The Lion King

1994 "The greatest adventure of all is finding our place in the Circle of Life."
8.5| 1h29m| G| en| More Info
Released: 24 June 1994 Released
Producted By: Walt Disney Pictures
Country: United States of America
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Official Website: http://movies.disney.com/the-lion-king
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A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?

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Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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Walt Disney Pictures

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Tacticalin An absolute waste of money
Intcatinfo A Masterpiece!
Afouotos Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.
Taraparain Tells a fascinating and unsettling true story, and does so well, without pretending to have all the answers.
kmhf-25079 In a difficult situation is a person who undertakes to once again address to the topic of "The Lion King". According to the number of mentions in the media and among the conversations of ordinary people, he has long been on the same level with such parables as "Titanic", "Terminator" and "Cleopatra". And say about this cartoon, that either new extremely difficult. This with one hand.On the other hand, taking into account all said before now of course it is difficult to find someone who hadn't watched "The Lion King".Accordingly, in the details of the plot go there is no sense of the subtleties of the characters, too, can not be explained for the same reason.But there is an opportunity to focus on the story of the inner features of the masterpiece for which it is so loved for quite a long period of time.I'll start with the fact that the theme of giving animals human qualities in animation (and in some cases, and feature films) is not new.Remember the series "Goofy and his team", "TaleSpin", "Duck stories", "Darkwing Duck" ?These stories, familiar to us since childhood, serve as a brilliant confirmation of the above theory. But here's the amazing thing. None of these failed to achieve the naturalness of what is happening in "The Lion King".The characters of this cartoon do not wear human clothes and do not try to behave like people, which does not always appropriate comic and increases the sense of realism of the screen image.After 10-15 minutes after you start watching you began to think that animals really can talk, although an hour ago you were firmly convinced of the opposite. Not only that, the animals suddenly started talking in human language, their emotions may be quite to compete in the sincerity of the feelings and actions of living people.Even the famous Konstantin Stanislavsky would not find a reason to say his famous "I do not believe!" because the cartoon characters constantly and sincerely empathize.Many eternal philosophical questions are raised by "The Lion King": "What is life? What's its meaning?", "How to find your way?", "Will we seem right that we as or think in 15 years when we're 25?". All these questions the viewer will find the answer looking and reviewing this wonderful cartoon in which there was a place for all spiritual manifestations of man. Even the main negative character of the film Mufasa's brother Scar figure is not as unambiguous as it may seem at first.Of course in the struggle for power, he does not shun the lowest methods, but in all he is not right from a political point of view?He and his older brother just have diametrically different views on how to rule the state.Mufasa mostly relies on his strength, he, in modern parlance, professes a totalitarian regime.Scar in the soul is more democratic. He says plainly: "With regard to mind I got the lion's share, but on the part of brute force is out of a genetic misfire". He's cunning and hypocritical on occasion. Isn't that an important quality for a politician? Isn't that an important quality for a sovereign? Our unforgettable Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin would estimate that for certain.Someone can argue with that citing the example of what happened to the Pride Lands during the reign of Scar. Recognize, Liony played too much and made a huge mistake: did not secure the support of the people and too much dissolved hyenas -traditional enemies of lions. Scar not change his nature and whether he in this situation behave wiser cartoon would end quite differently.Anyway, but nevertheless this story has a happy ending and despite the controversy of many moments I am convinced that this happy end heroes deserved. They made the right choice although for many of them it was not easy to make.Even Timon and Pumbaa decided support his friend Simba in a difficult minute. Quote: "Simba, if this is important to you we are with you until the end". TimonAnd they have always been true Epicureans and never bothered with complex issues of morality and law.Well, when you need to help loved ones, each of us can become better and it's wonderful. I in turn hope that this wonderful cartoon called "The Lion King" will help to become better for everyone who will watch it.
cinephile-27690 I did not watch this a whole lot as a kid-at least, not as much as when I watched Toy Story or Beauty and the Beast. As a kid, I think it was too serious and while it was not boring it wasn't thrilling.(Roger Ebert made note of this on his TV show.) I watched it at age 9 shortly after my father passed away. "Long live the king." Ouch. I avoided it until 10th grade after purchasing one at a Goodwill. While I don't own a copy now, on VHS or DVD I have seen it about-I kid you not-8 times in a span of about a year or so!. Partly that's because I was in a phase of consistently watching kid movies. Another, and the main one I prefer to dwell on, is that it has a deeper impact now than ever. The movie opens up with the best opening to a movie ever-the song "Circle of Life." This song has a lot of meaning on how every life has purpose. And that's pretty much the whole message-and it touches me now than it could have as a kid. What else could I praise about it? All the songs are great. (Well, while it's good, I find Can You Feel The Love Tonight to be the weakest song.) I always think that I would hate animating this movie-there are no humans, just lions, birds, elephants, a warthog, a lemur, hyenas, etc. The fact of that factor being accomplished is a success in itself. (Sorry, that was hard to write grammatically!) The voice talent is effective. Johnathan Taylor Thomas is the Young SImba while Matthew Broderick is the adult. James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair, the king and queen of Coming To America, are the king and queen here. Rowan Atkinson is Zazu, Whoopi Goldberg is a hyena, Scar is Jeremy irons, and many more are flying through my head. The Lion King is a favorite Disney movie of many, like my Grandma, my youth Pastor, my cousin(who names it as his favorite movie,period),and also my actress crush(along with Let It Shine.)(It's actually 13th for me right now-but I love a lot of Disney movies.) Anyways, it's well loved-and that love is well earned.
ivar-09529 This is arguably the greatest movie ever. So many life lessons to be learned from this movie.
JokerMichel The lion king is a beautiful and hopeful film destined to be a classic Don't be fooled this movie is not only for kids Recommended