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The Lion King (1994) Poster

(1994)

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Followed by 

The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) (Video)
The Lion Guard (2015) (TV Series)

Edited into 

Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (Video Game)
Several scenes use archive sound from this film instead of new dialogue
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (2007) (Video Game)
Several scenes use archive sound from this film instead of new dialogue
5 Second Movies: The Lion King (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip
5 Second Movies: Life of Pi (2013) (TV Episode)
A brief quip from Timon edited into a comedic short

Spin-off 

The Lion King (1994) (Video Game)
Timon & Pumbaa (1995) (TV Series)

References 

Gone with the Wind (1939)
Scar declares "You'll never go hungry again," and the camera zooms out to reveal an orange backdrop.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Pumbaa screaming loudly when he first sees adult Nala attempting to sneak up on him mirrors the old lady squirrel screaming in fright among seeing Merlin transform from squirrel to human.
Kimba the White Lion (1965) (TV Series)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Pumbaa yells "They call me MISTER pig!" when he charges into the cave wearing the Hawiian outfit.
Taxi Driver (1976)
"You talkin' to me?"
Roots (1977) (TV Mini-Series)
Scarface (1983)
Scar's scar is identical to that of the Tony Montana character in Scarface
Clue (1985)
Zazu: "Let me out! Let me out!" Timon: "Let me in!"
Spaceballs (1987)
The line "I'm surrounded by idiots" is just a rated G version of the line from Spaceballs I'm surrounded by a-holes"
Coming to America (1988)
James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclar play the King and Queen!
Cheetah (1989)
Source for "Hakuna matata."
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
When Simba tells Scar he's weird, Scar (played by Jeremy Irons) responds "You have no idea." Jeremy Irons uttered the same response to a similar comment when playing Claus von Bulow.

Referenced in 

The Critic: A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay says he will review Disney's "The Maggot King"
The Nanny: Fran-Lite (1994) (TV Episode)
Maxwell remarks, "First day of school already, huh? The summer just flew by", to which Fran replies, "Spoken by a man who did NOT see 'The Lion King' 257 times".
Gargoyles: Awakening: Part 4 (1994) (TV Episode)
When Hudson is watching TV there is a shot of the opening of this movie.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Drinking 101 (1994) (TV Episode)
Screech gives clues to guess this movie in a charades game at Mr. Belding's party
Siskel & Ebert: Why Gump, Why Now? (1994) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert notes that "Forrest Gump" (1994) is the fastest-grossing movie in history, behind three movies, including this one.
ER: Happy New Year (1995) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character.
The Nanny: A Fine Friendship (1995) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
ER: The Birthday Party (1995) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character.
The Critic: Sherman, Woman and Child (1995) (TV Episode)
Penny punches Jay in the nose because he didn't like the movie
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
NYPD Blue: A.D.A. Sipowicz (1995) (TV Episode)
Toby Ray mentions this film.
Runaway Brain (1995) (Short)
Zasu makes a cameo appearance
Home and Away: Episode #1.1807 (1995) (TV Episode)
Michael, Jack, Sally and Sam go to see this
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?: The Lion Sting (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Toy Story (1995)
Andy and Molly are listening to "Hakuna Matata" on a tape in the car during the moving van scene, as Woody reaches for Slinky Dog's paw.
Law & Order: Humiliation (1995) (TV Episode)
Van Buren sarcastically suggests Briscoe watch the movie after eating his hoagie, rather than investigate a prostitute's murder.
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
ER: Dead of Winter (1996) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character.
The Secret World of Alex Mack: Ray Goes to Washington (1996) (TV Episode)
Alex says Ray cried watching The Lion King.
ER: The Right Thing (1996) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Project: ALF (1996) (TV Movie)
ALF is selling the film on video.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredible Melting Man (1996) (TV Episode)
"Look harder, Simba"
Buiten de Zone: Nostalgie (1996) (TV Episode)
Raf rents this video
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Hare Today... (1996) (TV Episode)
Phil: "remember in the Lion King, when Mufasa..."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: I, Stank Horse (1996) (TV Episode)
Will compares Philip to Mufasa, and to Simba.
Wings: The Lyin' King (1996) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Christine Baranski/The Cure (1996) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during "Get Off The Shed"
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Pumbaa can be seen being carried by 2 men during the "Out There" scene.
Bogus (1996)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Glen Campbell (1996) (TV Episode)
Space Ghost says the show will be bigger than "The Lion King".
Home Improvement: I Was a Teenage Taylor (1996) (TV Episode)
A character dresses up in a Simba Halloween costume
To Face Her Past (1996) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue
Marvin's Room (1996)
A Timon doll can be seen at the Disney World gift shop.
Walt Disney World Explorer (1996) (Video Game)
Legend of the Lion King show is shown
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
Oprah mentions the film in the discussion of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1996).
Friends: The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends (1997) (TV Episode)
Video seen in video rental story
Final Fantasy VII (1997) (Video Game)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Leech Woman (1997) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna Matata"
Just Shoot Me!: Back Issues (1997) (TV Episode)
Jack's wife quoted this movie on her wedding vows.
A Comedy of Private Lives: Papai Foi à Lua (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Parts: The Clonus Horror (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name.
Hercules (1997)
The lion that Hercules fights and skins resembles Scar.
Seinfeld: The Merv Griffin Show (1997) (TV Episode)
Elaine says she was singing "Hakuna Matata".
Saturday Night Live: Nathan Lane/Metallica (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the monologue
Mousehunt (1997)
At the auction party, Ernie Smuntz says "Hakuna Matata" to a Sheika man.
Millennium: Midnight of the Century (1997) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
Home Improvement: Say Goodnight, Gracie (1998) (TV Episode)
Tim and Gracie are playing with a 'lion cub' doll, Tim says "I've never been a lion cub", and Randy says "I have.. everyone expects you to be king"
Quest for Camelot (1998)
Cornwall and Devon on rock during song
Jeff Foxworthy: Totally Committed (1998) (TV Movie)
title mentioned
Mulan (1998)
The scene of the Hun army charging down the snowy mountain is a nod towards the wilderbeast stampede from this movie.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place: Two Guys, a Girl and a Landlord (1998) (TV Episode)
While discussing their landlord, Berg uses the phrase "Hakuna Matata"
Tango (1998)
Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 October 1998 (1998) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel compares "Simba's Pride" to the original
A Bug's Life (1998)
Hopper: "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess. One of those Circle of Life kind of things."
Schoon goed: Ilse (1999) (TV Episode)
Jaap is collecting Lion King stickers and mentiones various characters by name.
Homicide: Life on the Street: Sideshow: Part 2 (1999) (TV Episode)
Walter Boyce secured tickets to see the Broadway musical based on the film for Chesley Purcell.
The King of Queens: White Collar (1999) (TV Episode)
Carrie references the film.
Troldspejlet: Episode #21.9 (1999) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) (V)
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
The rocky formation that Satan stands on near the end resembles Pride Rock.
Farscape: Jeremiah Crichton (1999) (TV Episode)
Crichton - "Well akuda matata, your messiah".
Harlem Aria (1999)
"Hakuna matata and goodbye to you."
Stark Raving Mad: The Lyin' King (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Fantasia/2000 (1999)
King of the Hill: Won't You Pimai Neighbor? (2000) (TV Episode)
When a monk gives Hank some words of wisdom Hank replies "Your'e talking like a song out of the Lion King".
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Features practically identical image of characters crossing a fallen tree in front of a waterfall at sunset
Happy Birthday Shakespeare (2000) (TV Movie)
Frequency (2000)
mentioned in dialog
Dinosaur (2000)
Bless the Child (2000)
A nun at Cody's school "blames "The Lion King" for showing death to children.
French & Saunders Live (2000) (Video)
Booba (2001)
Mentioned in the movie.
Will & Grace: Crazy in Love (2001) (TV Episode)
Will: "... begging me to come back to his apartment to show me his Lion King memorabila."
Dark Angel: Art Attack (2001) (TV Episode)
A suicidal guy says he's listening to The Lion King soundtrack
House of Mouse: Timon & Pumbaa (2001) (TV Episode)
Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa and the Hyenas are guests at the House of Mouse
House of Mouse: Donald's Pumbaa Prank (2001) (TV Episode)
Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa and the Hyenas are guests at the House of Mouse
The Simpsons: Simpson Safari (2001) (TV Episode)
Bart says "Slimy yet satisfying" after eating some grubs, just like Simba did
Saturday Night Live: Renée Zellweger/Eve (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
Amélie (2001)
a character references a new satellite to be lauched with the remains of the dead, as it is with "the great kings of the past" in The Lion King
South Park: It Hits the Fan (2001) (TV Episode)
Kyle gets tickets to the stage adaptation of this movie.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Randall positions Sulley to die in a way that closely resembles when Scar positions Simba to die.
MythQuest: The Blessing (2001) (TV Episode)
Cleo says she'll leave if the storyteller tells her "hakuna matata" means "no worries"
Gilmore Girls: Presenting Lorelai Gilmore (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lorelai
Mickey's House of Villains (2001) (Video)
Features Ed the Hyena.
Shake It (2001)
Menitoned in connection with a birthday.
South Park: Here Comes the Neighborhood (2001) (TV Episode)
Token brings a DVD of this film to his friend's house.
Futurama: Leela's Homeworld (2002) (TV Episode)
Leela speaks with Fry about her parents watching her from the stars as camera moves up focusing the open sky, while background music very similar to the one played in the movie
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Spinoff Lion King musical poster can be seen in a scene
Ice Age (2002)
The Shield: Pilot (2002) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Kingdom Hearts (2002) (Video Game)
Simba appears as a summoning character in the battles.
Get a Clue (2002) (TV Movie)
At one point, Lexy tells her dad, "Don't worry. Hakuna Matata."
Reign of Fire (2002)
Esta noche, no (2002)
Two kids talk about this film
House of Mouse: House of Scrooge (2002) (TV Episode)
Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa and the Hyenas are guests at the House of Mouse
OT: Our Town (2002)
In one scene where music is being chosen for the play, a student says "That sounds like something out of 'The Lion King.'"
Do Over: Take Me Out of the Ball Game (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel says "Hakuna Matata."
Date or Disaster (2003) (Short)
Referenced in animation sequences.
Scrubs: My Philosophy (2003) (TV Episode)
Dr. Cox says, "You must stop watching 'The Lion King.'"
Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Garner/Beck (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tracey Morgan
Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (Video)
"It's the circle of life"
This Girl's Life (2003)
In greeting a lady shouts "Hakunta Matata" to other people, the famous chant used in "The Lion King."
Marci X (2003)
Mickey's PhilharMagic (2003) (Short)
The song, "I Just Wait to Be King" is featured.
Will & Grace: Me and Mr. Jones (2003) (TV Episode)
James: "I was Mufasa."
Brother Bear (2003)
The scene sitting on top of the rock as the camera 360s around the characters
Behind the Tunes: Bugs - A Rabbit for All Seasonings (2003) (Video)
Referenced by title
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003) (TV Movie)
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003) (TV Movie)
The line "Everything hakuna, right?"
The Simpsons: The Fat and the Furriest (2003) (TV Episode)
Home mentions the circle of life
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) (Video)
Footballers' Wives: Episode #3.1 (2004) (TV Episode)
Amber's dog is called Simba.
Queer as Folk: Episode #4.6 (2004) (TV Episode)
Justin calls Brian "Simba".
Garfield (2004)
Happy Chapman is seen, in shadow, being pounced on by dogs, as Scar was seen (with Hyenas) at the end of The Lion King
The Sisterhood (2004) (Video)
an image of Pumbaa is seen on a bag
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004) (Video)
Pete quotes the song "I Just Can't Wait To Be King."
Fronterz (2004)
"That's a little Hakuna Matata."
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Debt (2004) (TV Episode)
References made to bootleg "Lion King" DVDs being sold.
Balto III: Wings of Change (2004) (Video)
The sequence on the beach that shows Kodi growing up references a similar scene in "The Lion King".
Kim Possible: Bonding (2004) (TV Episode)
Ron says, "It's the circle of life," which Kim says is an interesting choice of words, pointing out the lion behind him and alluding to the song from the movie
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004) (Video Game)
Features Simba
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2004) (TV Movie)
Direct quoting from the "Hakuna Matata" song
Inside Deep Throat (2005)
A big advertisement for it is shown.
Dream on Silly Dreamer (2005)
Numerous animators talk about working on this film
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Movie makes the countdown, is talked about.
MADtv: Episode #10.21 (2005) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
American Dad!: Stan Knows Best (2005) (TV Episode)
Stan, in his mind, still sees Hayley wearing footsie pyjamas and sucking on her Lion King blankie
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
A big advertisement for the musical is shown.
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Sebben and Sebben Employee Orientation (2005) (TV Episode)
The third of the five "Steps for success" show Peter Potumus growling on a rock lucking similar to the pride rock.
Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (Video Game)
Features Simba and Scar
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about in detail.
Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion (2005) (TV Episode)
The Doctor quotes the Lion King in this episode.
Animal Soccer World (2005) (Video Game)
Some of the characters resemble the ones from this movie.
House M.D.: Skin Deep (2006) (TV Episode)
"whole 'circle of life' thing"
The Wild (2006)
when the animals are in New York City they pass a billboard of the 1994 film
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
Aditya and his roommate watch the death scene from this movie
Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan/Pearl Jam (2006) (TV Episode)
TV Funhouse segment about the Disney Vault introduces Scar as the Disney Lawyer
The Gil Mayo Mysteries: Episode #1.6 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Anorak in conversation with Kite.
Veronica Mars: Nevermind the Buttocks (2006) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006) (Video)
Referenced in Inside the Disney Vault
The Simpsons: Girls Just Want to Have Sums (2006) (TV Episode)
The Itchy and Scratchy Broadway style musical is a parody of the circle of life scene.
The Colbert Report: Frank Rich (2006) (TV Episode)
During the same sketch, Colbert references "the circle of life": "If a young lion prince can learn about it, why can't Al Gore?" A picture from The Lion King is shown.
Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen (2006) (TV Episode)
Mr. Crane puts on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" to cover up the sounds of screaming from the homeless men during their conversion.
The Host (2006)
VHS tape on television stand during the news broadcast at the end of the movie.
Madea Goes to Jail (2006) (Video)
Madea tells a man "he looks like something straight out of The Lion King"
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
After Ricky crashes, Girard crosses the finish line and says, "Hakuna Matata, bitches!"
Robot Chicken: Veggies for Sloth (2006) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna Matata"
The Office: Grief Counseling (2006) (TV Episode)
The various losses the employees describe are deliberate references to various films. When Pam describes the death of her aunt, she's actually describing the plot of Million Dollar Baby. When Ryan is describing the death of a cousin during an African safari, he's actually describing the death of Mufasa from The Lion King. Kevin makes reference to the film Weekend at Bernie's when describing the death of an uncle, as Michael finally catches on.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.6 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Russel Crowe interview.
The Choir: Episode #1.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Gareth mentions that the song, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, is from the movie.
Son of the Lion King (2006) (Video Game)
Most of the characters are based off of this movie.
Psych: Forget Me Not (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to the mountain lion as "Simba."
Prey (2007)
daughter says she doesn't eat characters from The Lion King, including Pumbaa
Joshua (2007)
Ned invites Hazel for a big night out on the town including the magic of The Lion King
Dead Mary (2007) (Video)
"It's one of those 'circle of life' kinda things."
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007) (TV Movie)
"circle of life"
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (2007) (Video Game)
Simba appears as a supporting character for the battles.
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (2007) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
Peep Show: Sophie's Parents (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeremy tells Penny he watched The Lion King on DVD with Jamie.
It Takes Two: Episode #2.4 (2007) (TV Episode)
When James Valentine delivers his verdict on Ernie Dingo and Rachael Beck's performance of The Lion Sleeps Tonight, he says that Ernie started as a lion cub and became the Lion King.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) (TV Movie)
Tea advises Yugi to take his place in the circle of card games
No Reservations (2007)
title used as Zoe and Nick play a game of charades
Beef 4 (2007) (Video)
An advertisement is visible.
Enchanted (2007)
Pumbaa makes a cameo appearance at the end as one of the animals waiting in line for Pip's autograph.
Weeds: Go (2007) (TV Episode)
"It's the circle of life." "Hakuna Matata."
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Elton John talked about winning the Oscar for "The Lion King"
The Riches: The Lying King (2008) (TV Episode)
title reference
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
The last scene of Oogway's death holds many visual references to Simba's encounter with Mufasa's spirit.
Robson Arms: My Brother's Keeper (2008) (TV Episode)
Yuri calls Val "Mufasa" after Val, who just watched a nature program on lions, acts lion-like
5 Second Movies: Explanation of 5 Second Movies (2008) (TV Episode)
Example of a 5 Second Movie given its own separate channel
Saturday Night Live: Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alaska Pete on Weekend Update
Body of Lies (2008)
Mentioned by Ed.
The Office: Baby Shower (2008) (TV Episode)
Michael raises Astrid over his head and yells "Lion King!".
Disney TH!NK Fast (2008) (Video Game)
Pridelands are from the movie, & Timon appears.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
A lion defends his father's kingdom against the evil uncle
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) (TV Episode)
Poster on wall during Zolesky Brothers pitch
Life: Badge Bunny (2008) (TV Episode)
Tidwell says that the lion was called Simba, not Kimba. Crews replies that Kimba came first.
My Name Is Earl: Nature's Game Show (2008) (TV Episode)
Earl Jr. says he learned that a group of lions is called a pride from Lion King.
At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David as a movie that Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is channelling.
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.17 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelman mentions the film in his review of the DVD release of The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Bedtime Stories (2008)
in the medieval story, Guy Pearce says he's gonna get some villagers tickets for "The Lion King"
RuPaul's Drag Race: Drag on a Dime (2009) (TV Episode)
RuPaul calls Jade a "Lion Queen".
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009) (TV Movie)
Ace says, "Slow down, Simba!"
Flashpoint: The Fortress (2009) (TV Episode)
When Ed Lane asks Sgt. Gregory Parker how his date went, Parker says that they saw "The Lion King."
NCIS: Hide and Seek (2009) (TV Episode)
Ducky mentions the title in dialogue, telling the dead body that he is reminded of the Circle of Life
Safari (2009)
Dacier welcomes the tourists by saying "Hakuna Matata".
Newswipe: Episode #1.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Brooker refers to footage of a man playing with lions as footage of a man who's seen too many Disney films (The Lion King) and not enough Werner Herzog documentaries.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.124 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $4,000 question
Eden of the East: Yûutsu na getsuyôbi (2009) (TV Episode)
Saki Morimi mentioned that she saw the broadway musicial of Lion King in New York.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy 2D Studio has aa poster for this movie in the background
Imagine That (2009)
Evan Danielson makes jokes about The Lion King with his boss.
Biography: Tragic Side of Comedy (2009) (TV Episode)
Tanner Colby says that Chris Farley's father was "like the Lion King" to the household.
Wheel of Fortune: Room with a View 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Song title puzzle "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Surrogates/Pandorum/Fame (2009) (TV Episode)
Joey Vosevich compares Ving Rhames character in "Surrogates" to Mufasa
Saturday Night Live: Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga (2009) (TV Episode)
'Nathan Lane' starts to sing "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
Couples Retreat (2009)
"It is a circle of life"
Circle of Eight (2009)
"It's the circle of life."
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Michael Jackson's This Is It/The House of the Devil/Gentlemen Broncos (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says "Invictus" has a Lion King-like soundtrack
The X Factor: Episode #6.19 (2009) (TV Episode)
Cheryl Cole and Joe McElderry mention this film. Joe performs "Circle of Life" from this movie.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.53 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Rob Brydon: Live (2009) (Video)
Referenced by name
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Ray believes Evangeline to be a firefly, while Tiana says it's a burning ball of gas in the sky. This is referring to the conversation between Simba, Timone and Pumba, where Timone says the stars are fireflies "caught up in that big bluish black thing" and Pumba says they are burning balls of gas. Simba says they are the great kings of the past and (spoilers) when Ray dies, a new star is born, supporting Simba's theory that stars represent the spirits of the dead.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.62 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $500 question
Copycats: Episode #1.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an incorrect answer by one of the contestants.
Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009) (TV Special)
In his stand-up routine, Robin Williams mentions Simba.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Princess and the Frog (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as a movie made in the Disney Animated Renaissance
The Supermarket (2009)
Rafiki toy in scene
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 9 (2010) (TV Episode)
Pumba's cameo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the skin of Scar in Hercules are mentioned.
AniMat's Reviews: The Princess and the Frog (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat agrees that "The Princess and the Frog" isn't as good as this.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.90 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Grisly Disney"
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 11 (2010) (TV Episode)
Sting wrote 6 songs for Kingdom of the Sun, much like Elton John did in this film.
Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010) (TV Movie)
Ex-roommate said he was possessed by Scar from this
Catfish (2010)
"circle of life"
Four Lions (2010)
Omar tells his son a bedtime story featuring the characters from this film (he is actually telling him what he and Waj did at the terrorist training camp).
The Cleveland Show: The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Angels in New York: Episode #1.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Broadway theatre scene.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.136 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Hollywood's Top Ten: Musicals (2010) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention for the top movie musicals
The Middle: Worry Duty (2010) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.165 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Scene & Herd"
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Elton John and Tim Rice worked on the song in this film as well as the songs in The Road to El Dorado.
The Bachelorette: Episode #6.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ali and the guys go to NYC and take part in the Lion King on Broadway play based on this film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.73 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay calls Tony Hayward of BP "The Lying King"
The Bachelorette: Episode #6.9 (2010) (TV Episode)
Roberto packs a Lion King broadway CD
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Freddie as F.R.O.7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy talks about Disney movies in the '90s
Mad: Avaturd/CSiCarly (2010) (TV Episode)
Rafiki appears in Avaturd sketch
Better with You: Pilot (2010) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
The Cleveland Show: Harder, Better, Faster, Browner (2010) (TV Episode)
song mentioned in Top 100 Cartoon Songs
Destination Truth: Ghosts of Menengai Crater/Kalanoro (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Due Date (2010)
"circle of life"/title mentioned
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Applebuck Season (2010) (TV Episode)
The stampede scene features bunnies running around a pony lying on the ground in a down shot, much like the scene in The Lion King when Mufasa is killed by the stampede.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.34 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage of Kevin McHale at age 6, singing a song from the film at his sister's wedding
Epic Mickey (2010) (Video Game)
Scar appears as a statue and a stained glass window in Dark Beauty Castle
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers Down Under (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares the pre-production of this movie to the observation of "Rescuers Down Under"
Peep Show: Seasonal Beatings (2010) (TV Episode)
Mark thinks "Hakuna Matata! I'm the new Lion King!"
That Fellow in the Coat: A Look Back at Disney's Sequels (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced as preceding "Simba's Pride" and "1 1/2".
Flypaper (2011)
"Hakuna matata"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.94 (2011) (TV Episode)
Dave Salmoni mentions that a mandrill was featured in the film
The Bachelor: Episode #15.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
While hanging out with elephants, Emily says, "this is like The Lion King, but better"
Saturday Night Live: Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Julie Taymor (Kristen Wiig) on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Elton John/Leon Russell (2011) (TV Episode)
Elton John, co-writer of the song, sings, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight."
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy says "African Cats" is billed as a live-action version of the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.135 (2011) (TV Episode)
referring to her hairstyle when she was once in a beauty pageant, Chelsea Handler says she looked like the Lion King
The Nostalgia Teen: The Rugrats Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
"He goes Mufasa on this guy." "That's the circle of life, kids."
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.19 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy says "Kung Fu Panda 2" is no scarier than Scar's scenes in the film
The Hard Times of RJ Berger: Steamy Surprise (2011) (TV Episode)
Coach Sinclair (to RJ): "It's the circle of life, Berger. Hakuna Matata."
The Nostalgia Critic: Little Nemo (2011) (TV Episode)
an excerpt of "Be Prepared" is played
Conan: Wow! You DO Care About These Episode Titles. (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan says 'The Circle of Life' is his favorite part of The Lion King
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.21 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy says "Kung Fu Panda 2" is no more violent than Scar's scenes in the film
AniMat's Reviews: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the Soothsayer is the Rafiki of the film, and says that her and the wolves give the film a little bit of The Lion King vibe.
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #62 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna Mahtata."
The Big C: The Last Thanksgiving (2011) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
RiffTrax Live: Jack the Giant Killer (2011)
"Hakuna Matata"
The Nostalgia Critic: James and the Giant Peach (2011) (TV Episode)
Mufasa disappears via rhino, in relation to James' parents.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the film is #1 at the box office
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Radiohead (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Who's On Top?"
Conan: The Day the Proofradar Quit (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan talks that this movie is still playing in 3D and how much money it made
Bad Movie Beatdown: Van Helsing (2011) (TV Episode)
"What is this, the f**king Lion King?!"
Special Collector's Edition: El soltero (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray/DVD releases of October/November
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Loves Don Bluth - Thumbelina (2011) (TV Episode)
among the box office competition for Thumbelina
Tosh.0: Shrooms Guy (Intervention) (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Tower Heist (2011)
Mentioned by Lester, as seen in goofs-section
Disney Universe (2011) (Video Game)
Costumes of the characters of this movie.
The Nostalgia Chick: The Worst Witch (2011) (TV Episode)
NChick calls it a knock off of Kimba.
Dead Inside (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
Conan: The Mystery of the Recent NYU Grad Who Got a Job (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Matthew Broderick
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #66 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Can you imagine if Simba's father shit himself after he died?"
Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Jørgen Fonemy SPECIAL (2011) (TV Episode)
BD Combo case is seen
Beavis and Butt-Head: Holy Cornholio (2011) (TV Episode)
a woman wearing a mane-like jacket in a T-Baby video is described as being from the film
Conan: The Illiterate Merderer (2011) (TV Episode)
Kirsten Dunst talks about the letters S.E.X. in the sky in The Lion King
Parenthood: Sore Loser (2011) (TV Episode)
correct answer during Charades
Whitney: Clarence! (2011) (TV Episode)
Alex (holding up a puppy): "Hey, look - it's the Lion King!"
The Simpsons: The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants (2011) (TV Episode)
The Loin King
Saturday Night Live: Katy Perry/Robyn (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Best Friends" digital short
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Aliens, UFOs & the Bible: Are We Alone in the Universe? (2011) (Video)
The title appears on the list of highest grossing movies.
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best and Worst Animated Films of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
3D rerelease is given an honorable mention.
That Fellow in the Coat: Top 10 Strangest/Most Annoying Academy Decisions (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a Disney animated feature that won in the Musical Categories in the '90s.
The River: Doctor Emmet Cole (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Gimme the Loot (2012)
Sophia likens a character to Timon.
The Nostalgia Critic: Jungle 2 Jungle (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic defines Hakuna Matata
Grey's Anatomy: The Lion Sleeps Tonight (2012) (TV Episode)
Meredith calls a lion 'Simba'
The Avengers (2012)
Poster seen on time sqaure
The Finder: Voodoo Undo (2012) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
Saturday Night Live: Eli Manning/Rihanna (2012) (TV Episode)
The "Hakuna matata" phrase is used in the "Fox and Friends" segment.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #8.228 (2012) (TV Episode)
Craig talks about the Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata
Welshy Reviews: Ozombie (2012) (TV Episode)
a Scar plushie is visible in Welshy's room.
AniMat's Reviews: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat says elements from Madagascar 2 were borrowed from this film such as the villain.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.95 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea refers to Chuy as the title character.
Welshy Reviews: Black Sheep (2012) (TV Episode)
Scar plushie visible in Welshy's room
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
Hewy says Brenda Chapman served as head of story for this movie.
The Nostalgia Critic: Scooby-Doo (2012) (TV Episode)
"Is he transforming into Pumbaa?"
Bad Education: Parents' Evening (2012) (TV Episode)
Alfie refers to Mufasa's death.
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Referenced in Dracula's song at the end
The Nostalgia Chick: Reality Bites (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned offhand among the good things about 1994
Private Practice: Good Grief (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Violet
Saturday Night Live: Christina Applegate/Passion Pit (2012) (TV Episode)
Mufasa is mentioned in the "Hell-oween Ball" segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.34 (2012) (TV Episode)
Meredith Vieira says that her family played "The Circle of Life" from the film's soundtrack at their cat's funeral
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (2012) (Video Game)
Simba, Pumbaa, Timon, & Zazu appear in the game; Scar makes a cameo as Mizrabel's ego.
AniMat's Reviews: Rise of the Guardians (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat says Jack Frost reminds him too much of Simba during his adult life.
Linsanity (2013)
Lin shows off his beloved Lion King blanket.
Suburgatory: T-Ball & Sympathy (2013) (TV Episode)
Mufasa mentioned
Supernatural: Goodbye Stranger (2013) (TV Episode)
Timon and Pumbaa mentioned
The Amazing Race: Scorpion King Hunter (2013) (TV Episode)
Chuck mentions the cartoon film
Double Rainboom (2013) (Short)
Zazu is one of Fluttershy's animal friends in a fantasy sequence.
The Big C: Quality of Death (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Bum Reviews: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) (TV Episode)
"Ah! A guy who looks like Scar from The Lion King!"
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.89 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ross mentions the movie by name.
Baby Daddy: Test Anxiety (2013) (TV Episode)
''Hakuna matata." "The Lion King."
Graceland: Pawn (2013) (TV Episode)
Simba mentioned
Atop the Fourth Wall: Brute Force #4 (2013) (TV Episode)
"I threatened to make him watch The Lion King non-stop until he talked."
Brickleberry: Trailer Park (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
AniMat's Classic Reviews: The King and I (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat calls Kralahome a ripoff of Scar.
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Armageddon" spoof
Kendra on Top: The Big Bare (2013) (TV Episode)
Pat McAfee mentions the film
Pound Puppies: Lord of the Fleas (2013) (TV Episode)
The song "Papaya and Weasel" references "Hakuna Matata". Both songs have a theme of not worrying and living carefree in a jungle, and a younger animal who becomes friends with a pig-like creature and a tall burrowing mammal.
Buba Shel Medina: Episode #2.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Gil Riva asks Shlomo Scharf if he remembers when Simba's father died
The Crazy Ones: She's So European (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Kendra on Top: Pulling the Goalie (2013) (TV Episode)
Hank mentions "the circle of life" and then mentions the film
Brows Held High: Yeelen (2013) (TV Episode)
"Name an African film" and this poster appears, and "Circle of Life" plays
AniMat's Reviews: Frozen (2013) (TV Episode)
A Disney film that tries to be completely different.
Studio C: Episode #3.9 (2013) (TV Episode)
Scar appears in the "Bad Boy Rap" sketch.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: The Wild (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat says The Wild uses elements from this film.
How I Met Your Mother: Bass Player Wanted (2013) (TV Episode)
The Mother mentions the movie by name.
Bad Education: Christmas (2013) (TV Episode)
Fraser says, "nants ingonyama"
The Extended Weekend of Sparkle (2013) (Short)
A picture of Scar is shown when Twilight mentions Rarity's scar.
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #11.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Isaias Afewerki asks Kitzis if he watched it
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Sarah and her boss reference and mention the film.
The Sugarcube Critic: Applebuck Season (2014) (TV Episode)
"...but you should be more careful of being crushed by the falling James Earl Jones characters."
The Big Bang Theory: The Convention Conundrum (2014) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions James Earl Jones as the voice of the Lion King's dad.
Intelligence: The Rescue (2014) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna matata"
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Craig Middleton mentions this movie by name as Lion King during the game I Love a Charade
Psych: Cog Blocked (2014) (TV Episode)
Gus asks the restaurant hostess if she has a reservation under the name of Simba or Zazu.
Projector: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) (TV Episode)
another family movie Rob Minkoff was involved with
South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) (Video Game)
DVD with this movie can be found
The Nostalgia Critic: Are You Sick of "Let It Go?" (2014) (TV Episode)
"It's like Hakuna Matana, but a million-bajillion times worse."
The Nostalgia Critic: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
"A beaver shall lead the way for the Bedknobs and Broomsticks kids and The Lion King."
AniMat's Reviews: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) (TV Episode)
The director of Mr. Peabody & Sherman also directed this film.
Buba Shel Layla: Episode #3.5 (2014) (TV Episode)
Nusbaum says Gustavo Boccoli masqueraded to Timon
Music Movies: Cinderella (2014) (TV Episode)
to be reviewed next time
The Tomorrow People: Modus Vivendi (2014) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna matata" mentioned
The Nostalgia Critic: The Swan Princess (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic talks about Swan Princess being rereleased when this movie came out
Saturday Night Live: Andrew Garfield/Coldplay (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Celebrity Family Feud" sketch
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dolly Parton/Taylor Kitsch (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in the Mets Bucket Hat Guy sketch, and Jimmy sings part of a song
Last Comic Standing: Invitational 3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Lawrence does jokes about The Lion King
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dave Chappelle/Body Count (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in his opening monologue
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.105 (2014) (TV Episode)
Fortune mentions the movie by name.
The Strain: The Box (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Men Behaving Badly: The Truth About Cats and Ducks (TV Episode)
Jamie mentions the Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata

Featured in 

The Making of 'The Lion King' (1994) (TV Movie)
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Løvernes konge (1994) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) (TV Movie)
clips
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero (1997) (Video)
Musical number "Circle of Life"
The Making of 'Hercules' (1997) (Video)
clips
Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
clips
The Story Behind the Story (2002) (Video)
Footage shown as the host gives a summary of the story
Troldspejlet: Episode #30.7 (2003) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) (Video)
Behind the Legend: Timon (2004) (Video)
In the beginning, that's what is featured, a montage of Timon in The Lion King.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
The song "Hakuna Matata" is #99 on the list.
Broadway: The American Musical (2004) (TV Series)
Featured in Episode Six
Broadway: The American Musical: Putting It Together: 1980-Present (2004) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is shown.
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 94
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Once Upon a Halloween (2005) (Video)
Clips of Scar and the hyenas shown.
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
That Fellow in the Coat: The Top 11 Greatest Disney Songs (2008) (TV Episode)
"The Circle of Life" is at the #3 spot.
The Nostalgia Critic: Pokemon the Movie (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #4 on the "Animated" list.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Evan Bayh (2008) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Saddest Nostalgic Moments (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown during the #1 spot, which is every Disney film ever made.
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Disney Villains (2008) (TV Episode)
Scar is at the number 9 spot.
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips featured during James Earl Jones tribute.
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)
Clip of Zazu singing "It's A Small World After All".
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Fantasia 2000 (2009) (TV Episode)
Roushutsu says the Flamingo segment reminds her of the song "Just Can't Wait to Be King", clip shown
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Black Cauldron (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy says the Horned King can't be as bad as Scar
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
Behind-the scenes footage and clips shown
The Nostalgia Chick: Disney Princess (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 7 (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the Disney films released during the Disney Renaissance. Clip briefly shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 8 (2009) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 10 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mulan didn't make as much money as this Disney film. Clip briefly shown as one of the films of the Disney Renaissance.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 12 (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the caribou stampede scene in Brother Bear reminded him of the wildebeest stampede scene in this film. Clip briefly shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 14 (2010) (TV Episode)
Number 3 in the top 10 Disney films.
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Villain Songs (2010) (TV Episode)
#3 is "Be Prepared"
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
clip shown during In Memoriam montage
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
"Homage or Stealing" segment.
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Disney Sidekicks (2010) (TV Episode)
Timon and Pumbaa are ranked at number 5.
The Nostalgia Critic: The Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuckups (2010) (TV Episode)
Scar's musical number is recalled
Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time (2011) (TV Movie)
The Lion King is the #1 Best Animated Film.
The Nostalgia Teen: The Rugrats Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips of Mufasa and Scar used
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) (TV Episode)
Hewy imagines what "The Lion King" would have been like if John Cleese had decided to play Zazu
Breakfast: Episode dated 12 July 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown from Hans Zimmer's early work.
Breakfast: Episode dated 13 September 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest Sir Tim Rice.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Opening Scenes (2011) (TV Episode)
#10
The Nostalgia Chick: The Lion King (in 3D!) (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Cats (2011) (TV Episode)
Simba takes #1
The Nostalgia Chick: Top Ten Disney Deaths (2011) (TV Episode)
"Bambi is like The Lion King if The Lion King didn't have a plot." Plus, Scar's death is recalled.
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 5 (2012) (TV Episode)
Don Bluth is said to be one of the people responsible for the Disney Renaissance. Clip briefly shown as one of the films during the Renaissance
The Blockbuster Buster: Tarzan & the Lost City (2012) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
Brows Held High: Tromeo & Juliet (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned as being a Hamlet adaptation
The Nostalgia Chick: Nostalgia Chick & Rantasmo: Disney Needs More Gay (2013) (TV Episode)
Scar is analyzed as having potential gay qualities
Count It Down: Greatest Animated Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Simba is #15.
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Scores (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
Renegade Cut: Shakespeare in the Lion King (2013) (TV Episode)
This movie is the subject of Leon's analysis
The Nostalgia Critic: Has CGI Gone Too Far? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown when discussing 2D animated films
The Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Roger Rabbit (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic points out the clouds that supposidly spell out "Sex"
Music Movies: The Lion King (2014) (TV Episode)
movie and songs are reviewed

Spoofed in 

The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
The Critic: From Chunk to Hunk (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay reviews Howard Stern in Disney's "The Cockroach King"
The Simpsons: 'Round Springfield (1995) (TV Episode)
When Lisa sees Bleeding Gums in the sky, Mufasa from the Lion King also appears and says "You must avenge my death Kimba... I mean Simba" refering to the Lion King - Kimba white lion controversy
The PJs: Hangin' with Mr. Super (1999) (TV Episode)
When Thurgood shows Calvin the city he says "Some day son this will all be yours" and Calvin says "What about that dark place?" and Thurgood replies "No not the dark place stay away from the dark place".
South Park: A Very Crappy Christmas (2000) (TV Episode)
mr. hankey the christmas poo sings a song about the circle of poo to his son reminiscent of the lion king's circle of life
Shrek (2001)
The scene where Shrek and Donkey talk about the orges from the past while looking at the stars is similar to where Mufasa tells Simba about the kings of the past.
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
A lion in the clouds appears to give Chosen One advice and the background is also from this movie.
Ice Age (2002)
Reign of Fire (2002)
George of the Jungle 2 (2003) (Video)
There's a scene in which the Lion proclaims himself King of the jungle and the background is just like the Lion King's
Brother Bear (2003)
the caribou stampede at beginning is played as a gag
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) (Video)
Numerous plays on scenes and dialogue from the original film. Timon's mother tells him "Everything the light touches...belongs to someone else." Thus spoofing Mufasa's similar speech to Simba.
South Park: Woodland Critter Christmas (2004) (TV Episode)
The mountain lion's cubs mourn for her after shes died in exactly the same way as Simba did for his dad in this film.
Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005) (TV Movie)
end battle scene
Chicken Little (2005)
A false beginning uses the opening notes of Circle of Life and a very similar sunrise.
Dieter (2006) (TV Movie)
Short parody of the Birth-scene of Simba in it
The Wild (2006)
parodies many of the events that happened in The Lion King The wildebeest stampede and Sampson hanging off the edge of cliff are two examples.
Jekyll: Episode #1.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Hyde jokes about
They Can't Help it If They're Cute, They're Just Drawn That Way (2007) (Video)
Spoofed in "The Tiger Prince" clip
American Dad!: The Most Adequate Christmas Ever (2007) (TV Episode)
A spoof of Rafiki is shown helping Francine to give birth and then marking the baby's forehead
Catcher: Cat City 2 (2007)
in a small visual joke the Pride Rock can be seen in the jungle
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
It is one of the "sweded" movies. Also, video case is shown.
Drawn Together: Lost in Parking Space: Part Two (2008) (TV Episode)
The song and the scene that Xandir and the hobos performed were similar to the Hakuna Matata song and scene.
Modern Family: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
Cameron stages the presentation of his and Mitchell's baby like in The Lion King.
The Nostalgia Critic: Congo (2009) (TV Episode)
Opening theme spoofed.
The Simpsons: Angry Dad: The Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
A "The Lyin' King" poster hangs at the Nickel 'n' Dime Animation Studio office.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a fake Chinese bootleg version of the film during the monologue
Brickleberry: Squabbits (2012) (TV Episode)
when Woody raises the squabbit up in his hands as the African music plays
Family Guy: Peter Problems (2014) (TV Episode)
In cutaway gag

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