I’m not entirely sure I know what constitutes a comfort flick, but the way I interpret it, it’s a film you can always rewatch at any time, always finding enjoyment in it despite knowing the entire script by heart. This definition presents a problem though, since I’ve already used most of my main ones for earlier parts in the 50DMC (Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation, Terminator 2 and American Beauty to name a few).
But now I have the opportunity select a movie that I regretfully had to snub when I picked my favorite animated film some time ago: The Lion King. Pure nostalgia is what this movie represents for me. My favorite Disney film and one I watched a ton back in the day, to the point where the VHS tape was probably getting a little worn out. It’s a perfect mix of comedy, visuals, music and the occasional strokes of darkness.
It has to be the Swedish dub, though. I’m normally very much a proponent of watching films in their original language, but The Lion King is the exception to the rule for me. I need the Swedish voices here for the movie to feel ar home. Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson and the rest of the original voice actors are great, I’m sure, but they have no place in these memories of mine.