Lion King (DVD)

Directed By: Roger Allers Rob Minkoff

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Great animated tale

on 6/6/2012

This is an animated classic courtesy of Disney. The Lion King is one of the best movies made in the past 20 years. It tells the story of Simba, a young lion cub who loses in father and goes into exile. Young children and adults will equally enjoy this one. Read More

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always loved it

by katrina on 6/18/2012

Loved this movie since I was a kid, now my daughter loves it Read More

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Product Overview

Specifications

Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 221910791
UPC 786936812428
UPC 14 00786936812428
Format DVD
Release Date 3/5/2013
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Africa
Animals
Blockbuster
Coming Of Age
Disney Film
Essential Cinema
Family (General)
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Wilderness
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?
Reviews
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
Directors
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 00786936812428
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 88 minutes
Color Color
Awards
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
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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