Obscure Disney Review – “Social Lion” (1954)

By viewer request, today on Required Viewing we’re covering one of the more obscure of Walt Disney’s animated short films – 1954’s “Social Lion.”

When an African lion king is captured and taken to New York City, a chance escape drives the lion into a world whose mighty roar overpowers his own. Once a king and now an overlooked peon whose objections fall on deaf ears, “Social Lion” is fittingly filled with social commentary – a political satirical piece whose messages may or may not still ring true.

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