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. It is the 32nd Disney animated feature film, and the fifth animated film produced during a period known as the Disney Renaissance. The Lion King was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, and has a screenplay credited to Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton. Its original songs were written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, with a score by Hans Zimmer. The film features an ensemble voice cast that includes Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair (in her last film role), Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings. The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa and was influenced by the Biblical stories of Joseph and Moses, and William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
In the Pride Lands of Africa, a pride of lions rule over the animal kingdom from Pride Rock. King Mufasa's and Queen Sarabi's newborn son, Simba, is presented to the gathering animals by Rafiki the mandrill, the kingdom's shaman and advisor.
|author||Irene Mecchi Jonathan Roberts Linda Woolverton|
|award||Academy Award for Best Original Score National Film Registry|
|director||Rob Minkoff Roger Allers|
|genre||adventure animation comedy drama|
|keywords||animal kingdom attack best friend explore fall gather hakuna matata hang hornbill hunt kill majordomo mandrill meerkat murder nala rescue return home rock scar shaman shamanism simba swahili swahili language the king timon and pumbaa warthog young adult|
|musicBy||Elton John Hans Zimmer Tim Rice|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Score|
|productionCompany||Walt Disney Animation Studios Walt Disney Pictures|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|theme||3d animals animated children's coming-of-age epic musical musical drama|