be Prepared" was one of my favorite Lion King songs and I feel like this movie did not capture the ruthlessness of Scar. Also, he didn't even SING! He just talked, in sort-of ryhmey-fast way. My only other problem was that the lions had 0 facial expressions! This is what was special about the cartoon. All the animals had facial expressions. But in the live-action movie, you can barely tell what characters are feeling, so all you can try to do is listen to the emotion in their voice.