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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:
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Zazu (voice)
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Simba (voice)
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Young Nala (voice) (as Niketa Calame)
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Ed (voice)
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Shenzi (voice)
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Rafiki (voice)
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Scar (voice)
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Mufasa (voice)
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Nala (voice)
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Timon (voice)
Zoe Leader ...
Sarafina (voice)
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Banzai (voice)
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Pumbaa (voice)
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Sarabi (voice)
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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 Circle of Life 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)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The lyric for the opening chant of "The Circle of Life" are: "Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba / Sithi uhm ingonyama / Nants ingonyama bagithi baba / Sithi uhhmm ingonyama / Ingonyama Siyo Nqoba / Ingonyama Ingonyama nengw enamabala". This translates as: "Here comes a lion, Father / Oh, yes, it's a lion / Here comes a lion, Father / Oh yes, it's a lion / A lion We're going to conquer / A lion A lion and a leopard come to this open place." See more »

Goofs

(at around 15 mins) When Simba and Nala go to take place on each side of Zazu to make him faces alternatively, Simba passes in front of Zazu. However, his reflection behind on the pool merges briefly with Zazu's instead of being hidden like it should. 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 Last Comic Standing: Invitational 3 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
(1944)
Written by Fred Heatherton (joint pseudonym of Elton Box, Desmond Cox and Irwin Dash (uncredited))
Sung by Rowan Atkinson (uncredited) and Jeremy Irons (uncredited)
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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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