I hope you have been preparing because the day has finally arrived. A day many Disney movie fans, including my own family, have waited a long time for. July 19th, which is the day that The Lion King movie (live-action) was finally released in theaters. My kids have been preparing by watching the original Lion King, listening to the new soundtrack and talking about their theories for this live action movie for months and now its time to celebrate.
Can you believe the original, animated Lion King movie came out in 1994? I was 14 years old, but I can still remember the emotions and excitement I felt after seeing it. Let’s also not forget listening to the soundtrack over and over again.
Hopefully this new Lion King live-action movie will evoke some of those same emotions, especially with its message. To celebrate and so your kids can be prepared, I have a free, printable Lion King characters crossword puzzle to share with you.
What is the message of the Lion King?
One of my most favorite things about Disney’s The Lion King is the message. I hope the important messages of friendship, family, strength, bravery and courage are still as strong in this new live-action movie.
There are also some very meaningful quotes throughout the movie that will have you thinking about life, love and loyalty.
Who are Simba’s friends?
There are lots of animal characters within The Lion King, but there are definitely some fun-loving ones like Simba’s friends.
Simba’s two best friends are Timon and Pumbaa. They are right there beside him through thick and thin, and also to teach him the meaning of Hakuna Matata.
How can you celebrate The Lion King movie?
Celebrate this fun-loving, heartfelt movie with this free, kid-friendly, printable crossword puzzle. Test your love for and knowledge of The Lion King by seeing if you can complete the puzzle (answer key is at the bottom).
Simply download and print out this free crossword puzzle here as fun activity for kids to do while they are waiting for the movie to start, or even afterward to keep The Lion King excitement going.
Also, don’t forget to put the Festival of the Lion King in Animal Kingdom on your must see list of things to do in Disney World, as another way to celebrate The Lion King movie.
Crossword Puzzle Answer Key
- Down: 1. Zazu; 2. Rafiki; 3. PrideRock; 4. Mufasa
- Across: 3. Pumbaa; 5. Scar; 6. Nala