Summary of Movie
The Lion King is a world-wide, multimillion-dollar Walt Disney franchise. The success of the original 1994 American animated feature, The Lion King, directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, led to two direct-to-video sequel films, a spin-off television series, several video games, merchandise, and the 7th longest-running musical in Broadway history, The Lion King Broadway, which garnered 6 Tony awards including Best Musical.
The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands; however, after Simba's uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is manipulated into thinking he was responsible, and flees into exile. Upon maturation living with two wastrels, Simba is given some valuable perspective from his childhood friend, Nala and his shaman, Rafiki, before returning to challenge Scar to end his place in the Circle of Life as the rightful King.
The film additionally features the voices of Nathan Lane as Timon, Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa, Madge Sinclair as Sarabi, Rowan Atkinson as Zazu, Whoopi Goldberg as Shenzi, Cheech Marin as Banzai, Jim Cummings as Ed and Zoe Leader as Sarafina.
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