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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 Circle of Life See more »


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Release Date:

24 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

King of the Jungle  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ARS 4,447,493 (Argentina) (6 July 1994)

Gross:

$312,900,000 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When he signed onto the film, Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba) thought this was an American version of the anime/manga Kimba the White Lion (1965), which followed a similar plot line. See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) When Banzai says, "Here, kitty, kitty, kitty," it may appear as though no one is actually speaking. This is because the shot cutting from the cubs to the hyenas is very quick. However, pay close attention only to Banzai's location on the screen: you see his mouth moves when he says "here," and he's audibly saying "kitty, kitty, kitty" through gritted teeth, with his lips shown curled back. If you grit your teeth, curl your lips back, and say this line, you can do so without moving your mouth and it will still sound perfect because you only need to use your tongue to make the sounds. 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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Crazy Credits

Nico Golfar is also credited as "Score Wrangler". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Girls Just Want to Have Sums (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Prepared
(1994)
Music by Elton John (uncredited)
Lyrics by Tim Rice (uncredited)
Arranged and Produced by Hans Zimmer
Performed by Jeremy Irons, with Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings
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The best Disney animated film ever...
10 May 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The best Disney animated film ever...This film had it all, it was funny, emotional, had family drama, and above all, great animation and songs! My personal favorite character is Rafiki, the Baboon! I still cant forget the line he says to Simbe, "Past can hurt, but as I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it!" it is so true! i loved Zazu's weirdness, and shenzi's humor, above all, i loved Pumba's innocence and Timon's intelligence! In short, i found the film the best film ever... The voice cast is also great. Mathew did complete justice to Simba, and what can I say about Mufasa, He is the best King, and dad anyone can ever get! The movie is not meant for kids, its meant to teach every adult a lesson...to find our place in the great "Circle Of Life". I give this film a perfect 10.


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