The Lion King
“The Lion King” follows the epic adventures of a young lion cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king of the jungle. As a carefree cub, he “just can’t wait to be king,” and spends his days frolicking with his pal, Nala. His father, King Mufasa, the revered ruler of Pride Rock and the lands that surround it, teaches him about the “Circle of Life” – the delicate balance of nature which bonds all animals together – and cautions him to prepare for the day when he will be called upon to lead. Mufasa’s evil brother, Scar, hopes that day will never arrive and schemes to do away with the king and Simba so that he can assume the throne for his own tyrannical purposes. He and his hyena henchmen – Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed – lure Simba into the path of a wildebeest stampede in which Mufasa is killed trying to save his son.

Scar convinces Simba that he is responsible for his father’s death and urges him to run far away from the Pride Lands and never return. A frightened and guilt-ridden Simba flees into exile where he is befriended by a wacky but warmhearted warthog named Pumbaa and his free-wheeling meerkat companion, Timon. Under the dubious guidance of this nature’s odd couple, Simba adopts their “Hakuna Matata” (no worries) attitude towards life, living on a diet of bugs and taking things one day at a time. The cub matures into a young adult and is able to put his past behind him until a beautiful young lioness, who turns out to be his childhood friend Nala, arrives on the scene. She tells him of the hard times and suffering that have come to the Pride Lands under Scar’s reign and beseeches him to take his place as king. With the help of Rafiki, a wise shaman baboon, Simba realizes that his father’s spirit lives on in him and that he must accept the responsibility of his destined role. In a climatic battle with his uncle and an army of hyenas, Simba attempts to reclaim his rightful place in the “Circle of Life”.

Latest Info:

  • October 7th, 2003: The Lion King is released on DVD in the US. Release for the EU is set for October 30th, 2003.
  • August 20th, 2002: The Lion King is due to be released in a special IMAX version on December 25th, 2002 in major cities all over the world.
  • August 19th, 2002: According to various sites, “The Lion King” is due to be released on DVD October 2002, as a part of Disneys Platinum Collection. Disney have allready released “Show White
    and the Seven Dwarfs”, and “Beauty and The Beast” is due to be released on October 8th, 2002.


The Circle of Life

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The Cast and Crew:

    • Roger Allers: Director
    • Rob Minkoff: Director
  • Irene Mecchi: Writer
  • Jonathan Roberts: Writer
  • Rowan Atkinson as Zazu the Hornbill
  • Matthew Broderick as Adult Simba the Lion
  • Niketa Calame as Young Nala the Lioness
  • Jim Cummings as Ed the Hyena, Gopher, Additional Scar Singing Voice Match, Additional Voices (singing voice)
  • Whoopi Goldberg as Shenzi the Hyena
  • Robert Guillaume as Rafiki the Mandrill
  • Jeremy Irons as Scar the Lion
  • James Earl Jones as King Mufasa the Lion
  • Moira Kelly as Adult Nala the Lioness
  • Nathan Lane as Timon the Meerkat
  • Zoe Leader as Sarafina the Lioness
  • Cheech Marin as Banzai the Hyena
  • Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa the Warthog
  • Madge Sinclair as Queen Sarabi the Lioness
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Young Simba the Lion


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