Lion King

The Lion King

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Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons

Cast: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons

     
 

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One of the most popular Disney animated musicals, The Lion King presents the story of a lion cub's journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. Simba (voiced first by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, then by Matthew Broderick) begins life as an honored prince, the son of the powerful King Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones). The cub's happy childhood turns

Overview

One of the most popular Disney animated musicals, The Lion King presents the story of a lion cub's journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. Simba (voiced first by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, then by Matthew Broderick) begins life as an honored prince, the son of the powerful King Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones). The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle, Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons), murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog (voiced by Ernie Sabella) and Timon the meerkat (voiced by Nathan Lane), he and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne. Borrowing elements from Hamlet, classical mythology, and African folk tales, The Lion King tells its mythic coming-of-age tale with a combination of spectacular visuals and lively music, featuring light, rhythmic songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a score by Hans Zimmer. Embraced by children and adults alike, the film also spawned hit songs ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "The Circle of Life") and a hit Broadway musical. In late 2002, The Lion King was re-released in the large-screen IMAX format.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/04/2011
UPC:
0786936815436
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1AB
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

4 never-before-seen deleted scenes; Never-before-seen bloopers ; Deleted song; The Morning Report: Extended scene; Pride of The Lion King ; The Lion King: A Memoir - Don Hahn ; Disney sing along mode ; Interactive blu-ray gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Broderick Simba
Jeremy Irons Scar
James Earl Jones Mufasa
Moira Kelly Nala
Nathan Lane Timon
Ernie Sabella Pumbaa
Whoopi Goldberg Shenzi
Cheech Marin Banzai
Robert Guillaume Rafiki
Rowan Atkinson Zazu
Niketa Calame Young Nala
Jim Cummings Ed
Madge Sinclair Sarabi
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Young Simba
Zoe Leader Sarafina
Joseph Williams Simba (Singing)
Jason Weaver Young Simba (Singing)
David McCharen Other Voices
Philip Proctor Other Voices
Frank Welker Other Voices
Cathy Cavadini Other Voices
Judi M. Durand Other Voices

Technical Credits
Roger Allers Director
Rob Minkoff Director
John Carnochan Editor
Brian Chavanne Casting
Alice Dewey Associate Producer
Tom Finan Editor
Andy Gaskill Art Director
Don Hahn Producer
Joe Jiuliano Camera Operator
Elton John Songwriter
Sarah McArthur Executive Producer
Irene Mecchi Screenwriter
Jonathan Roberts Screenwriter
Chris Sanders Production Designer
Thomas C. Schumacher Executive Producer
Linda Woolverton Screenwriter
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Lion King
1. "Circle of Life" [4:39]
2. Scar [3:30]
3. Father and Son [3:18]
4. Uncle Scar [2:40]
5. "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" [3:41]
6. Elephant Graveyard [5:03]
7. Under the Stars [2:41]
8. "Be Prepared" [4:47]
9. Stampede [5:27]
10. The King Is Dead [4:21]
11. Scar Takes Over [1:00]
12. Timon and Pumbaa [3:02]
13. "Hakuna Matata" [4:03]
14. Scar in Command [1:46]
15. Pumbaa And Timon Wax Philosophical [3:07]
16. Nala and Simba Reunite [:32]
17. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" [4:03]
18. Trouble in Paradise [3:05]
19. He Lives in You [1:35]
20. Simba Returns [6:16]
21. Simba Confronts Scar [3:51]
22. The Fight [4:01]
23. Simba Ascends [4:02]
24. End Credits [2:38]

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The Lion King 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
little_asian_korean More than 1 year ago
I remember when it first came out for VHS when I was only 6 years old and is still my favorite Disney Movie of all time. The music is beautifully done and the characters are unforgettable. From Scar to Simba and many colorful characters brings out the best of Disney. The Lion King gives life lessons and amazing storyline. The story gives hope, regret, forgiveness and many lessons probably people today have lost or forgotten. I love the story and it is amazing even now. A must have in a DVD collection and having the digital copy to bring with you on your ipod, ipad, iphone, andriod, Zune etc. It's a great from 6 years old to adulthood for we are part of the Circle of Life.
Nala_1 More than 1 year ago
I still remember going to see The Lion King when it first came out when I was five. I loved it so much and still do! I think it is one of the best films that Disney has made, that includes the live action ones too! I still have the VHS of The Lion King and still watch it (I also have the DVD) I highly recommend getting The Lion King if you haven't done so already! Hakuna Matata!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Lion King' is the greatest animated film of all time. This story is a complete masterpiece, its everything a film is suppose to be. Funny, vibrant, the songs are great and the characters are relateable. This is my favorite of all the Disney movies. After all this time this movie is getting the royal treatment it deserves. This is the pinnacle of animation films.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I saw a perveiw for this movie in the Theater, I almost cried! The animation was WOW for it's time and still is today... and story line is wonderful and loved by ALL ages. Truely they saved the best for last in a memorable Disney era!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the Lion King! The first copy I had I wore out! You could not see any thing. My Dad had to buy me a new one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best movies ever made!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was only 6 years old when my mom took me to the movies to see The Lion King. I loved it so much, I couldn't wait till it came out on VHS. But now, it is coming out to DVD. And I am very excited to get it, as I was excited to get it when I was 6. For the people who have not seen The Lion King, it is a must see movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the one movie that I begged my daughter not to buy on DVD. I have had it on VHS since it's release, they love it, and since they don't have it at home it's our special ''grand-movie''. Will buy it on DVD and then they can watch on grampas big screen!! The best of the best......
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time we bought the Lion King was on VHS when it first came out, back then it was the only movie I would watch. Even now I watch other movies, Though the Lion King remains at the very top of my list of movies to watch. When Disney re-released the Lion King onto DVD for the first time, I made sure to get my own copy of the Lion King on Disney DVD October 7, 2003, the very day that the Lion King was released for the first time on Disney DVD. and to this very day, from the very first time I watched the Lion King all those years ago. I still Love the Lion King. I also recommend those who buy a copy of the movie on DVD to try their luck at the Personality Profile Game, to see which Lion King Character you are most like. The first 5 time I tried it I was like Nala, the sixth time I was like Simba, then I tried it again a seventh time and I was like Nala Again. Weird maybe but totally enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my all-time favorite Disney movie! I was only a little kid when this movie came out, but I loved it! I still watch it a lot so, I'm definately going to get it on DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a true Lion King fan. I have a 3'x2' cupboard full of Lion King Stuff. It is literally overflowing. When I was 3 my Mom got the Lion King for me. I wore it out!!!! You could not see any of the movie! My Dad had to buy me a new one. It is my favorite movie tied with Spirit Stallion of the Cimerron.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best movies every released. You still feel like a kid when you watch it. It warms your heart
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly one of the greatest movies ever made. Great story, songs, voices and animation. This is what made Disney a mainstay in animation! Kudos to the entire crew, creative development team and ''actors.''
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DMJohnson More than 1 year ago
My family absolutely loves this movie!! 2 thumbs up!
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I had forgotten how good ''The Lion King'' was until I rented the special edition.I was suddenly reminded of it's beautiful animation,funny comedy,good music,colorful characters,and exciting action scences.I also never really noticed how moving it was until now.When Mufasa died and Simba cried I almost cried with him.I nearly cried at the end too (not because I was sad,but I love happy endings).''The Lion King'' also has messages about destiny,learning from your mistakes,conquering fears,and responsibility. In Disney's next animated feature,''Brother Bear'',there is said to have elements from ''The Lion King'' and another Disney classic, ''Beauty and the Beast''.I hope it's as good as them and I can't wait to see it!