The Lion KingDirector: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
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.
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Cast & Crew
|James Earl Jones||Mufasa|
|Niketa Calame||Young Nala|
|Jonathan Taylor Thomas||Young Simba|
|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|
|Alice Dewey||Associate Producer|
|Andy Gaskill||Art Director|
|Joe Jiuliano||Camera Operator|
|Sarah McArthur||Executive Producer|
|Chris Sanders||Production Designer|
|Thomas C. Schumacher||Executive Producer|
|Hans Zimmer||Score Composer|
1. "Circle of Life" [4:39]
2. Scar [3:30]
3. Father and Son [3:18]
4. Uncle Scar [2:40]
5. "I Just Cant 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 Tmon 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 Scart [3:51]
22. The Fight [4:01]
23. Simba Ascends [4:02]
24. End Credits [2:38]
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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.
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!
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.
'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.
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!!!
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.
One of the best movies ever made!!
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......
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.
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.
One of the best movies every released. You still feel like a kid when you watch it. It warms your heart
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.''
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.
My family absolutely loves this movie!! 2 thumbs up!
Awsome My Favorite Movie Of All Time