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The Lion King (1994)

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Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

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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)
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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 greatest adventure of all is finding our place in 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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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Matthew Broderick (Simba) and Nathan Lane (Timon) only saw each other once during production and that was in a hall. They both did their voice work separately. 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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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Can You Feel the Love Tonight
(End Title) (1994) (uncredited)
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Elton John
Piano: Elton John
Guitar: Davey Johnstone
Drums: Chuck Sabo
Bass: Phil Spalding
Background vocals: Rick Astley, Gary Barlow, Kiki Dee, Robert Englund, Davey Johnstone, and the London Symphony Chorus
Programmed by Guy Babylon and Olle Romo
Engineer: Paula Jones
Assistant engineer: Peter Lewis
Produced and mixed by Chris Thomas
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The Best Animated Film I Have Ever Seen
1 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

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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