Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons
Roger Allers (Director), Rob Minkoff (Director), Linda Woolverton (Screenplay), Jonathan Roberts (Screenplay)
Release: May 7th, 1994
Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes
A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?
The Lion King is getting adapted in a live-action form in the same vein as the live-action Jungle Book with Jon Favreau directing.
Donald Glover as Simba
James Earl Jones as Mufasa
I just received the blu ray version of this movie. I'm 30 years old and the last time I saw this movie was over 15 years ago. Its always been my favorite childhood movie but you know, life happens and...
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So here is how it all goes down the opening scene is epic and breathtaking, the following scenes are calm, character-based and dramatic, then there are some comedic scenes of careless fun combined with present danger, until the point of no return hits, where Simba is blamed for his fathers death and the movie takes a turn for the worst, only to be pulled up again by the brightest part of the movie, literally and figuratively, out in the wide and colorful jungle with Timon and Pumbaa admittedly though, one of the best songs ever written and sung by Elton John, plays out right here, so there is definitely balance to it too.
After arranging the death of the king in one of the most heart-wrenching scenes in movie history, especially for a kids film, Scar scorns Simba and tells Simba the only way for him to repent for his father's death (designed to look like an accident or even Simba's fault) is for him to leave the pride and never return.