The Lion King
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 32nd Disney animated feature film and the fifth produced during the Disney Renaissance, it is inspired by William Shakespeare's Hamlet with elements from the Biblical stories of Joseph and Moses and Disney's 1942 film Bambi. The film was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff (in their feature directorial debuts) and produced by Don Hahn, from a screenplay written by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton. The film features an ensemble voice cast that includes Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson and Robert Guillaume. Its original songs were written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, with a score by Hans Zimmer.
In the Pride Lands of Africa, a pride of lions rule over the kingdom from Pride Rock. King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi's newborn son, Simba, is presented to the gathering animals by Rafiki the mandrill, the kingdom's shaman and advisor. Mufasa's younger brother, Scar, covets the throne.
|author||Irene Mecchi Jonathan Roberts Linda Woolverton|
|award||Academy Award for Best Original Score|
|director||Rob Minkoff Roger Allers|
|genre||adventure animation comedy drama|
|keywords||best friend elephant graveyard gather hakuna matata hang hornbill hunt hyena kill majordomo mandrill meerkat nala rescue return home rock run scar shaman shamanism simba swahili swahili language the king timon and pumbaa warthog wildebeest|
|musicBy||Elton John Hans Zimmer Nick Glennie-Smith Tim Rice|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Score|
|productionCompany||Walt Disney Feature Animation Walt Disney Pictures|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|theme||animals animated children's coming-of-age epic musical musical drama|