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The Daily Movie Quote: The Lion King
"Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope." - Mufasa, The Lion King (1994)
Walt Disney Pictures, Rated G, 89 minutes.
Directed By: Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff
Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Young Simba
Matthew Broderick - Adult Simba
Jeremy Irons - Scar
James Earl Jones - Mufasa
Moira Kelly - Adult Nala
Nathan Lane - Timon
Robert Guilluame - Rafiki
Rowan Atkinson - Zazu
Whoopi Goldberg - Shenzi
Cheech Marin - Banzai
Domestic Box Office Gross: $328,539,505
Synopsis: A young lion cub, Simba, is led to believe that he is responsible for his fathers death thus flees into exile. Years later Simba returns only to discover the truth and attempts to claim back his rightful seat on the thrown.
Fact: The Lion King is loosely based on Shakespears Hamlet and there are numerous similarities throughout the film.
Trivia: Mickey Mouse can be seen in the wide shot of the stars when Mufasa is explaining the great kings to Simba.
Movie Mistake: Scars paws change from multiple to single pads throughout the film.
My Take: Not my favorite Disney film but a great film nonetheless. The Lion King, for me, represented life and what you do with it. I know that sounds cheesy, but it's true. The soundtrack, cast, look and message, I feel, really inspired hope. Wow! I am cheesy sometimes. Sigh...
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