The music video promoting a blockbuster movie is a dying art. The 90s was full of this type of thing: big name performers contributing a song to a movie's soundtrack and filming a video to plug it. The song wouldn't necessarily feature in the movie (other than during the end credits) but there is a growing nostalgia for this marriage between musical artists and movie marketing.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Elton John: Circle of Life - The Lion King (1994)

Remember when Disney was famous for its sweeping animated epics rather than tween-TV? The 90s was really the final decade for this type of thing, and the Mouse House was really on top form with movies like Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and of course, The Lion King.

Now we have Pixar of course, but most Pixar movies seem to have a sci-fi setting or are at least set in the modern world. While that's all fine, I kind of miss the way that the old Disney would take some fairytale or literary classic and really make it their own.

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