Lion King-Diamond Edition (Blu-ray + DVD)

Directed By: Roger Allers Rob Minkoff

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The king of animated films roars out for the Disney vault in its Blu-ray high definition premiere on Blu-ray combo pack-- spectacular new picture and sound presentations that reveal the majesty of Disney's epic animated masterpiece as it's never been experienced before. Featuring pristine high definition picture and sound and groundbreaking immersive bonus features including Disney Second Screen, Disney's heroic coming-of-age adventure -- filled with award-winning music and some of the most popular characters ever created -- is a marvel for all ages and a must-own addition to any home entertainment library. Celebrate the circle of life with your family Fall 2011 -- for a limited time only.

Disney's THE LION KING SPECIAL EDITION: An unforgettable story, breathtaking animation, beloved characters, and Academy Award(R)-winning music (Best Original Score, 1994; Best Song, "Can You Feel The Love Tonight") set the stage for the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who "just can't wait to be king." But his envious Uncle Scar has plans for his own ascent to the throne, and he forces Simba's exile from the kingdom. Alone and adrift, Simba soon joins the escapades of a hilarious meerkat named Timon and his warmhearted warthog pal, Pumbaa. Adopting their carefree lifestyle of "Hakuna Matata," Simba ignores his real responsibilities until he realizes his destiny and returns to the Pride Lands to claim his place in the "Circle of Life." Now extensively restored and remastered -- experience THE LION KING like never before, from its magnificent musical opening over breathtaking African vistas to its emotional climax. The all-star vocal talents -- including Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane, and Ernie Sabella -- rip-roaring comedy, and uplifting messages of courage, loyalty, and hope make this timeless tale entertainment for all ages.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 221910785
UPC 786936815115
UPC 14 00786936815115
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 10/4/2011
Rating Rating
Coming Of Age
Disney Film
Essential Cinema
Family (General)
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Wild Africa is the setting for this animated tale of a young lion cub whose evil uncle usurps his father's crown and lets hyenas overrun the kingdom. Dodging danger and befriending some oddball characters, the cub wanders until the day he's ready to return. Songs by Elton John and featuring the voices of Whoopie Goldberg, Cheech Marin, James Earl Jones, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Jeremy Irons. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including 3 for Best Original Song. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Elton John and Tim Rice: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight").
Plot Summary
Summary This delightful Disney film features sumptuous animation, and wonderful, catchy songs by lyricist Tim Rice and pop star Elton John.| The story focuses on Simba, a young lion cub who's heir to the throne of the animal kingdom. But his evil uncle Scar longs to become king himself, and will do anything to make his wish come true. So he enlists the aid of three wicked hyenas and plots to kill not only Simba's father, but Simba himself.| If Scar's plans succeed, all the animals will suffer. But can little Simba do anything to stop his big, bad uncle?
Premiere "...Disney dazzle..." - Recommended 03/01/1995 p.91
Rolling Stone "...A hugely entertaining blend of music, fun and eye-popping thrills....A movie of exhilarating surprises..." 07/14/1994 p.98
New York Times "...As visually enchanting as its pedigree suggests....Anthropomorphic genius..." 06/15/1994 p.C11
Entertainment Weekly "...[A] rapturous piece of storybook mythmaking." -- Rating: A- 07/08/1994 p.40
USA Today "...A majestic outdoor spectacle....[With] nobly high visual and moral standards..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars..." 06/15/1994 p.1D
Los Angeles Times "...This latest Disney animated feature once again delivers what its audience wants..." 06/15/1994 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...THE LION KING deals with real issues....A learning experience as well as an entertainment..." 06/24/1994 p.39
Empire "[T]his thrilling, anthropomorphic adventure retells Hamlet with lions in a triumphant mix of both the classical and the modern." 03/01/2008 p.116
Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
Cast & Crew
Ernie Sabella - Star
Jonathan Roberts - Screenwriter
Elton John - Music
Jim Cummings - Voice
Cheech Marin - Voice
Matthew Broderick - Voice
Jeremy Irons - Voice
Moira Kelly - Voice
Tim Rice - Lyricist
Nathan Lane - Voice
James Earl Jones - Voice
Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Voice
Irene Mecchi - Screenwriter
Madge Sinclair - Voice
Whoopi Goldberg - Voice
Robert Guillaume - Voice
Hans Zimmer - Composer
Roger Allers - Director
Rob Minkoff - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1994
UPC 00786936815115
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 88 minutes
Color Color
Name Elton John
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1994
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Tim Rice
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1994
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Hans Zimmer
Award Category Best Original Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1994
Award Giver Academy Awards
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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