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    A young lion prince is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba, thus making himself King. The King is killed and Simba is led to believe by Scar that it was his fault, and so flees the kingdom in shame.
    After years of exile he is persuaded to return home to overthrow the usurper and claim the kingdom as his own thus completing the "Circle of Life".


Directed by: Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff
Written by: Jim Capobianco & Irene Mecchi
Music by: Hans Zimmer, Elton John & Tim Rice
Released on: June 24, 1994
Running Time: 84 minutes
Budget: $40 million
Box-Office: $313 million in the U.S. (plus $15.68 million from its Imax re-release in December 2002), $767 million worldwide
Note: The movie was released twice in the US, once on June 24, 1994, and again on November 18, 1994. From those two running times it reached the fifth sport on the list of high-earning films of all time (after E.T., Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, and Star Wars). Since then, it has been bumped off the top 7 by Titanic and The Phantome Menace.


CAST
Young Simba... Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Adult Simba... Matthew Broderick
Mufasa... James Earl Jones
Scar... Jeremy Irons
Timon... Nathan Lane
Pumbaa... Ernie Sabella
Young Nala... Niketa Calame
Adult Nala... Moira Kelly
Rafiki... Robert Guillaume
Zazu... Rowan Atkinson
Shenzi... Whoopi Goldberg
Banzai... Cheech Marin
Ed... Jim Cummings


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