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The Daily Movie Quote: The Lion King

Updated on August 31, 2010
The Lion King
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...

Related Hubs: Shakespeare Connection: Hamlet and The Lion King

Yesterday's Daily Movie Quote: Star Wars


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