The Lion King (1994)

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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.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When he signed onto the film, Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba) thought this was an American version of the anime/manga Kimba the White Lion (1965), which followed a similar plot line.


Quotes

Scar: 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?


Goofs

Near the end of the film when Scar has Simba hanging on the edge of Pride Rock, the camera moves out and the lightning crashes, and we can see Simba is holding on to the rock up to his elbows, yet in the next scene we can see he is only holding on by his paws.


Crazy Credits

"In Remembrance of Frank Wells President of The Walt Disney Company from 1984-1994"


Alternate Versions

When the movie was released on DVD in October 2003, it offered two versions of the film: The "Special Edition" (the 2002 IMAX re-release), and the "Original Theatrical Release". The "Original Theatrical Release" is actually identical to the 2002 IMAX/"Special Edition" re-release, except that it opens with the memorial card to Frank Wells, following the Walt Disney Pictures logo. The Original Theatrical Release on the 2003 Platinum Edition DVD release omits the blue Walt Disney Pictures opening and closing logos and it uses the same opening and closing logos as the 2002 IMAX/Special Edition re-release. This includes the pouncing lesson scene. The Original Theatrical Release on the 2003 Platinum Edition DVD release omits the original scrolling end credits sequence and it uses an edited version of the same end credits from the 2002 IMAX/Special Edition re-release purporting to be the end credits from the Original Theatrical Release. All of the other edits that were made to the 2002 IMAX re-release (the cleaned-up animation, etc.) are also present in this version.


Soundtracks

Be Prepared
(1994)
Music by
Elton John (uncredited)
Lyrics by Tim Rice (uncredited)
Arranged and Produced by Hans Zimmer
Performed by Jeremy Irons, with Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings

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Animation | Adventure | Drama | Family | Musical

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