Archive for June, 1994

The Lion King

Wednesday, June 15th, 1994

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical

Release Year: 1994

Country: USA

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English | Swahili | Xhosa (song lyrics) | Zulu


Tagline: The King Has Returned. [for Christmas 2002 IMAX release.]


Writers: Irene Mecchi (screenplay), Jonathan Roberts (screenplay)


Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas … Young Simba (voice)
Matthew Broderick … Adult Simba (voice)
James Earl Jones … Mufasa (voice)
Jeremy Irons … Scar (voice)
Moira Kelly … Adult Nala (voice)
Nathan Lane … Timon (voice)
Niketa Calame … Young Nala (voice)
Ernie Sabella … Pumbaa (voice)
Robert Guillaume … Rafiki (voice)
Rowan Atkinson … Zazu (voice)
Madge Sinclair … Sarabi (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg … Shenzi (voice)
Cheech Marin … Banzai (voice)
Jim Cummings … Ed (voice) Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Welker … Additional Voices (voice)


Plot: A lion prince, Simba, is born in Africa and the animals of the Pride Lands pay tribute. Later Simba is told by his father, King Mufasa, that when Mufasa dies, Simba will become King of the Pride Lands. Simba's Uncle Scar would have been king after Musafa had Mufasa not had a child. Fuelled by rage, Scar plots to kill Mufasa and Simba so he is able to take over the throne. He uses the hyenas to cause a stampede through the canyon where Mufasa and Simba are, and personally ensures Mufasa falls to his death. Simba survives so Scar implies that the stampede was Simba's fault and that the pride will blame him. Simba flees the Pride Lands meaning never to return home. Simba is found, collapsed with exhaustion, by Timone the Meerkat, and Pummba the Warthog, and the trio become fast friends. Simba stays with them well into adulthood until his childhood friend, Nala, hunting beyond the… Written by fallgeek   Plot Keywords: King  Scar  Prince  Lion  Uncle   See »