G | | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.
Linda Woolverton, the film's original screenwriter, had to be withdrawn from production on The Lion King (1994), as she was more invested in her work on Beauty and the Beast (1991). Some of her ideas and characterizations still remain in the final cut of the film.
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?
Rafiki the monkey appears to be some sort of bizarre mandrill-baboon hybrid. He has the colorful face of a mandrill, but the long, kinked tail of a baboon (mandrills have very short tails).
Prior to the beginning of the movie is a brief words, "In remembrance of Frank Wells" message (Mr. Wells is a president of Disney Studios, who died prior to the film's release).
English, Swahili, Xhosa, Zulu
ARS 4,447,493 (Argentina) (6 July 1994)
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