Lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.
“The Lion King” is a 1994 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, and features the voices of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, and Rowan Atkinson.
The story follows Simba, a young lion prince who is set to succeed his father, Mufasa, as king of the Pride Lands. However, Simba’s uncle Scar plots to take the throne for himself, resulting in Simba’s exile from the kingdom. With the help of new friends, Simba must find a way to return to the Pride Lands and reclaim his rightful place as king.
The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $987 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated film at the time of its release. It also won two Academy Awards for Best Original Song (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight”) and Best Original Score, and spawned a successful franchise, including a Broadway musical adaptation and several sequels and spin-offs.