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#903. The Lion King

  • Year: 1994
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English/Swahili
  • Production: Walt Disney, 89m
  • Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
  • Producer: Don Hahn
  • Screenplay: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton
  • Music: Hanz Zimmer, Elton John, Tim Rice
  • Cast: (voices) Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Johnathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson
  • Oscar Wins: Best Original Score, Best Original Song
  • Oscar Noms: 2x Best Original Song

Abridged Book Description

This animated adventure works so well because it has all the elements of a terrific movie and plenty of action and adventure. The lion cub scenes appeal to small children and the impressive animation causes even adult jaws to drop. The film has a classic story arc as the carefree cub becomes a wise and respected lion... The Lion King is surprisingly moving, relating as we are only to cartoon characters, particularly in the relationship between Simba and his father and the ending to turn-grown-men-into-a-blubbering-pile-of-mush.