First/Last Shot: The Lion King (1994)
Directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff
So, 'The Lion King'. I want to be careful here because I know this is a really beloved movie, an important childhood moment and a significant turning point for Disney. It is beautiful, the score is great and it is exciting and funny.
It also sends the message to kids that they should always listen to their parents and that they are not more than their extension, which I find highly problematic. It also reinforces ideas of an exotic Africa. I'm not even getting into the vilification of 'evil' animals (e.g. hyenas). It's 'Hamlet' but without the tragic consequences of trying to fulfilling your parents' destiny instead of your own.
It is a good movie but it's one of many, many examples of problematic stories for children that we willingly continue to share and pass on.
Recommended reading on this: J. Zornado's 'Inventing the Child' (2006)