The Lion King
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Emotionally stirring and richly drawn, ‘The Lion King’ follows the adventures of 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 to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa in this Disney favourite with unforgettable songs by Elton John and Tim Rice.
About the Directors
Roger Allers was born in New York. He made his feature film debut with ‘The Lion King’ (co-director, 1994) following two decades working on Disney classics including ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (1991) and ‘The Lion King’ (1994). He was nominated for an Oscar for the short film ‘The Little Matchgirl’ (2006).
- Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
- Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton
- Don Hahn
- Ivan Bilancio
- Hans Zimmer
- Production Company
- Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation
- Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.
- Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly