The Lion King
- Matthew Broderick

Overview - Wild Africa is the setting for this animated tale of a young lion cub whose evil uncle usurps his father's crown and lets hyenas overrun the kingdom. Dodging danger and befriending some oddball characters, the cub wanders until the day he's ready to return.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Wild Africa is the setting for this animated tale of a young lion cub whose evil uncle usurps his father's crown and lets hyenas overrun the kingdom. Dodging danger and befriending some oddball characters, the cub wanders until the day he's ready to return. Songs by Elton John and featuring the voices of Whoopie Goldberg, Cheech Marin, James Earl Jones, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Jeremy Irons. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including 3 for Best Original Song. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Elton John and Tim Rice: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight").

Awards:
1994 - Academy Awards - Best Original Song Winner
1994 - Academy Awards - Best Original Score Winner

Cast List

Hans Zimmer - Composer
Roger Allers - director
Ernie Sabella
Jonathan Roberts - Screenwriter, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)
Elton John - British Singer/Songwriter, CANDLE IN THE WIND
Reginald Dwight - British Singer/Songwriter, CANDLE IN THE WIND
Jim Cummings - Voice, A VERY MERRY POOH YEAR (2002)
Cheech Marin - American Comic Actor
Richard Marin - American Comic Actor
Richard "Cheech" Marin - American Comic Actor
Matthew Broderick - American Actor, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)
Jeremy Irons - Actor, THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN/REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
Moira Kelly - American actress, CHAPLIN, WITH HONORS
Tim Rice - Oscar winning lyricist, soundtrack, THE LION KING, EVITA
Nathan Lane - American Supporting Actor
Joseph Lane - American Supporting Actor
James Earl Jones - Actor/Voice
Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Child Actor
Rob Minkoff - Director
Irene Mecchi
Madge Sinclair - American TV/Film Actress
Whoopi Goldberg - Oscar-winning actress/comedian, GHOST
Caryn Johnson - Oscar-winning actress/comedian, GHOST
Robert Guillaume - African-American actor, BENSON

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 88
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 786936853773
  • Genre: Family
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2017

Related Categories:
Movies > Childrens
Movies > Animated

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Coming Of Age
Wilderness
Animals
Recommended
Africa
Blockbuster
Theatrical Release
Family (General)
Disney Film
Essential Cinema

 
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Synopsis:
This delightful Disney film features sumptuous animation, and wonderful, catchy songs by lyricist Tim Rice and pop star Elton John. The story focuses on Simba, a young lion cub who's heir to the throne of the animal kingdom. But his evil uncle Scar longs to become king himself, and will do anything to make his wish come true. So he enlists the aid of three wicked hyenas and plots to kill not only Simba's father, but Simba himself. If Scar's plans succeed, all the animals will suffer. But can little Simba do anything to stop his big, bad uncle?

Notes:
Theatrical release: June 17, 1994 (NY/LA). June 24, 1994 (Wide Release). THE LION KING is the 32nd full-length animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures. In 1995, "The Lion King" was the top-selling video, surpassing "Aladdin," "Snow White," and "Beauty and the Beast." It actually sold 20 million copies in the first six days of its release.

Reviews:
"...Disney dazzle..." - Recommended - 03/01/1995 Premiere, p.91


"...A hugely entertaining blend of music, fun and eye-popping thrills....A movie of exhilarating surprises..." - 07/14/1994 Rolling Stone, p.98


"...As visually enchanting as its pedigree suggests....Anthropomorphic genius..." - 06/15/1994 New York Times, p.C11


"...[A] rapturous piece of storybook mythmaking." -- Rating: A- - 07/08/1994 Entertainment Weekly, p.40


"...A majestic outdoor spectacle....[With] nobly high visual and moral standards..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars..." - 06/15/1994 USA Today, p.1D


"...This latest Disney animated feature once again delivers what its audience wants..." - 06/15/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F1


"...THE LION KING deals with real issues....A learning experience as well as an entertainment..." - 06/24/1994 Chicago Sun-Times, p.39


"[T]his thrilling, anthropomorphic adventure retells Hamlet with lions in a triumphant mix of both the classical and the modern." - 03/01/2008 Empire, p.116

 
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