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
Originally, Scar's minions were going to be cape dogs but were changed to spotted hyenas because cape dogs are an endangered species and because African Lions and Spotted Hyenas are natural enemies more than any other animal native to Africa. See more »
When Simba and Nala are trying to escape the hyenas and fall through the rotten piece of wood, there is debris on the ground. In the next shot when Simba 'roars', the ground is clean. See more »
[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.
Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?
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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 »
The Lion King is a great film. Along with a great story (inspired by William Shakespeare's Hamlet), terrific animation, and an all star cast of voices, there are the lessons that are learned from this film (despite being a little rough for the younger children). Like responsibility and honor.
I rank this animated film among the great films I have ever seen. It was part of my childhood and it is a film experience I will never forget. And hopefully, you won't either. A++
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