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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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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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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Mufasa was to sing a song titled "To Be King", but it didn't suit James Earl Jones' singing voice. 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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"In Remembrance of Frank Wells President of The Walt Disney Company from 1984-1994" See more »

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Soundtracks

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
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Traditional Spiritual
Sung by Rowan Atkinson
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By far, the greatest Disney movie ever made...
22 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is, quite seriously, the Citizen Kane of Disney animation. Every animated movie from Disney ever since has been a failed attempt to recreate the masterpiece that this film is. This movie is an anomaly in a market usually dominated by formulaic kiddie-fare. Unlike most films from animation studios, this movie will enthrall you, whether you're 5 years old, or 50. An epic plot, intriguing characters, great music and hillarious moments make this film a family classic that will endure through the ages. 10/10


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