The Lion King

The Lion King
The Lion King

Year

1994

Duration

89 minutes

Genres

Animation, Family, Musicals

Language

English

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This animated epic (loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet) follows Simba, a lion cub who runs away from the Kingdom he is destined to rule when his father is ambushed and killed by Simba's devious Uncle Scar who plans to usurp the throne. An instant classic on release, The Lion King is not only beautiful visually, but the story is equally captivating, following Simba as he matures into an adult and befriends the carefree duo of Timon and Pumbaa (a meerkat and warthog, respectively). This story of destiny, responsibility and growing up is still captivating the imagination of audiences today.

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Contains no material likely to offend or harm

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