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Release Date: June 15th, 1994

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2003

G|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba (Zoe Leader), the heir of his father, Mufasa (Ernie Sabella). Simba's wicked uncle, Scar (Rowan Atkinson), plots to usurp Mufasa's throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult (Jeremy Irons) to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) and Pumbaa (Cheech Marin).

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Madge Sinclair, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Rowan Atkinson, Ernie Sabella

Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Genres: Family, Animated, Musical, Adventure

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Heartwarming, Growing up, Murder, Sacrifice, Emotional, Friendship, Quest

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Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Music (Original Song)
Winner Music (Original Score)