The Lion King (1994)


Movie Review

Directed by: Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings

Mufasa (James Earl Jones) is a lion that rules Pride Rock in Africa boldly and proudly.  Upon the birth of his heir Simba (young Simba- Jonathan Taylor Thomas; adult Simba- Matthew Broderick), Mufasa and his wife Sarabi (Madge Sinclair) let the sage Rafiki (Robert Guillaume) present Simba to his future kingdom.  Only one individual has a problem with Simba, his uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons).  Simba’s birth moves Scar further down the line to the throne.  With this in mind, Scar concocts a plan to kill his brother Mufasa and Simba.  Instead, he kills Mufasa, and Simba flees Pride Rock believing that he killed his father.  When Simba flees, he not only abandons his home but also puts his claim to the throne in jeopardy.

Unquestionably, The Lion King is the greatest animated film of all time.  The lovable music, the awe-inspiring story, and the unforgettable characters place this film at the pinnacle of Disney animated musicals.  It is the one animated film that both young and old moviegoers can watch anytime without a drop of liquor.  If you’ve never seen The Lion King, don’t waste any time, and go check this out now!  If you have seen it, then revisit this all-time classic and renew your love for this wonderful film.  The Lion King passes the Sobriety Test with flying colors and gets a sober rating.



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