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The Lion King (1994)

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A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Zazu (voice)
... Simba (voice)
... Young Nala (voice) (as Niketa Calame)
... Ed (voice)
... Shenzi (voice)
... Rafiki (voice)
... Scar (voice)
... Mufasa (voice)
... Nala (voice)
... Timon (voice)
Zoe Leader ... Sarafina (voice)
... Banzai (voice)
... Pumbaa (voice)
... Sarabi (voice)
... 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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The King Has Returned. [for Christmas 2002 IMAX release.] See more »


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Release Date:

24 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

King of the Jungle  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,825,849, 15 June 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$312,900,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$987,483,777, 12 November 2013
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(Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording) (Stereo)| (special edition)| (special edition)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Voted number 6 in channel 4's (UK) "Greatest Family Films" See more »

Goofs

(at around 39 mins) Thorns that are all over Banzai's body disappear completely between shots with no time for him to remove them all. 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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Referenced in Footballers' Wives: Episode #3.1 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Morning Report
Music by Elton John (uncredited)
Lyrics by Tim Rice (uncredited)
Performed by Evan Saucedo and Jeff Bennett
(Special Edition only)
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Its a 10
16 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

"The best movie I ever watched in any form or any in language".

No, I am not exaggerating! It is the best movie ever, whether in human form or in animated. I can't find a single flaw in The Lion King (1994). Someone could argue that the story is not original, Disney just twisted it. Someone could also argue that i didn't watch that much of movies to judge "The Best Ever" but as I said, this the best movie I ever saw. The story is nice and free flowing and without any unnecessary bumpers. One can not recognized the voices behind the characters, because the characters are so prominent. Music! Let me say I am not very fond of English pop songs, but I could hum almost most of the songs of this movie, so I would say, music is that nice. Animation is superb, landscapes are eye catching, dialogues are sharp and comedy is at its best. What more might I say?

Beside everything, you can say how crazy I am about this movie by my name.

Enjoy the movie, don't leave the seat. Hakuna Matata!


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