The Lion King

The Lion King
US Theatrical: Jun 15, 1994
US Home Media: Mar 03, 1995
Japan Theatrical: Jul 23, 1994

Animation Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios

Popularity: 6th All Time, 17th This Week

Franchise: Lion King
Characters on BTVA: 15
Additional Voices: 8
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said at 9:30 AM on Sun Jul 1 2018
Really great Disney animated film with it great animation and music with great performances by Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, and James Earl Jones
8000 Saiyans
said at 10:08 AM on Mon Jun 4 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
Another great Disney Renaissance movie.

I love how the filmmakers took inspiration from Lawrence of Arabia, because without the epic scope, this film wouldn't have been the great movie that it is.
said at 9:05 AM on Mon Sep 4 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
I definitely consider this to be the best Disney movie of all time. The music is timeless and so is the story and the voice acting is incredible.
said at 7:09 PM on Fri Nov 25 2016
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there's gonna be a live-action remake of this

I mean

can't they just bring back the old cast for this? I think the only part you need to worry about is who's playing the younger versions of Simba and Nala
Jacob M. Keene
said at 7:23 PM on Thu Feb 9 2017
@CaptainGrumpy And also Serabi since Madge Sinclair passed away not too long after this was released.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 7:26 PM on Thu Feb 9 2017
@Jacob M. Keene *Sarabi
said at 2:41 AM on Thu Aug 6 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
My all time favorite Disney film!! :D
Jacob M. Keene
said at 10:09 AM on Mon Dec 22 2014
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The sound clip of Scar I'm hearing here (as well as the Scar voice compare) doesn't sound like it's from the movie, it sounds like a deleted scene. The music in this scene is, but instead of what Scar says here, it's where he and the hyenas say these lines:

Scar: Charmed.
Shenzi: Oh I like that, he's not king but he's still so proper.
Banzai: Hey Scar, did you bring us something to eat, old buddy old pal, huh? Did ya did ya did ya?
Scar: I don't think you really deserve this. I practically gift-wrapped those cubs for you, and you couldn't even dispose of them.
Shenzi: Well you know, it wasn't exactly like they were alone Scar.
Banzai: Yeah, what we supposed to do? Kill Mufasa?
Scar: Precisely.
said at 1:06 AM on Thu Dec 25 2014
@Jacob M. Keene I think it's specifically from the soundtrack. I remember reading a while back that it was going to originally be part of the movie, but with Scar having not interacted with the Hyenas beforehand, with the song convincing them to join him, rather than them already being with him before he sang the song.

It's been a while and my memory's kind of foggy, so I could've gotten a few things about it wrong and I can't remember the specific reason why they cut that out or changed the order of events, but I tried to remember the details as best as I could.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 8:25 PM on Thu Dec 25 2014
@Metabad I see.
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...
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.
said at 1:58 AM on Mon Jul 28 2014
@BlankSlate Oh and Hans Zimmer's score; so deeply beautiful and emotional.
said at 5:27 PM on Thu May 30 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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Nala (Adult)
10.7% (8 votes)
Simba (Adult)
9.3% (7 votes)
Simba (Young)
8.0% (6 votes)
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2.7% (2 votes)
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Nala (Young)
1.3% (1 vote)
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