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The Lion King (1994). "Scar? Who's got a scar?"

It's here. It's finally here. The ULTIMATE Disney movie and we break it all down this week!


Storyline :A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?

Directors: Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff

Writers: Irene Mecchi(screenplay by), Jonathan Roberts(screenplay by) and Linda Woolverton(screenplay by)

Stars: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons and Whoopi Goldberg

Awards: 40 Wins & 35 Nominations

Film Budget: $45,000,000 (estimated)

Gross Worldwide: $1,063,611,805


There is never not a good time to listen to ANY of these classic Disney songs.


The Greatest adventure of all is finding our place in the circle of life. These Fun Facts will help guide us.

  1. Frank Welker provided all the lion roars. Not a single recording of an actual lion roaring was used because the producers wanted specific sounding roars for each lion.

  2. A few weeks before the film opened, Sir Elton John was given a special screening. Noticing that the film's love song had been left out, he successfully lobbied Jeffrey Katzenberg to have the song put back in. Later, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" won him an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

  3. The best-selling home video of all time, with more than 55 million copies sold to date.

  4. The wildebeest stampede took Disney's CG department approximately three years to animate. A new computer program had to be written for the CG wildebeest stampede that allowed hundreds of computer generated animals to run but without colliding into each other.

  5. Unlike the other lions, Scar's claws are always displayed throughout the movie.


When searching for this on Disney+ use caution and make sure you watch the OG Lion King and not the bastardization that is the live action remake

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