Movie Night; Slimy, yet satisfying treats + A GIVEAWAY!

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I bet that not a single one of us would wonder what movie is about to play when the iconic opening song plays in The Lion King. When we hear the line “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba / Sithi uhhmm ingonyama” belted out, we know that we are being transported to the African Savannah to await the arrival of the Lion Prince.

The Lion King is one of my favorite movies, and the original came out just a few months before my 14th birthday…now here I am just a few weeks from turning 39, and The Lion King has made a new debut…this time in what is referred to as the live-action version.

While it is safe to say that this movie is vastly different than its animated predecessor, namely because A. it’s not animate, and B. the cast of character voices is so different…save for James Earl Jones, who in my opinion is the ONLY voice for Mufasa…the reality is the storyline is that which we all remember and love.

The birth of the prince, the tragic death of the king, the sinister rule of the uncle and his minions, and the triumphant return of the new king…not to mention a love story! Yes, The Lion King is everything we remember, with just a few twists. Songs have changed, not lyrically, but certainly, in the way, they are performed…which is to be expected when the main characters are voiced by Donald Glover and Beyonce Knowles-Carter.

I had the chance to enjoy a rather slimy movie night with my kids, just in time for the Blu-Ray release of The Lion King, which by the way, IS TODAY, 10/22/2019!! I was able to create a few slimy, yet satisfying snacks to accompany our movie, that would have made Timon and Pumbaa proud!

slimy, yet satisfying

We had dirt cups with worms, slimy worm jello, and mud pit drinks (chocolate milk). Then with talking Timon and Pumbaa by our sides, and cuddled up in our new The Mane Event fleece blanket, we sat back and enjoyed a much needed and well-deserved movie night…what’s more, I want one of you to be able to enjoy a Lion King Movie Night as well, so I am giving away a copy! One winner will receive a multi-screen copy of the movie, then just throw together a few slimy, yet satisfying treats of your own, and enjoy!

Dirt Cups with Worms:

  • Chocolate pudding (made according to box directions)
  • Graham Crackers (Crushed)
  • OREO Cookies (Crushed)
  • Gummy Worms

Once your chocolate pudding has set, fill your bowl with a layer of graham crackers, followed by a layer of chocolate pudding, then a layer of crushed OREO Cookies. Stick in a few gummy worms, and viola! Dirt cups with worms!


Slimy Worm Jello:

  • Jello (whichever flavor you like best!)
  • gummy worms
  • leaf-shaped jello mold (or whatever you have on hand!)

Prepare your jello according to the package directions, place a handful of gummy worms in the bottom of your mold or pan, then slowly pour the liquid jello into the mold. Refrigerate as directed!


Mud Pit Drinks:

  • Chocolate milk
  • marshmallow grubs (optional)

slimy, yet satisfying

Each of these treats is super easy to make, and perfect for the kids to help with! Now, before we get to the MANE event, here is a little bonus info that can only be found on the Blu-Ray and Digital!

Bonus features include*:
  • Perfecting the Pride–Join the filmmakers on their research trip to Africa as they immerse themselves in the real world of “The Lion King.”From the animals in the pride to the smallest of insects and the grasslands in the savanna, experience the attention to detail that brought the film to life.
  • Pride LandsPedia –Dung beetle shares the importance of his “roll” in the African Savanna in a fun, bug’s eye view of the land its inhabitants.
  • The Journey to “The Lion King”-
    • The Music-Go inside the studio with the cast and crew as they work to honor and elevate The Lion King’s beloved music.
    • The Magic-Discover how the filmmakers blended the traditional filmmaking techniques with virtual reality technology to create amazing movie magic.
    • The Timeless Tale-Filmmakers and cast reflect on the story that has moved generations and share how this Lion King carries a proud legacy forward.
  • More to Be Scene-Recording studio and layer-by-layer progressions of some of the most iconic moments in “The Lion King.”
  • “Circle of Life”–Peel back the layers of effects and go behind the scenes of this iconic musical moment from the film
  • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”–See all the effects, talent and fun that went into creating this vibrant version of “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” for the movie
  • “Hakuna Matata”–Join Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) and Billy Eichner (Timon) in the studio for the making of this memorable scene.
  • Music Videos
    • “Never Too Late”(lyric video) by Elton John
    • “Spirit” performed by BeyoncéKnowles-Carter
  • Filmmaker Introduction
  • Audio Commentary–by director Jon Favreau.
  • Song Selection
    • “Circle of Life”
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”
    • “Be Prepared”o“Hakuna Matata”
    • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
    • “Spirit”
    • “Never Too Late”
  • Protect the Pride–Director Jon Favreau, the Lion Recovery Fund and conservationists highlight efforts to protect the majestic lions and their home.

slimy, yet satisfying

Disney’s The Lion King



18 thoughts on “Movie Night; Slimy, yet satisfying treats + A GIVEAWAY!

  • October 22, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I was not born yet when the original came out but my Mommy gets allllthe Disney movies for me.

    • October 22, 2019 at 8:07 pm

      What an awesome mommy!

  • October 22, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    I was 35 when the first one came out

  • October 22, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I was 8 when the original animated Disney classic came out!! Pretty sure I saw it in theaters

  • October 23, 2019 at 6:34 am

    I was 36 years old.

  • October 23, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Just a little over 2 months old!

  • October 23, 2019 at 10:46 am

    I was almost 10 when the original came out

  • October 23, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    I was 30 yrs old, can’t believe it’s been that long ago! Can’t wait to see the new version.

  • October 23, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I was very small but loved the movie!

  • October 23, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    I was 49 when the movie came out. My grandchildren and I watched this movie together and we all loved it.

  • October 26, 2019 at 10:54 am

    I was 5 months!

  • October 26, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    28 i was. loved it

  • October 27, 2019 at 8:29 am

    8! love it..lion king was awesome! thanks

  • November 5, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I was in my 20s when the first one came out.

  • November 5, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I was 19!! What an amazing time but sad that Gosh.. I don’t feel that old.. Lol


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