The Lion King
This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba, the heir of his father, Mufasa. Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, 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 (Matthew Broderick) to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa.
1994, 87 minutes, Rated G, Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff
"The Lion King boasts a top-notch story, excellent characterizations, instantly hummable tunes, and some of the best artwork and animation the company's ever done. It's a classic from the opening sequence."- John Scalzi, FREZNO BEE
"The Lion King, Walt Disney's 32nd full-length animated film, is a glorious hodgepodge, a jumble of styles, emotions and ideas that turn into something wonderful. This is Disney animation at its best -- and at its most sentimental."- Jay Stone, OTTAWA CITIZEN
"The Lion King is classic, first-rate Disney, an animated musical for all ages that will roar its way to huge grosses and take its place among Disney's best."- Marylynn Uricchio, PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE