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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 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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(Technicolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Leslie Nielsen, Roddy McDowall, Jay Leno and Simon Callow were considered for the role of Zazu. 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 »

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[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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Confide In Me
Written by Steve Anderson, Dave Seaman, and Owain Barton
Performed by Kylie Minogue
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This is what kid's movies should be like...
7 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I find it hard to believe that kid's movies these days will ever be called classics in years to come (excluding Pixar movies). In my mind, this is the last classic hand drawn film, and it upsets me that I have to wait for another five years for it to come out on DVD. This film deals with great issues and involves a huge conflict for the main character, something that recent kid/family films lack. It is funny and lighthearted when it should be, and heartfelt and serious when it needs it. I believe that everybody should see this movie, regardless of your age. It may just be the last good movie that Disney will ever do without the help of Pixar.


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