Adventure • 1966 • 1 hr 35 min
The characters and their journey is secondary to what the lions mean to them. Beautifully shot with award-winning music. Deliberate pacing.
One of a handful of young-people-and-wild-animals movies I enjoyed as a kid. Not sure it holds up...
I'm a sucker for this sort of thing. I saw it a long time ago, so I'm not sure it's aged well.
It's certainly full of problems, but it's a pretty accurate look at the true story of the starring white colonist couple. Beautiful visuals.
Pretty cute movie with a good message
At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson and his wife, Joy, care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in the Netherlands, the smallest of the three, Elsa, stays with the couple. When Elsa is blamed for causing an elephant stampede in the nearby village, head warden John Kendall demands the young lion either be trained to survive in the wilds of the Serengeti or be sent to a zoo.
When Elsa's three mischievious cubs begin wreaking havok on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve.
Another thrilling adventure for Elsa the lioness as she works her magic on two teenagers struggling with changes in their life.