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The Lion King

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Original title
The Lion King
Running time
85 min.
United States United States
Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton
Hans Zimmer (Songs: Elton John, Tim Rice)
Walt Disney Pictures
Animation. Drama. Adventure. Comedy. Musical. Kids | Africa. Animals
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Walt Disney’s Full-Length Animated Classics | The Lion King
Synopsis / Plot
In the veldt kingdom of Pride Rock, the scheming Scar plans to become the lion king. He convinces young Simba, the heir to the throne, to wander off into the elephant graveyard. When Simba is threatened by a horde of stampeding wildebeest, his father, King Mufasa, comes to his rescue but Scar causes him to fall and be trampled. Scar then turns on Simba, telling him all this was his fault and convincing him the only rightful thing to do is leave the kingdom and never return. Simba wanders out into the desert. But there he meets his childhood betrothed Nala who convinces him to find his own strength and return and confront Scar.
1994: 2 Academy Awards: Best Original Soundtrack, Original Song. 4 Nominations
1994: 3 Golden Globes: Best Movie: Comedy or Musical, OST, Song. 4 Nominations
1994: 2 BAFTA Nominations: Best Original Soundtrack and Sound
1994: National Board of Review: Best Family Movie
1994: 3 Awards Annie, including Best Movie. 6 Nominations
1994: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Animated Feature
1994: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Original Score
1994: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
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