The Lion King

The Lion King

The Lion King

Theatrical Release Date (USA): June 15, 1994

Home Video Release Date (USA): March 3, 1995

Theatrical Release Date in (Japan): July 23, 1994

Animation Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Franchise: Lion King
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PurpleWarrior13
said at 11:22 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
I haven't seen this film in about 15 years, but I do love the music it has (which I have listened to since), especially Elton John's version of Circle of Life (I also recommend the Japanese version). There's a lot (good and bad) I can say about this film, but I do find it interesting that it came out only NINE DAYS after I was born. I didn't know it was that soon...
BlankSlate
said at 11:57 AM on Wed Nov 6 2013
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I admit; I don't like this film very much; or at least not as much as I used to. However, there's one thing I can still appreciate about it; Greg Drolette's backgrounds. The colours are just gorgeous and that's what makes it a great looking movie.
BlankSlate
said at 1:58 AM on Mon Jul 28 2014
@BlankSlate Oh and Hans Zimmer's score; so deeply beautiful and emotional.
CLG
said at 5:27 PM on Thu May 30 2013
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I Love this dang movie. it was one of the first movies I've ever seen. These are some words that come to mind when I think of this movie: Phenomenal, amazing, fantastic, beautiful, incredible, fun, joyous, mind-blowing, best, awesome, creative, mesmerizing, shocking, great, neat, breath-taking, worth watching, spectacular, unbelievable, wowing, favorite, holy cow, OMG, fabulous, & this rocks. I absolutely love Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, & Rowan Atkinson. This is so action-packed, & it always puts a smile on my face. Every time I see this, my heart just gets a little bit bigger. Plus, I freakin' love Timon & Pumbaa! They're hilarious.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:06 AM on Tue Mar 5 2013
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This movie has what I like to call the "Avatar Principle". The movie Avatar has a cliche moral with a done-to-death story and cardboard cutout characters. Despite that, the film draws you in with the world they create and how beautiful and creative it is. With the Lion King, the story is also one we know, the characters ones we've seen before, and the associated cliches we come to expect in a Disney movie(the comic relief sidekicks, death of a family member, ec.). But GOOD GOD, the world it creates is gorgeous! The animation is amazing, the African scenery is beautiful, and the epic scope is fantastic. The music, is absolutely perfect. The songs by Elton John, the orchestra by Han Zimmer, that amazing African choir, it all sets the mood so amazingly. So even though this movie has more cliches than I can count on my fingers, I still consider it my favorite Disney movie.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 2:13 PM on Fri May 24 2013
@VctrBnsn My favorite Disney movie is probably Peter Pan, or maybe Pinocchio, I'm not sure because it's been so many years since I've seen Pinocchio, but I have to agree with you on at least the animation. Out of all the goofy, crazy fairy tale stuff and the animated magic I feel the exquisitely detailed majesty of Africa they captured in the film's beautiful landscapes and jungles really make this Disney's all time most visually impressive film.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:23 PM on Fri May 24 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I've seen Pinnochio recently and I still think it holds up. I even found myself genuinley laughing at the humor. Peter Pan is great too, but I don't think it holds up quite as much as Pinnochio.

But with the Lion King, man, every time I see it I just get drawn into the landscape. I always thought the African landscape was very beautiful, and this film really shows us why.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:35 PM on Fri May 24 2013
@VctrBnsn It's pretty darn hard to watch the opening and not just gasp in awe at it all, and Circle of Life playing in the background just makes it so magical. It's one of the most breathtaking scenes in any animated film ever, heck, maybe the absolute most breathtaking. It's just beautiful!
VctrBnsn
said at 3:38 PM on Fri May 24 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I saw it in 3D last year and took a group of friends to go see it. One of them, a tad bit younger than me, never saw it. So I thought what better way to introduce the film to him than on the big screen. It is now to this day, his favorite film.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:45 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Wait, it was in 3D in 2011, I can't believe it's already been that long.


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FAVE CHARACTER
Who's your favorite character?
Scar
21.4% (6 votes)
Timon
14.3% (4 votes)
Simba (Young)
10.7% (3 votes)
Mufasa
10.7% (3 votes)
Simba (Adult)
10.7% (3 votes)
Rafiki
10.7% (3 votes)
Pumbaa
7.1% (2 votes)
Ed
7.1% (2 votes)
Nala (Adult)
3.6% (1 votes)
Shenzi
3.6% (1 votes)
28 Total Votes
VOICE COMPARES
Listen to all the actors who have voiced the following The Lion King characters.
Shenzi
Banzai
Scar
Simba
Simba Cub
Zazu