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The Lion King (1994)

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Lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.

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Irene Mecchi (screenplay by), Jonathan Roberts (screenplay by) | 27 more credits »
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Top Rated Movies #35 | Won 2 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan Atkinson ... Zazu (voice)
Matthew Broderick ... Simba (voice)
Niketa Calame-Harris ... Young Nala (voice) (as Niketa Calame)
Jim Cummings ... Ed (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Shenzi (voice)
Robert Guillaume ... Rafiki (voice)
Jeremy Irons ... Scar (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Mufasa (voice)
Moira Kelly ... Nala (voice)
Nathan Lane ... Timon (voice)
Zoe Leader Zoe Leader ... Sarafina (voice)
Cheech Marin ... Banzai (voice)
Ernie Sabella ... Pumbaa (voice)
Madge Sinclair ... Sarabi (voice)
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Young Simba (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 paw, 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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africa | king | lion | prince | disney | See All (206) »

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The greatest adventure of all is finding our place in the circle of life. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jeremy Irons (Scar) and Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa) share a birthday (September 19), one year apart. Their birthday is also one day after Billy Eichner's, who voices Timon in the film's 2019 Live Action Reboot. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film when Scar has Simba hanging on the edge of Pride Rock, the camera moves out and the lightning crashes, and we can see Simba is holding on to the rock up to his elbows, yet in the next scene we can see he is only holding on by his paws. 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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Alternate Versions

This film was re-released in IMAX and other large format theaters on December 25, 2002. The following changes were made to the film for this release: -This movie opens with "The Lion King: Special Edition" title card, following the Walt Disney Pictures logo. -The pouncing lesson scene was replaced with an all-new song, "Morning Report", originally from the stage show. -The animation of crocodiles in the "I Just Can't Wait to be King" sequence was completely re-done. -The animation in some of the scenes went back through the clean-up animation department a second time, to correct problems such as wavering lines and missing details, which, while not very noticeable during a traditional 35mm showing of the film, would have been discomforting on a much large IMAX screen. Small details, such as the characters who had faces that were too small to be seen in the original had faces, were also added. -The waterfalls in the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" sequence were enhanced. -The 2003 Platinum Edition release contains the different end credits from the 2002 IMAX/Special Edition re-release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Marci X (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Nants' Ingonyama
(1994) (uncredited)
Written by Lebo M. and Hans Zimmer
Performed by Lebo M.
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The Lion King
11 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

A film that only get better with repeat viewings and age, The Lion King is a fantastic animated masterpiece that is among Disney's finest achievements. Stellar voice work, great musical score, beautiful to look at and emotionally complex and riveting.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swahili | Xhosa | Zulu

Release Date:

24 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lion King 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,586,753, 19 June 1994

Gross USA:

$422,783,777

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$968,511,805
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording) (original release)| Dolby Digital (special edition)| DTS (special edition)| SDDS (special edition) (uncredited)| Dolby Atmos (Ultra HD Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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