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The Lion King Turns 20

Arguably the most iconic movie +Disney has ever produced turned 20.
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"The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa, and was influenced by the biblical tales of Joseph and Moses and the Shakespearean play Hamlet. The film was 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 songs were written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, with an original score by Hans Zimmer. The film features a large ensemble voice cast led by Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly and Nathan Lane. The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as king; however, after Simba's uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is fooled into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile in shame and despair. Upon maturation living with two wastrels, Simba is given some valuable perspective from his friend, Nala, and his shaman, Rafiki, before returning to challenge Scar to end his tyranny." - Wikipedia 

Its hard to believe it been 20 years already... The film really aged well. It one of the few Disney movies that I'm capable of watching over and over aging with out getting tired of it. It is also probably the only Disney movie that i purchased on every release (Seen in theatres when i was a kid, Purchased the VHS, Purchased the DVD, Purchased the Special edition DVD, Purchased the Collectors edition DVDs, seen the 3D re-release in theatres, and I own the 3D Diamond Edition.).


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