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The Lion King (1994)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  24 June 1994 (USA)
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Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Young Simba (voice)
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Adult Simba (voice)
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Mufasa (voice)
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Ed (voice)
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Scar (voice)
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Adult Nala (voice)
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Young Nala (voice)
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Pumbaa (voice)
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Timon (voice)
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Rafiki (voice)
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Zazu (voice)
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Sarabi (voice)
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Shenzi (voice)
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Banzai (voice)
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Young Simba (singing voice)
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Storyline

A young lion Prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron fist, the prince grows up beyond the savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young Prince must decide his fate: will he remain an outcast, or face his demons and become what he needs to be? Written by femaledragon1234

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Release Date:

24 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

King of the Jungle  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£16,650,343 (UK) (11 November 1994)

Gross:

$422,783,777 (USA) (13 January 2012)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Legacy Collection soundtrack was released on June 24, 2014 to coincide with the film's 20th anniversary. The two-disc album includes approximately thirty minutes of previously unreleased music and liner notes from composer Hans Zimmer and producer Don Hahn. See more »

Goofs

When Simba finds Mufasa's dead body, his tears leave stains running down both cheeks. When Scar appears, Simba's face alternates between having tear stains on both cheeks in medium shots and only on his right cheek in close-ups. Once Scar tells Simba to run away, the stains disappear altogether. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Scar: [Scar catches a mouse] Life's not fair, is it? You see, I... well, I shall never be king. And you... shall never see the light of another day. Hmm-hmm-hmm, adieu.
Zazu: Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?
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Crazy Credits

The IMAX version uses the orange/black Walt Disney Pictures logo (usually used for live-action movies). See more »

Connections

Referenced in MythQuest: The Blessing (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
(1994)
Written by Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss (as George Weiss) and Luigi Creatore
Based on a song by Solomon Linda and Paul Campbell
Sung by Nathan Lane (uncredited) and Ernie Sabella (uncredited)
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A Film For All Ages
20 January 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

This is a film that can entertain anyone young or old, I usually don't care for animated movies but this film is the real deal, this is one of disney's best animated movies. The animation is top notch and flawless. This film also features superb work from the vocal cast James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg. This is a standout.


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