Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    The film’s tendency to wax sentimental occasionally undermines its authority, but you won’t find better behind-the-scenes looks at the era’s mouse-eared power struggles or at the making of modern Disney classics.
  2. A sly retrospective exercise in corporate self-congratulation masquerading as an insider’s tell-all.
  3. Watch for a cameo by young animator Tim Burton.
  4. Don Hahn’s documentary is an animator’s attempt to invigorate what is otherwise a dry story.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    50
    The documentary has but one revelatory insight -- that "The Lion King" can be read as an allegory of the territorial peeing match between big cats Michael Eisner, Roy Disney and, least flatteringly, Katzenberg.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 11, 2010
    8
    A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Disney as the films that defined my childhood were created, which brought the studio back to lifeA fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Disney as the films that defined my childhood were created, which brought the studio back to life despite a clear power struggle at the top. Full Review »