Fathers Day (Australia) … Why Mufasa Rules!

As some of you probably know of my issues with my Father, at the moment. So I am not really in the mood to celebrate. I sent him a card with a picture of his parents and reminded him of how much he has turned into his father. Oh, he’s going to hate it, haha. He has though, he has turned into his own Father, well I am not about to let that happen to me.

That’s the other odd thing about my Dad’s side. When both of their parents had passed away, I was given all the photos that they had of their parents. I was about 18 at the time. I know they were both quiet terrible parents, so why would I want them? Why not just get rid of them. Or give them out equally to all the grand children? Like all the other grandkids got money, I got all the photos, lol. My brother and I were the only grand children to ever visit them.

They’re odd, lol

Anyway, I wanted to write about my favourite “Dad”.

The biggest reason why I adore Mufasa, is because, as he says “He doesn’t go looking for trouble” and that he’s “only brave when he has to be”. I like this. I know good dads and I know a lot of deadbeat Dads, unfortunately. I can only really speak for myself though. I keep hoping that for the other people who have deadbeat dads out there. That they have at least one positive male influence in their life. That makes such a world of difference. I was lucky in that respect, I had a few.

I was even luckier, to have had a great, great-grandfather. Who, even in death, still influences me, without me even knowing it.


The Lion Kings!

So here we are with my second Magical Monday…Even if no one else enjoys these, I have been!lol…It’s been great looking at all these different characters that I have fallen in love with over the years.

My next choice is probably putting together a bunch of species of characters together…The Lion!

I’m not talking about in the biblical sense, but two of my most favourite characters of my entire life are Mufasa (The Lion King) and Aslan (Narnia). I love Lions, I love their sense of their pride and how they take care of one another (except when new male lions takeover of course).  I have seen so many video’s lately of these big and powerful beasts playing gently with the likes of humans.

The death of both Mufasa and Aslan (or near death) still after nearly 30 years can make me cry! I love the strength that both these characters have in taking care of their respective families. I could never ever choose between the two, I always wanted Alsan to come and take me away and I always wanted Mufasa to be my Dad!…(I really do love you still Dad though ~.^).  In fact I have got the Lion King on DVD but I have never watched it because I know I’ll cry, lol.

Mufasa comes from the movie “The Lion King” which was released in 1994 (exactly 20 years ago) and produced by Walt Disney Studios. Mufasa is introduced at the beginning of the film as the King of a kingdom called “Pride Rock”. The movie is mainly based around Mufasa’s cub “Simba” and what happens to him after Mufasa is ‘murdered’ by Simba’s Uncle Scar.

Mufasa voiced by – James Earl Jones.

Aslan is one of the main characters of the series “The Chronicles of Narnia”, he is the only character to show up in every single one of the seven books. It is fairly well-known that Aslan is based on the Christian idol ‘Jesus’. Aslan is a talking Lion of the mystical land ‘Narnia’ and is a leader and has many followers including: humans, mermaids, centaurs, Dwarfs…Just to name a couple! As gentle as he may seem, Aslan is never referred to as a ‘tamed lion’ because he can be as dangerous and extremely powerful.  A lot of people believe that “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” is the first book in the series, this is not true. Although the author, C.S. Lewis wrote “The Magicians Nephew” sixth, it is actually a prequel to the “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” and explains how Narnia was created.

Aslan voiced by – Liam Neeson.