Lion King, The

Lists: Adventure, Animated, Drama, Family, Musicals

Brief Synopsis: "A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing -- even killing his own brother -- to get it."

Overall Ranking: 192 (Rank from 1994: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.14%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Danny M100
BTS Brian100
CinemaVisitor Erik100
Darren of Movie Reviews 10193(full review)
JR B90
Jay of Life Vs Film90(full review)
Thomas Pollock90
Rob from GuysFilmQuest87
Bryan Lienesch83 - It's not another mind-numbing kid garbage flick. A cogent story and an unexpected emotionally-heavy hand in direction will keep adults as entertained as their kin.
J Bumgardner80
David Baruffi80
MandF Reviews80(full review)
Carrie B80
Patrick Devitt79

People Involved

  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Young Simba)
  • Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba)
  • Niketa Calame (Young Nala)
  • Moira Kelly (Adult Nala)
  • James Earl Jones (King Mufasa)
  • Madge Sinclair (Sarabi, Simbas Mother)
  • Zoe Leader (Sarafina, Nalas Mother)
  • Jeremy Irons (Scar)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Shenzi the Hyena)
  • Rowan Atkinson (Zazu the Hornbill)
  • Jim Cummings (ED the Hyena)
  • Robert Guillaume (Rafiki)
  • Nathan Lane (Timon)
  • Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa)
  • Cheech Marin (Banzai the Hyena)
  • Roger Allers (Director)