Mia and the White Lion (2019)

In case you didn’t know, this movie was actually shot over a three year period with the same actors and animals each time. Rather go play pretend, the lions grew up before the camera, along with Mia (Daniah De Villiers). I believe the story is meant to inspire us to be more active in saving the white lions, but I never got that invested in the story. At some points, it felt forced and not natural, like things were planned to keep the drama at high levels. The lion seems tame most of the time, despite being wild and held captive. There is a dark side of the story that never goes deep enough to really spark your interest.

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