The Lion King
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The Lion King 1994

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble...

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Is a emotional film
One of those flicks you just never stop loving.
The artwork, the plot, the soundtrack---sheer perfection!
Circcclllee of lifeeeee and it moves us a lllll! I love this movie i have it on VHS. this movie has the ability to motivate me and make me cry all at once.
im 27 now and i remember this one from the past, i just loved it backthen, and now i love it the way i did backthen! its one of the movies i proberly never forget! :) 10/10 ofcourse :)
when i was a kid i watched this so many times my mom said the VHS stopped playing and had to get another haha, i loved it then and now at 22 it's still just as good!

I have loved this movie ever since I saw it when I was a kid. My daughter is obsessed with it too now that she's seen it. It has some good life lessons in it along with being a good movie.

i love watching this when i was a child until now haha

To me there is only four Disney classics that I love this is one of them. What a great story and music a must have in any DVD collection.

MP Grade A+
The Lion King is a great classic animated film that has one of the most amazing soundtrack that I have ever seen. This film also features some very interesting characters and some great animation.
In 1989, an era which fans like to call the Disney Renaissance began. In this era, Disney made a total of 10 animated movies that were all successful and well received by critics and fans alike. However, in 1994, the most successful (and undeniably one of the best) film was released: The Lion King. The movie only had a budget of $45 million and managed to gross over $700 million, and was nominated for 4 Oscar awards, out of which in won 2.

The film tells the story of a young cub named Simba (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas), who flees his home, Pride Rock, after his evil Uncle Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons) kills Mufasa (Simbas father, Scars brother and King of the Pride Lands, voiced by James Earl Jones). As Simba runs away, he befriends a meerkat named Timon (voiced by Nathan Lane) and a warthog named Pumbaa (voiced by Ernie Sabella). Soon Simba (now an adult voiced by Matthew Broderick) meets his childhood friend Nala (voiced by Moira Kelly) and soon returns to the Pride Lands to confront his evil uncle and reclaim his stolen throne. The movie also includes the voice talents of Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and legendary voice actor Jim Cummings.

The animation in the movie is beautiful. It uses a variety of computer and hand drawn techniques to produce a stunning looking film. The drawings of the characters are fantastic and smoothly animated, and the computer shading, reflection and lighting techniques blend in well into the traditional animation.

The score for the movie is composed by German composer Hanz Zimmer. This is arguably one of best film scores ever. The music is synced well and has a unique, epic but calm feel to it. There is not a single dull piece of music in the entire film score, so kudos to Zimmer. The songs in the film were done by Elton John (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics), and both of them did a splendid job. Simply stunning.

Overall, The Lion King is one of the best movies ever created. It is no surprise that this is one of Disney's most successful films, as it is a true movie wonder no matter how you look at it. A true animated masterpiece.