Don't be put off by the title, whose cutsey-pie punning on THE LION KING is entirely without point. And ignore the fact that this documentary look at the life and work of 93-year-old caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, gimlet-eyed iconographer of theater-world luminaries, really
belongs on TV rather than in movie theaters. It's designed to appeal to those aspiring sophisticates who grew up ripping through the Sunday New York Times
so they could look for the spidery "Ninas" hidden in his meticulous caricatures, and they should be pleased as punch. Writer-director
Susan W. Dryfoos gives Hirschfeld's life the once over lightly through interviews with celebrity subjects...