The Lion King (1994) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
8.4/ 10 (305953 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Walt Disney Feature Animation [us] - (uncredited)
Walt Disney Pictures [us] - (presents)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 15 June 1994
(USA) - 24 June 1994
(Colombia) - 30 June 1994
(South Korea) - 2 July 1994
(Argentina) - 7 July 1994

Running Time

See it for the first time ever in 3D (2011 3D re-release) Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life. The King Has Returned. [for Christmas 2002 IMAX release.] The Circle of Life

africa, animal, animal-in-title, animal-name-in-title, anthropomorphic-animal, anthropomorphism, arranged-marriage, attempted-bite, baboon, battle, battlefield, best-friend, betrayal, bird, blockbuster, brawl, brother-brother-relationship, cage, canyon, cartoon-violence, challenge, character's-point-of-view-camera-shot, cheating-death, combat, comic-relief,

Technical Support
LAB:Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA - (prints)
OFM:35 mm - (Eastman)
PFM:35 mm - (Eastman)
PFM:70 mm - (horizontal) (IMAX blow-up) (Eastman)
PFM:D-Cinema - (also 3-D version: 2011 re-release)
RAT:1.66 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Atkinson, Rowan as (voice) [Zazu] <10>
  2. Broderick, Matthew (I) as (voice) [Adult Simba] <2>
  3. Cummings, Jim (I) as (voice) [Ed]
  4. Guillaume, Robert as (voice) [Rafiki] <9>
  5. Irons, Jeremy as (voice) [Scar] <4>
  6. Jones, James Earl as (voice) [Mufasa] <3>
  7. Krall, Daamen J. as (voice) (uncredited) [Additional Voices]
  8. Lane, Nathan (I) as (voice) [Timon] <5>
  9. Marin, Cheech as (voice) [Banzai] <13>
  10. McCharen, David as (voice) (uncredited) [Additional Voices]
  11. Proctor, Phil as (voice) (uncredited) [Additional Voices]
  12. Randolph, David (I) as (voice) (uncredited) [Additional Voices]
  13. Sabella, Ernie as (voice) [Pumbaa] <7>
  14. Saucedo, Evan as (singing voice) (uncredited) [Young Simba - in 'Morning Report']
  15. Thomas, Jonathan Taylor as (voice) [Young Simba] <1>
  16. Tochi, Brian as (voice) (uncredited) [Fighting Hyena]
  17. Welker, Frank as (voice) [Additional Voices]
  18. Calame, Niketa as (voice) [Young Nala] <6>
  19. Cavadini, Cathy as (voice) (uncredited) [Additional Voices]
  20. Durand, Judi M. as (voice) (uncredited) [Additional Voices]
  21. Goldberg, Whoopi as (voice) [Shenzi] <12>
  22. Kelly, Moira (I) as (voice) [Adult Nala] <5>
  23. Leader, Zoe as (voice) (uncredited) [Sarafina]
  24. Phillips, Mary Linda as (voice) (uncredited) [Additional Voices]
  25. Sinclair, Madge as (voice) [Sarabi] <11>


  1. Adventure
  2. Animation
  3. Drama
  4. Family
  5. Musical

Full Plot

A lion prince, Simba, is born in Africa and the animals of the Pride Lands pay tribute. Later Simba is told by his father, King Mufasa, that when Mufasa dies, Simba will become King of the Pride Lands. Simba's Uncle Scar would have been king after Mufasa had Mufasa not had a child. Fuelled by rage, Scar plots to kill Mufasa and Simba so he is able to take over the throne. He uses the hyenas to cause a stampede through the canyon where Mufasa and Simba are, and personally ensures Mufasa falls to his death. Simba survives so Scar implies that the stampede was Simba's fault and that the pride will blame him. Simba flees the Pride Lands meaning never to return home. Simba is found, collapsed with exhaustion, by Timon the Meerkat, and Pumbaa the Warthog, and the trio become fast friends. Simba stays with them well into adulthood until his childhood friend, Nala, hunting beyond the Pride Lands that herds had deserted under Scar's mismanagement stumbles upon Simba's new home. Astonished to find him alive, she begs him to return to the Pride Lands, where Scar has reigned as King for years, and ruined everything. All of the animals will starve if Simba does not return. Simba eventually agrees to fight for his kingdom. Simba battles Scar, and learns his father's death was Scar's fault, not his own. Simba prevails and takes his fathers place as rightful king, mirroring "The Circle of Life." fallgeek 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". King of Hearts Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 1,858,732 (Argentina) AD: 1,100,000 (Austria) AD: 81,520 (Belgium) AD: 280,533 (Belgium) AD: 248,363 (Finland) AD: 9,412,494 (France) (28 February 1995) AD: 10,122,000 (France) AD: 1,312,942 (France) (opening week) AD: 11,289,000 (Germany) AD: 6,064,405 (Spain) AD: 1,948,274 (Sweden) BT: USD 45,000,000 CP: © Copyright MCMXCIV The Walt Disney Company (on print); Walt Disney Pictures & Television; 20 June 1994; PA659979 (in copyright registry) GR: USD 94,240,635 (USA) (8 January 2012) GR: USD 94,234,986 (USA) (1 January 2012) GR: USD 94,197,689 (USA) (18 December 2011) GR: USD 94,163,654 (USA) (11 December 2011) GR: USD 94,124,606 (USA) (4 December 2011) GR: USD 93,883,136 (USA) (20 November 2011) GR: USD 93,706,698 (USA) (13 November 2011) GR: USD 93,435,862 (USA) (6 November 2011) GR: USD 93,143,469 (USA) (30 October 2011) GR: USD 92,608,537 (USA) (23 October 2011) GR: USD 90,536,318 (USA) (16 October 2011) GR: USD 86,008,595 (USA) (9 October 2011) GR: USD 79,209,794 (USA) (2 October 2011) GR: USD 61,475,402 (USA) (25 September 2011) GR: USD 30,151,614 (USA) (18 September 2011) GR: USD 15,683,944 (USA) (26 May 2003) GR: USD 15,674,773 (USA) (18 May 2003) GR: USD 15,666,233 (USA) (11 May 2003) GR: USD 15,655,557 (USA) (4 May 2003) GR: USD 15,647,634 (USA) (27 April 2003) GR: USD 15,597,900 (USA) (20 April 2003) GR: USD 15,543,343 (USA) (13 April 2003) GR: USD 15,403,513 (USA) (6 April 2003) GR: USD 15,056,769 (USA) (30 March 2003) GR: USD 14,675,315 (USA) (23 March 2003) GR: USD 14,291,295 (USA) (16 March 2003) GR: USD 13,830,816 (USA) (9 March 2003) GR: USD 13,389,507 (USA) (2 March 2003) GR: USD 12,868,378 (USA) (23 February 2003) GR: USD 12,306,208 (USA) (16 February 2003) GR: USD 11,502,252 (USA) (9 February 2003) GR: USD 10,688,511 (USA) (2 February 2003) GR: USD 9,631,511 (USA) (26 January 2003) GR: USD 8,701,652 (USA) (19 January 2003) GR: USD 7,207,036 (USA) (12 January 2003) GR: USD 5,986,626 (USA) (5 January 2003) GR: USD 2,789,969 (USA) (29 December 2002) GR: USD 312,825,889 (USA) (26 March 1995) GR: USD 312,844,232 (USA) (12 March 1995) GR: USD 312,730,666 (USA) (12 March 1995) GR: USD 312,850,033 (USA) (9 March 1995) GR: USD 312,803,512 (USA) (9 March 1995) GR: USD 312,838,904 (USA) (5 March 1995) GR: USD 312,544,356 (USA) (5 March 1995) GR: USD 312,067,556 (USA) (26 February 1995) GR: USD 311,275,225 (USA) (20 February 1995) GR: USD 310,055,725 (USA) (12 February 1995) GR: USD 309,011,765 (USA) (5 February 1995) GR: USD 307,833,457 (USA) (29 January 1995) GR: USD 306,374,043 (USA) (22 January 1995) GR: USD 304,565,622 (USA) (15 January 1995) GR: USD 301,867,002 (USA) (8 January 1995) GR: USD 300,352,905 (USA) (2 January 1995) GR: USD 295,132,896 (USA) (26 December 1994) GR: USD 291,573,205 (USA) (18 December 1994) GR: USD 289,021,690 (USA) (11 December 1994) GR: USD 285,973,976 (USA) (4 December 1994) GR: USD 281,838,756 (USA) (27 November 1994) GR: USD 272,944,052 (USA) (20 November 1994) GR: USD 256,945,953 (USA) (28 September 1994) GR: USD 266,901,023 (USA) (18 September 1994) GR: USD 264,718,828 (USA) (12 September 1994) GR: USD 262,317,184 (USA) (5 September 1994) GR: USD 251,364,916 (USA) (21 August 1994) GR: USD 243,168,383 (USA) (14 August 1994) GR: USD 232,392,912 (USA) (7 August 1994) GR: USD 174,348,094 (USA) (17 July 1994) GR: USD 143,426,906 (USA) (10 July 1994) GR: USD 104,519,258 (USA) (4 July 1994) GR: USD 44,654,884 (USA) (26 June 1994) GR: USD 2,209,030 (USA) (19 June 1994) GR: USD 218,645,104 (USA) (31 January 1994) GR: USD 199,723,355 (USA) (24 January 1994) GR: USD 312,900,000 (USA) GR: GBP 21,923,399 (UK) (22 January 1995) GR: GBP 19,301,659 (UK) (11 December 1994) GR: GBP 16,650,343 (UK) (13 November 1994) GR: GBP 23,144,500 (UK) GR: USD 945,578,747 (Worldwide) (10 December 2011) GR: ARS 40,499,009 (Argentina) (24 August 1995) GR: ARS 39,120,455 (Argentina) (17 August 1995) GR: ARS 36,666,225 (Argentina) (10 August 1995) GR: ARS 23,885,398 (Argentina) (20 July 1995) GR: ARS 13,227,795 (Argentina) (13 July 1995) GR: ARS 4,447,493 (Argentina) (6 July 1995) GR: ATS 43,160,228 (Argentina) (12 October 1994) GR: ARS 42,833,744 (Argentina) (28 September 1994) GR: ARS 42,652,531 (Argentina) (21 September 1994) GR: ARS 42,364,471 (Argentina) (14 September 1994) GR: ARS 41,860,387 (Argentina) (7 September 1994) GR: ARS 34,037,295 (Argentina) (3 August 1994) GR: ARS 30,790,660 (Argentina) (27 July 1994) GR: USD 1,058,587 (Argentina) (7 July 1994) GR: ARS 42,971,433 (Australia) (5 October 1994) GR: ARS 41,258,417 (Australia) (31 August 1994) GR: AUD 4,080,520 (Australia) (31 August 1994) GR: USD 27,082,555 (Australia) (1994) GR: ATS 1,366,380 (Austria) (24 November 1994) GR: USD 1,038,995 (Austria) (1994) GR: USD 528,100 (Belgium) GR: BEF 54,620,000 (Belgium) GR: USD 192,450 (Czech Republic) GR: USD 1,300,000 (Denmark) GR: USD 1,911,820 (Finland) GR: EUR 19,416,470 (Italy) (30 November 2003) GR: EUR 19,408,112 (Italy) (7 September 2003) GR: EUR 1,742,215 (Netherlands) (16 November 2011) GR: EUR 1,691,864 (Netherlands) (9 November 2011) GR: EUR 1,606,675 (Netherlands) (2 November 2011) GR: EUR 1,411,352 (Netherlands) (26 October 2011) GR: EUR 923,187 (Netherlands) (19 October 2011) GR: EUR 414,324 (Netherlands) (12 October 2011) GR: USD 6,038,000 (Sweden) GR: SEK 107,179,281 (Sweden) GR: USD 3,121,500 (Switzerland) OW: USD 30,151,614 (USA) (18 September 2011) (2,330 screens) OW: USD 1,825,849 (USA) (15 June 1994) (66 screens) OW: ARS 4,447,493 (Argentina) (6 July 1994) (43 screens) OW: AUD 4,080,520 (Australia) (31 August 1994) (162 screens) OW: ATS 1,366,380 (Austria) (24 November 1994) (24 screens) OW: EUR 292,117 (Netherlands) (9 October 2011) (138 screens) PD: June 1992 - March 1994 RT: USD 173,057,000 (USA) RT: USD 531,722,000 (Worldwide) WG: USD 4,271 (USA) (8 January 2012) (7 screens) WG: USD 4,488 (USA) (1 January 2012) (7 screens) WG: USD 23,694 (USA) (18 December 2011) (32 screens) WG: USD 26,683 (USA) (11 December 2011) (38 screens) WG: USD 36,687 (USA) (4 December 2011) (53 screens) WG: USD 130,006 (USA) (20 November 2011) (82 screens) WG: USD 195,222 (USA) (13 November 2011) (96 screens) WG: USD 212,256 (USA) (6 November 2011) (133 screens) WG: USD 203,763 (USA) (30 October 2011) (378 screens) WG: USD 1,254,237 (USA) (23 October 2011) (1,091 screens) WG: USD 2,792,403 (USA) (16 October 2011) (1,970 screens) WG: USD 4,598,606 (USA) (9 October 2011) (2,267 screens) WG: USD 10,615,645 (USA) (2 October 2011) (2,340 screens) WG: USD 21,929,332 (USA) (25 September 2011) (2,330 screens) WG: USD 30,151,614 (USA) (18 September 2011) (2,330 screens) WG: USD 5,436 (USA) (26 May 2003) (3 screens) WG: USD 5,159 (USA) (18 May 2003) (6 screens) WG: USD 6,824 (USA) (11 May 2003) (6 screens) WG: USD 5,073 (USA) (4 May 2003) (8 screens) WG: USD 26,532 (USA) (27 April 2003) (11 screens) WG: USD 34,503 (USA) (20 April 2003) (13 screens) WG: USD 22,767 (USA) (13 April 2003) (14 screens) WG: USD 221,643 (USA) (6 April 2003) (56 screens) WG: USD 239,840 (USA) (30 March 2003) (59 screens) WG: USD 236,454 (USA) (23 March 2003) (61 screens) WG: USD 311,937 (USA) (16 March 2003) (63 screens) WG: USD 334,049 (USA) (9 March 2003) (66 screens) WG: USD 392,832 (USA) (2 March 2003) (66 screens) WG: USD 395,122 (USA) (23 February 2003) (66 screens) WG: USD 637,331 (USA) (16 February 2003) (66 screens) WG: USD 638,726 (USA) (9 February 2003) (66 screens) WG: USD 826,014 (USA) (2 February 2003) (66 screens) WG: USD 756,575 (USA) (26 January 2003) (66 screens) WG: USD 1,259,479 (USA) (19 January 2003) (66 screens) WG: USD 930,921 (USA) (12 January 2003) (66 screens) WG: USD 1,363,882 (USA) (5 January 2003) (66 screens) WG: USD 1,825,849 (USA) (29 December 2002) (66 screens) WG: USD 4,233 (USA) (17 April 1995) (17 screens) WG: USD 3,479 (USA) (10 April 1995) (16 screens) WG: USD 5,898 (USA) (3 April 1995) (20 screens) WG: USD 12,155 (USA) (26 March 1995) (55 screens) WG: USD 28,144 (USA) (19 March 1995) (86 screens) WG: USD 102,349 (USA) (12 March 1995) (302 screens) WG: USD 295,502 (USA) (5 March 1995) (540 screens) WG: USD 612,059 (USA) (26 February 1995) (771 screens) WG: USD 1,007,812 (USA) (20 February 1995) (947 screens) WG: USD 824,203 (USA) (12 February 1995) WG: USD 896,731 (USA) (5 February 1995) WG: USD 1,108,308 (USA) (29 January 1995) WG: USD 1,367,321 (USA) (22 January 1995) WG: USD 1,007,812 (USA) (20 January 1995) (947 screens) WG: USD 2,461,782 (USA) (16 January 1995) WG: USD 1,017,238 (USA) (8 January 1995) WG: USD 3,046,582 (USA) (2 January 1995) WG: USD 2,028,169 (USA) (26 December 1994) WG: USD 1,852,331 (USA) (18 December 1994) WG: USD 2,211,922 (USA) (11 December 1994) WG: USD 3,110,403 (USA) (4 December 1994) WG: USD 6,267,047 (USA) (27 November 1994) WG: USD 5,509,468 (USA) (20 November 1994) WG: USD 1,623,687 (USA) (18 September 1994) (975 screens) WG: USD 1,805,418 (USA) (11 September 1994) WG: USD 3,919,074 (USA) (5 September 1994) WG: USD 3,013,759 (USA) (28 August 1994) WG: USD 4,336,530 (USA) (21 August 1994) WG: USD 6,010,520 (USA) (14 August 1994) WG: USD 7,074,280 (USA) (7 August 1994) WG: USD 9,946,473 (USA) (31 July 1994) WG: USD 14,005,541 (USA) (24 July 1994) WG: USD 16,886,224 (USA) (17 July 1994) WG: USD 24,195,645 (USA) (10 July 1994) WG: USD 34,208,876 (USA) (4 July 1994) WG: USD 40,888,194 (USA) (26 June 1994) WG: USD 1,586,753 (USA) (19 June 1994) (2 screens) WG: ARS 188,795 (Argentina) (12 October 1994) (11 screens) WG: ARS 137,689 (Argentina) (5 October 1994) (13 screens) WG: ARS 181,213 (Argentina) (28 September 1994) (17 screens) WG: ARS 288,060 (Argentina) (21 September 1994) (19 screens) WG: ARS 504,084 (Argentina) (14 September 1994) (26 screens) WG: ARS 601,970 (Argentina) (7 September 1994) (29 screens) WG: ARS 759,408 (Argentina) (31 August 1994) (36 screens) WG: ARS 1,378,554 (Argentina) (24 August 1994) (46 screens) WG: ARS 2,454,230 (Argentina) (17 August 1994) (50 screens) WG: ARS 2,628,930 (Argentina) (10 August 1994) (50 screens) WG: ARS 3,246,635 (Argentina) (3 August 1994) (52 screens) WG: ARS 6,905,262 (Argentina) (27 July 1994) (52 screens) WG: ARS 10,657,603 (Argentina) (20 July 1994) (51 screens) WG: ARS 8,780,302 (Argentina) (13 July 1994) (44 screens) WG: USD 1,058,587 (Argentina) (7 July 1994) (43 screens) WG: ARS 4,447,493 (Argentina) (6 July 1994) (43 screens) WG: AUD 4,080,520 (Australia) (31 August 1994) (162 screens) WG: ATS 1,366,380 (Austria) (24 November 1994) (78 screens) WG: EUR 30,211 (Netherlands) (20 November 2011) (66 screens) WG: EUR 42,520 (Netherlands) (13 November 2011) (105 screens) WG: EUR 69,695 (Netherlands) (6 November 2011) (106 screens) WG: EUR 171,498 (Netherlands) (30 October 2011) (115 screens) WG: EUR 353,462 (Netherlands) (23 October 2011) (140 screens) WG: EUR 206,440 (Netherlands) (16 October 2011) (144 screens)

Movie Certificate

F (Canada)(Ontario)
G (Canada)(British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec)
L (Iceland)
All (South Korea)
M/6 (Portugal)
GP (Taiwan)
G (New Zealand)
M/6 (Portugal)(Qualidade)
6 (Netherlands)(new rating) (2011)
G (Ireland)
PG (Singapore)(3D Version)
U (Malaysia)(2011)
7 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
7 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
G (Philippines)(MTRCB)
Atp (Argentina)
G (Australia)
TE (Chile)
K-8/5 (Finland)
U (France)
o.Al. (Germany)
I (Hong Kong)
AL (Netherlands)
7 (Norway)
PT (Peru)
G (Singapore)
T (Spain)
7 (Sweden)
U (UK)
G (USA)(No. 33108)
K (Greece)
Livre (Brazil)

Music Composers

  1. Zimmer, Hans


ABC Family [us] - (2012) (USA) (TV)
Abril Vídeo [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
American Broadcasting Company (ABC) [us] - (1996) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment [br] - (Brazil) (DVD)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
Buena Vista Home Video [nl] - (1995) (Netherlands) (VHS)
Buena Vista Home Video [us]
Buena Vista International (Sweden) [se] - (1994) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Buena Vista International [ar] - (1994) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Buena Vista International [gb] - (1994) (UK) (theatrical)
Buena Vista International [jp] - (1994) (Japan) (theatrical)
Buena Vista Pictures [us] - (1994) (USA) (theatrical)
Falcon [cz] - (1994) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
Feelgood Entertainment [gr] - (2011) (Greece) (theatrical) (3D)
Gativideo [ar] - (1994) (Argentina) (VHS)
Gativideo [ar] - (2003) (Argentina) (DVD)
Gativideo [ar] - (2003) (Argentina) (VHS) (re-edited)
Gaumont Buena Vista International (GBVI) [fr] - (1994) (France) (theatrical)
IMAX [us]
Image Entertainment [us] - (USA) (laserdisc)
Laurenfilm [es] - (Spain)
Walt Disney Home Video [nl] - (1995) (Netherlands) (VHS)
Walt Disney Home Video [us] - (USA) (DVD)
Walt Disney Home Video [us] - (USA) (VHS)
Walt Disney Home Video [us] - (USA) (laserdisc)
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray) (Diamond Edition)
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Diamond Edition)
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures [ar] - (2011) (Argentina) (theatrical) (3D)
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures [fr] - (2012) (France) (theatrical) (3-D version)
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (3-D version)

Film Editors

  1. Bilancio, Ivan


  1. Alden, Jeff (I) (technology development and support)
  2. Alexander, Catherine (II) (production assistant)
  3. Allen, J.T. (I) (additional story material)
  4. Anaya, Raul (technology development and support)
  5. Beck, Christine (I) (supervisor: digital film printing and opticals)
  6. Bentivegna, Lesley Addario (production assistant) (as Lesley Addario)
  7. Bogdanovich, Antonia (assistant: Hans Zimmer)
  8. Bolds, Michael C. (technology development and support) (as Michael Bolds)
  9. Bradley, Susan (I) (title designer)
  10. Canga, Carl (production assistant)
  11. Catic, Sally (assistant production accountant)
  12. Chai, Lawrence (technology development and support)
  13. Chapman, Brenda (I) (story supervisor)
  14. Choy, Carol J. (technology development and support)
  15. Coffman, Earl (technology development and support)
  16. Conklin, Patti (assistant to the producer)
  17. Coons, David (II) (technology development and support)
  18. Corff, Bob (voice teacher) (uncredited)
  19. Croy, Ben (technology development and support)
  20. Fodor, Michael R. (technology development and support)
  21. Fowler, Jim (I) (consultant: wildlife)
  22. Freitas, Cliff (production assistant)
  23. Fukuda, Randy (technology development and support)
  24. Gagnon, Glen (production accountant: Florida)
  25. Gee, Christopher W. (supervisor: digital film printing and opticals) (as Christopher Gee)
  26. Gielow, Tad A. (technology development and support) (as Tad Gielow)
  27. Gilicinski, Mark (technology development and support) (as Mark W. Gilicinski)
  28. Greenidge, Scot (technology development and support)
  29. Gworek, Don (technology development and support)
  30. Hahn, Thomas (I) (staff: Pixar)
  31. Hatakeyama, Bruce (technology development and support)
  32. Hegarty, Susan (dialect consultant) (uncredited)
  33. Heimbuch, Cyndee Larae (production assistant)
  34. Henry, Don (I) (projection)
  35. Hill, Brandy (supervisor: digital film printing and opticals)
  36. Huang, Shyh-Chyuan (technology development and support)
  37. Husband, Jai Anthony Lewis (production assistant)
  38. Inglish, Dave (technology manager: technical facilities and hardware)
  39. Jackson, Ron (II) (supervisor: digital film printing and opticals)
  40. James, Bill (III) (technology development and support)
  41. Keech, Kevin E. (technology development and support)
  42. Kimball, Mark (I) (technology development and support) (as Mark R. Kimball)
  43. King, R. Todd (technology development and support)
  44. Kuhr, Joseph (production assistant) (uncredited)
  45. Kummer, Edward (technology manager: computer graphics imagery)
  46. Lamm, Mitchell (assistant: Hans Zimmer)
  47. Lanum, Paul D. (production assistant) (as Paul S.D. Lanum)
  48. Leonard, Edwin R. (technology development and support)
  49. Lowman, Brad (technology development and support)
  50. Matthews, Tony (technology development and support)
  51. Mattsson, Burke (title designer)
  52. McMillan, David J. (live lion and animal models by) (as David McMillan)
  53. Mitchell, Denise M. (production assistant)
  54. Mitrofan, Francine (production assistant)
  55. Moore Jr., Thomas (technology development and support)
  56. Morris, Joe (III) (production assistant)
  57. Muleady, Jack (technology development and support)
  58. Nye, Peter (I) (staff: Pixar)
  59. O'Mara, Michael Kathleen (production secretary)
  60. Parra, Joe (I) (black and white processing)
  61. Patel, Alan A. (technology development and support)
  62. Poirier, Barbara J. (production secretary)
  63. Prager, Marty (technology development and support)
  64. Purvis, Michael K. (technology development and support) (as Mike Purvis)
  65. Quinonez, Carlos (I) (technology development and support)
  66. Sanchez, Sylvia I. (production assistant) (as Sylvia Sanchez)
  67. Santos, Enrique (II) (technology manager: Florida)
  68. Schiller, Dean (technology manager: production computer systems)
  69. Schulke, Bethann (production assistant)
  70. Scribner, George (additional story material)
  71. Shantzis, Michael (staff: Pixar) (as Michael A. Shantzis)
  72. Sickles, Karen N. (production assistant) (as Karen N. Austin)
  73. Smith, Rochelle Doriot (production assistant) (as Rocky Smith)
  74. Sorenson, Jeanie Lynd (production coordinator: clean-up)
  75. Stimson, John (I) (technology development and support)
  76. Stocking, Shelly (production assistant)
  77. Sullivan, Michael T. (technology development and support) (as Michael Sullivan)
  78. Sumida, Stuart (consultant: animal anatomy)
  79. Tejada-Flores, Miguel (additional story material)
  80. Terek, Scott S. (technology development and support)
  81. Theriot, Warren Lee (technology development and support)
  82. Tokunaga, Mark M. (technology development and support)
  83. Toth, Nicholas (I) (live lion and animal models: Cougar Hill Ranch) (as Nick Toth)
  84. Tripp, Jenny (additional story material)
  85. Tzudiker, Bob (additional story material)
  86. Van Cleave, L.J. (production accountant)
  87. Van Tuyl, Jeffrey Lawrence (production assistant) (as Jeffrey Van Tuyl)
  88. Vogler, Christopher (additional story material) (as Chris Vogler)
  89. Wangenheim, Phillip (technology development and support)
  90. Ward, Christopher (II) (assistant: Hans Zimmer)
  91. Warren, Chuck (II) (supervisor: digital film printing and opticals)
  92. White, John (XVIII) (black and white processing)
  93. White, Noni (additional story material)
  94. Wise, Kirk (additional story material)
  95. Wolf, David F. (technology manager: software engineering)
  96. Yanover, Paul (technology manager: computer animation production software)


Timon: What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula? Young Simba: Hey, Uncle Scar, guess what? Scar: I despise guessing games. Young Simba: I'm gonna be King of Pride Rock. Scar: Oh, goody. Young Simba: My dad just showed me the whole kingdom. And I'm gonna rule it all. Heheh. Scar: Yes. Well, forgive me for not leaping for joy. Bad back, you know. [flops on his side] Young Simba: Hey Uncle Scar, when I'm King, what'll that make you? Scar: A monkey's uncle. Young Simba: [laughs] You're so weird. Scar: You have no idea. Zazu: [singing] Nooooobody knows the trouble I've seen. / Nooooobody knows my sorrow. Scar: Oh, Zazu, do lighten up. Sing something with a little *bounce* in it. Zazu: [singing] It's a small world after all... Scar: NO! No. *Anything* but that! Zazu: [singing] I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts. / Dee-dee-dee-dee, / There they are just standing in a row. Zazu, Scar: [Scar joins in] Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head... Zazu: [whispering] Oh, I never had to do this with Mufasa. Pumbaa: [about "Hakuna Matata"] It's our motto. Young Simba: What's a motto? Timon: Nothing. What's a motto with you? [laughs] Timon: Let me get this straight. You know her. She knows you. But she wants to eat him. And everybody's okay with this? [jumps up suddenly] Timon: [yells] Did I miss something? Zazu: [caged while the battle rages around him] Let me out! Let me out! Timon: [fleeing the hyenas] Lemme in! Lemme in! Nala: Have you guys seen Simba? Timon: I thought he was with you. Nala: He was but now I can't find him. Where is he? Rafiki: [chuckles] You won't find him here. The King has returned. Nala: I don't believe it. He's gone back. Timon: What? [looks up and sees Rafiki has disappeared] Timon: Hey, what's going on here? Who's the monkey? Nala: Simba's gone back to challenge Scar. Timon: Who? Nala: Scar. Pumbaa: Who's got a scar? Nala: No, no, no. It's his uncle. Timon: The monkey's his uncle? Nala: *No!* Simba's gone back to challenge his uncle to take his place as king. Timon, Pumbaa: Ohhh. [Timon and Zazu are cornered by hyenas] Timon: Please don't eat me. Pumbaa: Drop 'em! Banzai: Hey! Who's the pig? Pumbaa: Are you talkin' to me? Timon: Uh-oh, they called him a pig. Pumbaa: Are you talking to *me*? Timon: Ya shouldn't have done that. Pumbaa: ARE YOU TALKING TO ME? Timon: Now they're in for it. Pumbaa: THEY CALL ME MR. PIG! AHHHH! Timon: [of the decimated Pride Rock] We're gonna fight your uncle... for this? Adult Simba: Yes, Timon. This is my home. Timon: Whoa. Talk about your fixer-upper. Rafiki: [after guiding Simba to a spot where he says will show him Mufasa] Look down there. Adult Simba: [looks into a pool of water] That's not my father. That's just my reflection. Rafiki: No, look harder. [touches the water, as it ripples Simba's reflection changes to that of his father] You see? He lives in you. Mufasa's ghost: [from above] Simba. Adult Simba: Father? Mufasa's ghost: [apears among the stars] Simba, you have forgotten me. Adult Simba: No. How could I? Mufasa's ghost: You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of Life. Adult Simba: [in a huff] She's wrong. I can't go back. What would it prove, anyway? You can't change the past. [calling to the sky] You said you'd always be there for me! But you're not. It's because of me. It's my fault. It's my fault. Scar: Ahh, so you haven't told them your little secret. Well, Simba, now's your chance to tell them. Tell them who is responsible for Mufasa's death! Adult Simba: [pause] I am. Sarabi: [whispering] It's not true. Tell me it's not true. Adult Simba: It's true. Scar: You see? He admits it. Murderer! Adult Simba: No! It was an accident! Scar: If it weren't for you Mufasa would still be alive. It's your fault he's dead. Do you deny it? Adult Simba: No. Scar: Then you're *guilty*. Adult Simba: No, I'm *not* a murderer! Scar: No, Simba, you're in trouble again. But this time, Daddy isn't here to save you. And now everyone knows *why*! Adult Simba: Tell them the truth! Scar: But Simba truth is in the eye of the behold... Scar: [Simba chokes him, he whispers] All right. All right. I did it. Adult Simba: So they can hear you! Scar: I killed Mufasa! Scar: Ahh, my friends. Shenzi: Friends? I thought he said we were the enemy. Banzai: That's what I heard. Ed? Ed the Hyena: Oo-oo-ooh, he-he, he-he-he [singing] Timon: And if he falls / In love tonight / It can be assumed... Pumbaa: His carefree days / With us are history. Timon, Pumbaa: In short, our pal / Is doomed! Timon: [to Nala, after she accidentally surprises him] Don't ever do that again! Carnivores, ugh! Young Simba: Dad? Mufasa: Hmm? Young Simba: We're pals, right? Mufasa: Right. Young Simba: And we'll always be together, right? Mufasa: Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars. Young Simba: Really? Mufasa: Yes. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I. Sarabi: Your son's awake. Mufasa: Before sunrise, he's *your* son. Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there? Timon: Pumbaa, I don't wonder; I know. Pumbaa: Oh. What are they? Timon: They're fireflies. Fireflies that, uh... got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing. Pumbaa: Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away. Timon: Pumbaa, with you, everything's gas. Timon: Gee. He looks blue. Pumbaa: I'd say brownish-gold. Timon: No, no, no. I mean he's depressed. Pumbaa: Oh. Zazu: Checking in with the morning report. Mufasa: Fire away. Zazu: Well the buzz from the bees is that the leopards are in a bit of a spot. And the baboons are going ape over this. Of course, the giraffes are acting like they're above it all... The tick birds are pecking on the elephants. I told the elephants to forget it, but they can't. The cheetahs are hard up, but I always say, cheetahs never prosper... Mufasa: Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom. Young Simba: Wow. Mufasa: A king's time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king. Young Simba: And this'll all be mine? Mufasa: Everything. Young Simba: Everything the light touches... Nala: What's happened to you? You're not the Simba I remember. Adult Simba: You're right, I'm not. Now are you satisfied? Nala: No, just disappointed. Adult Simba: You know you're starting to sound like my father. Nala: Good. At least one of us does. Zazu: [leading Simba and Nala to the waterhole] Step lively. The sooner we get to the waterhole, the sooner we can leave. Young Nala: [whispering to Simba] So where are we really going? Young Simba: An elephant graveyard. Young Nala: Wow! Young Simba: Shhhh! Zazu. Young Nala: Right. So how are we going to ditch the dodo? [Simba starts whispering to her] Zazu: Just look at you two. Little seeds of romance blossoming in the savannah. Your parents will be *thrilled*, what with your being betrothed and all. Young Simba: Be-what? Zazu: Betrothed. Intended. Affianced. Young Nala: Meaning...? Zazu: One day, you two are going to be married. Young Simba: Yuck. Young Nala: Ewww. Young Simba: I can't marry her. She's my friend. Young Nala: Yeah. It'd be so weird. Zazu: Well, sorry to bust the old bubble, but you two turtledoves have no choice. It's a tradition going back generations. Young Simba: Well, when I'm king, that'll be the first thing to go. Zazu: Not so long as I'm around. Young Simba: Well, in that case, you're fired. Zazu: Hmmm... Nice try, but only the king can do that. Young Nala: Well, he's the future king. Young Simba: Yeah. So you have to do what I tell you. Zazu: Not yet I don't. And with an attitude like that, I'm afraid you're shaping up to be a pretty pathetic king indeed. Pumbaa: Your Majesty. I gravel at your feet. [starts kissing Simba's feet] Adult Simba: Stop that. Timon: It's not gravel, it's grovel. Timon: Why do I always have to save your... Ahhh! Adult Simba: I know what I have to do. But going back means I'll have to face my past. I've been running from it for so long. [Rafiki hits Simba on the head with his stick] Ow! Jeez, what was that for? Rafiki: It doesn't matter. It's in the past. [laughs] Adult Simba: Yeah, but it still hurts. Rafiki: Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the from way I see it, you can either run from it, or... learn from it. [swings his stick again at Simba, who ducks out of the way] Ha. You see? So what are you going to do? Adult Simba: First, I'm gonna take your stick. [Simba snatches Rafiki's stick and throws it and Rafiki runs to grab it] Rafiki: No, no, no, no, not the stick! Hey, where you going? Adult Simba: I'm going back! Rafiki: Good! Go on! Get out of here! [Rafiki begins laughing and screeching loudly] Adult Simba: You knew my father? Rafiki: Correction: I *know* your father. Zazu: I'm here to announce that King Mufasa's on his way. So you'd better have a good excuse for missing the ceremony this morning. Scar: [sees the mouse scampering off] Oh, now look, Zazu, you made me lose my lunch. Zazu: Ha! You'll lose more than that when the King gets through with you. He's as mad as a hippo with a hernia... Scar: [approaches him menacingly] Oooh... I quiver with *fear*... Mufasa: Don't turn your back on me, Scar! Scar: Oh, no, Mufasa. Perhaps *you* shouldn't turn your back on *me*. Mufasa: [roars, runs to stand before him] Is that a challenge? Scar: Temper, temper. I wouldn't *dream* of challenging you. Zazu: Pity! Why not? Scar: Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion's share. But, when it comes to brute strength... I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool. Young Nala: Pinned you again. Zazu: [about Scar] There's one in every family sire. Two in mine, actually. And they always manage to ruin special occasions. Mufasa: What am I going to do with him? Zazu: He'd make a very handsome throw rug. Mufasa: [Surprised] Zazu! Zazu: And just think, Whenever he gets dirty you can take him out and beat him. Zazu: What's going on? Mufasa: A pouncing lesson. Zazu: Oh, very good. Pouncing. *Pouncing*? Oh, no, Sire, you can't be serious... [Mufasa signs for "turn around"] Zazu: This is so humiliating. Scar: So, your father showed you the whole kingdom, did he? Young Simba: Everything. Scar: He didn't show you what's beyond that rise at the northern border? Young Simba: Well, no. He said I can't go there. Scar: And he's absolutely right! It's far too dangerous. Only the bravest lions go there. Young Simba: Well, I'm brave. What's out there? Scar: No, I'm sorry, Simba, I just *can't* tell you. Young Simba: Why not? Scar: Simba, Simba, I'm only looking out for the well-being of my favorite nephew. Young Simba: Yeah, right. I'm your only nephew. Scar: All the more reason for me to be protective. An elephant graveyard is no place for a young prince. Young Simba: An elephant what? Whoa! Scar: Oops! Oh, dear, I've said too much! Well, I suppose you'd have found out sooner or later, you being so clever and all. Just promise me you'll never visit that dreadful place! Young Simba: No problem! Scar: There's a good lad. You run along now and have fun. And remember... its our little secret. Young Simba: Isn't it great? Young Nala: We could get in big trouble. Young Simba: I know. Young Nala: [sees an elephant skull] I wonder if its brains are still in there? Young Simba: Hey, look, Banana Beak is scared. Zazu: That's *Mr.* Banana Beak to you, Fuzzy! And right now, we are all in very real danger. Young Simba: Danger? Hah! I walk on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger. Ha ha ha ha! Shenzi: Do you know what we do to kings who step out of their kingdom? Young Simba: Puh. You can't do anything to me. Zazu: Uhh... technically, they can. We are on their land. Young Simba: But Zazu, you told me they're nothing but slobbering mangy stupid poachers. Zazu: Ix-nay on the oopid-stay... Banzai: Who're you callin' "oopid-stay?" Zazu: Oh, my, my, my. Look at the sun. It's time to go! Young Simba: Hey! Why don't you pick on somebody your own size? Shenzi: Like... you? Young Simba: Oops. Mufasa: Simba, I'm very disappointed in you. Young Simba: I know. Mufasa: You could have been killed! You deliberately disobeyed me! And what's worse, you put Nala in danger! Young Simba: I was just trying to be brave like you. Mufasa: Simba, I'm only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble. Young Simba: But you're not scared of anything. Mufasa: I was today. Young Simba: You were? Mufasa: Yes. I thought I might lose you. Young Simba: Whoah. I guess even kings get scared, huh? Mufasa: Mmm-hmm. Young Simba: But you know what? Mufasa: What? Young Simba: I bet those hyenas were even scareder. Mufasa: [laughs] That's 'cause nobody messes with your dad! Come here, you! Young Simba: [laughing] No, no! [Mufasa and Simba have a little wrestling match] Banzai: Oh, Scar, it's just you. Shenzi: We were afraid it was somebody important. Banzai: Yeah, you know, like Mufasa. Scar: I see. Banzai: Now that's power. Shenzi: Tell me about it. I just hear that name and I shudder. Banzai: Mufasa! Shenzi: Ooooh! Do it again! Banzai: Mufasa! Shenzi: Ooooh! Banzai: Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa! Shenzi: Ooooh! [breaks into laughter] Shenzi: And it tingles me! Scar: I'm *surrounded* by idiots. Banzai: Yeah, be prepared! We'll be prepared... for what? Scar: For the death of the king! Banzai: Why? Is he sick? Scar: No, fool, we're going to kill him. And Simba, too. Shenzi: Hey, great idea! Who needs a king? Banzai, Shenzi: [singing and dancing around Ed] No king, no king, la la la la la la... Scar: Idiots! There will *be* a king! Banzai: Hey, but you said that... Scar: *I* will be king. Stick with me, and you'll never go hungry again! Banzai, Shenzi: Yeah, all right! Long live the king! [other hyenas join in] Long live the king! Long live the king! Scar: Now you wait here. Your father has a *marvelous* surprise for you. Young Simba: Oooh. What is it? Scar: If I told you, it wouldn't *be* a surprise, now would it? Young Simba: If you tell me, I'll still *act* surprised. Scar: Ho ho ho. You are such a naughty boy! Young Simba: Come on, Uncle Scar. Scar: No, no, no, no, no, no, no. This is just for you and your daddy. You know, a sort of... father-son... thing. Well! I'd better go get him. Young Simba: I'll go with you. Scar: No! [regaining composure] Heh heh heh. No. Just stay on this rock. You wouldn't want to end up in another mess like you did with the hyenas. Young Simba: You know about that? Scar: Simba, Simba, everybody knows about that. Young Simba: Really? Scar: Oh, yes. Lucky Daddy was there to save you, eh? Oh, and just between us, you might want to work on that little roar of yours. Hmm? Young Simba: Oh, okay. Hey, Uncle Scar, will I like this surprise? Scar: Simba, it's to *die* for! Banzai: But we gotta finish the job. Shenzi: Well, he's as good as dead out there anyway. And *if* he comes back, we'll kill him. Banzai: [calling out to Simba] Yeah! You hear that? If you ever come back, we'll kill ya! Scar: Mufasa's death was a terrible tragedy; but to lose Simba, who had barely begun to live... For me it is a deep personal loss. So it is with a heavy heart that I assume the throne. Yet, out of the ashes of this tragedy, we shall rise to greet the dawning of a new era... in which lion and hyena come together, in a great and glorious future! Timon: Geez! It's a lion! Run, Pumbaa! Move it! Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, it's just a *little* lion. Look at him. He's so cute and all alone! Can we keep him? Timon: Pumbaa, are you nuts? We're talking about a lion; Lions eat guys like us! Pumbaa: But he's so little. Timon: He's gonna get bigger. Pumbaa: Maybe he'll be on our side. Timon: A - huh! That's the stupidest thing I ever heard. Maybe he'll b-... Hey, I got it! What if he's on our side? You know, having a lion around might not be such a bad idea. Timon: Who's the brains in this outfit? Pumbaa: Uh... Timon: My point exactly. Timon: I saved you. [Pumbaa snorts] Pumbaa helped... a little. Timon: So where you from? Young Simba: Who cares? I can't go back. Timon: Ah, you're an outcast! That's great. So are we. Timon: I'm telling you, kid: this is the great life. No rules, no responsibilities... [he reaches into a hole in a log and various insects skitter out, with him holding a blue bug; he points to the rest of the insects] Ooh! The little cream-filled kind! Banzai: Hey, Boss! Scar: Oh, what is it this time? Banzai: We've got a bone to pick with you! Shenzi: I'll handle this. Scar, there's no food, no water... Banzai: Yeah, it's dinner time, and we ain't got no stinkin' entrees. Scar: It's the lionesses' job to do the hunting. Banzai: Yeah, but they won't go hunt. Scar: Oh... eat Zazu. Zazu: Oh, you wouldn't want me. I'd be so tough and gamey and... eeww... Scar: Oh, Zazu, don't be ridiculous. All you need is a little garnish. Banzai: I thought things were bad under Mufasa. Scar: What did you say? Banzai: I said Muf... [Shenzi elbows him] Banzai: I said, uh... Que pasa? Scar: Good. Now get out. Banzai: Yeah, but... we're still hungry. Scar: *Out*! Adult Simba: Well... Timon: Yeah? Adult Simba: Somebody once told me that the great kings of the past are up there, watching over us. Pumbaa: Really? Timon: You mean a bunch of royal dead guys are watching us? Young Simba: [Nala's mother, Sarafina is giving Nala a bath] Hey, Nala. Young Nala: Hi, Simba. Young Simba: Come on, I just heard about this great place. Young Nala: Simba, I'm kinda in the middle of a bath. Sarabi: And it's time for yours. [grabs Simba and starts licking him] Young Simba: Mom! Mom, you're messing up my mane! [Sarabi smiles] Young Simba: Ok, ok. I'm clean. Can we go now? Young Nala: So where are we going? It better not be anyplace dumb. Young Simba: No, it's really cool. Sarabi: So where is this really cool place? Young Simba: Oh... around the waterhole. Young Nala: The waterhole? What's so great about the waterhole? Young Simba: [muttering] I'll *show* you when we *get* there. Young Nala: Oh... Mom, can I go with Simba? Sarafina - Nala's Mother: Hmm, what do you think Sarabi? Sarabi: Well... Young Simba, Young Nala: [with forced grins] Please! Sarabi: It's alright with me. Young Simba: Yeah! Young Nala: All right! Sarabi: As long as Zazu goes with you. Young Simba: No, not Zazu! Timon: Lady, have you got your lions crossed! Timon: Let me get this straight. You're the king? And you never told us? Adult Simba: Look, I'm still the same guy. Timon: But with power! Nala: Could you guys excuse us for a few minutes? Timon: Hey, whatever she has to say, she can say in front of us. Right, Simba? Adult Simba: Mm... Maybe you'd better go. Timon: It starts. You think you know a guy... [Timon and Pumbaa leave] Adult Simba: Timon and Pumbaa. You learn to love 'em. Adult Simba: Listen, you think you can just show up and tell me how to live my life? You don't even know what I've been through! Nala: I would if you just tell me! Adult Simba: Forget it! Nala: Fine! Rafiki: What was *that*? [laughs] The weather - Pbbbah! Very peculiar. Don't you think? Adult Simba: Yeah. Looks like the winds are changing. Rafiki: Ahhh. Change is good. Nala: What made you come back? Adult Simba: I finally got some sense knocked into me. And I've got the bump to prove it. Scar: Simba, Simba, please. Please have mercy, I beg you. Adult Simba: You don't deserve to live. Scar: But, Simba, I... am... family. It's the hyenas who are the real enemy. It was their fault. It was their idea! Adult Simba: Why should I believe you? Everything you ever told me was a lie. Scar: What are you going to do? You wouldn't kill your *own* uncle...? Adult Simba: No, Scar. I'm not like you. Scar: Oh, Simba, thank you. You are truly noble. I'll make it up to you, I promise. How can I, ah, prove myself to you? Tell me anything, anything. Adult Simba: Run. Run away, Scar. And never return. Scar: Yes. Of course. As you wish, [Scar's words turn into a snarl] your Majesty! [throws embers in Simba's face] Adult Simba: Aaah! Young Simba: What am I gonna do? Scar: Run. Run away, and never return. [Simba leaves and hyenas come out of the mist] Kill him. [slurping up a worm] Pumbaa: Slimy yet satisfying. Timon: This looks like a good spot to rustle up some grub. Young Simba: What's that? Timon: A grub. What's it look like? [Timon eats the grub] Young Simba: Ewwwww, gross. Timon: Tastes like chicken. Adult Simba: Man, I'm stuffed. Pumbaa: Me, too. I ate like a pig. Adult Simba: Pumbaa, you *are* a pig. Pumbaa: It's times like this my buddy Timon here says: you got to put your behind in your past. Timon: No, no, no. Amateur. Lie down before you hurt yourself. It's "You got to put your past behind you." Pumbaa: [singing] And I got down-hearted. Timon: How did you feel? Pumbaa: Every time that I... Timon: [clapping Pumbaa's mouth shut] Hey, Pumbaa, not in front of the kids. Pumbaa: [Faces the camera] Oh. Sorry. Shenzi: What's the hurry? We'd love you to stick around for dinner. Banzai: Yeah. We could have whatever's "lion" around. Shenzi: Oh wait, wait, wait. I got one, I got one. Make mine a "cub" sandwich. Whatcha think? [all laugh] [Ed points] Shenzi: What, Ed? Banzai: Hey, did we order this dinner to go? Shenzi: No, why? Banzai: 'Cause THERE IT GOES! Zazu: Well, as slippery as your mind is, as the King's brother *you* should've been first in line. Scar: [Scar threatens to bite, Zazu retreats toward Mufasa] Well, I was first in line, until the little hairball was born. Mufasa: That hairball is my son. And *your* future king. Scar: Oh, I shall have to practice my curtsy. Pumbaa: What'd ya do, kid? Young Simba: Something terrible. But I don't wanna talk about it. Timon: Good. We don't wanna hear about it. Banzai: The little majordomo bird, hippity-hop, all the way to the birdie boiler. Zazu: Oh no, not the birdie boiler! Timon: [singing] Luau! / If you're hungry for a hunk of fat and juicy meat / Eat my buddy Pumbaa here, / 'Cause he is a treat / Come on down and dine / On this tasty swine/ All you hafta do is get in line. / Arrrre you achin'... Pumbaa: Yup, yup, yup. Timon: Forrrr some bacon? Pumbaa: Yup, yup, yup. Timon: He's a big pig. Pumbaa: Yup, yup. Timon: You can be a big pig, too. Oy! [first lines] Scar: [Scar catches a mouse] Life's not fair, is it? You see, I... well, I shall never be king. And you... shall never see the light of another day. Hmm-hmm-hmm, adieu. Zazu: Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food? Shenzi: Hey. There he goes. There he goes. Banzai: So go get him. Shenzi: There ain't no way I'm going in there. What, you want me to come out there looking like you? Cactus-Butt? Mufasa: Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope. Young Simba: But, Dad, don't we eat the antelope? Mufasa: Yes, Simba, but let me explain. When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connnected in the great Circle of Life. Timon: Look, kid. Bad things happen, and you can't do anything about it. Right? Young Simba: Right. Timon: Wrong! When the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world. Shenzi: [Banzai's stomach growls] Shut up. Banzai: I can't help it. I'm so hungry... I gotta have a wildebeest. Shenzi: Stay *put*. Banzai: Well... can't I just pick off one of the little sick ones? Shenzi: NO! Wait for the signal from Scar. [Scar appears on the horizon] There he is. Let's go. Young Simba: Everything the light touches... But what about that shadowy place? Mufasa: That's beyond our borders. You must never go there, Simba. Young Simba: But I thought a king can do whatever he wants. Mufasa: There's more to being a king than getting your way all the time. Young Simba: There's more? Mufasa: [laughing] Simba. Young Simba: All right, it worked. Young Nala: We lost him. Young Simba: I - am a genius. Young Nala: Hey, genius, it was my idea. Young Simba: Yeah, but *I* pulled it off. Young Nala: With *me*. Young Simba: Oh, yeah? [leaps at Nala who flips Simba on his back] Young Nala: Pinned ya! Young Simba: Hey let me up! [Nala does so. Simba leaps at Nala again. They tumble down a hill and Nala ends up on top of Simba again] Young Nala: Pinned ya again! Young Simba: I'm so hungry I could eat a whole zebra. Timon: Ah-ha, we're fresh out of zebra. Young Simba: Any antelope? Timon: Nah-ah. Young Simba: Hippo? Timon: Nope. Listen kid: if you live with us, you're gonna have to eat like us. Rafiki: Asante sana Squash banana, Wiwi nugu Mi mi apana. Adult Simba: Come on, will you cut it out? Rafiki: Can't cut it out. It will grow right back. Hehehe. Adult Simba: Creepy little monkey. Would you stop following me! Who are you? Rafiki: The question is, who... are you? Adult Simba: [sighs] I thought I knew, but now I'm not so sure. Rafiki: Well, I know who you are! Shh. Come here, it's a secret. [Whispers, then grows louder] Rafiki: Asante sana Squash banana, Wiwi nugu Mi mi apana! Adult Simba: Enough already! What's that supposed to mean, anyway? Rafiki: It means you're a baboon... and I'm not. Adult Simba: I think you're a little confused. Rafiki: Wrong! I'm not the one who's confused. You don't even know who you are! Adult Simba: Oh, and I suppose you know? Rafiki: Sure do. You're Mufasa's boy! [Simba turns around to look at him, shocked] Rafiki: Bye! Scar: You run along now, and have fun. And remember... it's our little secret. [Watching Simba and Nala] Timon: I tell ya, Pumbaa, this stinks! Pumbaa: Oh, sorry. Timon: Not you, THEM! Him... Her... alone. Pumbaa: Kid, what's eatin' ya? Timon: Nothing, he's at the top of the food chain! [laughs] The food chain! [chuckles nervously] Mufasa: [above the stampeding wildebeasts] Scar! Broth-brother, help me! Scar: [Scar puts his claws into Mufasa's paws] Long live the King. [throws him into the stampede] Mufasa: Aaaaah! Scar: Nooooooooo! Adult Simba: Give me one good reason why I shouldn't rip you apart. Scar: Oh, Simba, you must understand. The pressures of ruling a kingdom... Adult Simba: Are no longer yours. Step down, Scar. Scar: [after forcing Simba to the edge of a cliff while a fire burns below] Now this looks familiar. Where have I seen this before? Hm, let me think. Oh, yes, I remember! This is just the way your father looked before he died. And now here's *my* little secret... [whispering] I killed Mufasa! Adult Simba: Nooooo! Adult Simba: [leaps back up and pounces on him] Nooo! Murderer! Scar: I'm surrounded by idiots. Scar: [singing] I know that your powers of retention / Are as wet as a warthog's backside / But thick as you are, / Pay attention! / My words are a matter of pride / It's clear from vacant expressions / The lights are not all on upstairs / But we're talking kings and successions / Even *you* can't be caught unawares! Timon: [singing] I can see what's happening. Pumbaa: What? Timon: [singing] And they don't have a clue. Pumbaa: Who? Timon: [singing] They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line: / Our trio's down to two. Pumbaa: Oh. Timon: [singing] [sarcastic, with French accent] The sweet caress of twilight. [normal voice, but still sarcastic] There's magic everywhere. / And with all this romantic atmosphere, / Disaster's in the aiiiiiiir! Timon: Hyenas. I hate hyenas. So what's the plan for getting past those guys? Adult Simba: Live bait. Timon: Good idea. [realizes what he means] HEY! Scar: Stampede, in the gorge. Simba's down there! Young Simba: Dad, Dad, come on, you gotta get up. Dad, we gotta go home. [pulls on Mufasa's ear] Help! [echoes throughout the gorge] Somebody, [echoes] anybody... [echoes] [Simba sniffs] help. Scar: [singing] Of course, / Quid pro quo, / You're expected / To take certain duties on board / The future is littered with prizes / And though I'm the main addressee / The point that I must emphasize is... [Leaps in front of a hyena] YOU WON'T GET A SNIFF WITHOUT ME! [hyena falls into a volcano] Banzai: [In the hyenas' lair, Banzai slouches with claw marks on his rear] Man, that lousy Mufasa... I won't be able to sit for a *week!* Ed the Hyena: [laughs, but also tries his best to conceal it from time to time] Eh-hee-hee-hee. Heh-heheheheheheheheheh... Banzai: [Glares at Ed and bares his teeth with impatience] It's not funny, Ed. Ed the Hyena: [Cups his paws over his mouth then bursts into hysterical laughter, spitting as his tongue lofts out of his mouth] BA-HA-HA-HAAAA! HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! [Inhales deeply] Banzai: Hey, shut up! Ed the Hyena: AH-HA-HO! HO-HO-HO-HO! Banzai: [Bares his teeth] Grrrrrr... [as Ed continues to laugh, Banzai barks and pounces on Ed, abruptly ending his laughing. The two commence a brief fight] Shenzi: [Rolls her eyes and turns to the two yelping and rolling atop each other aggressively] Will you knock it off? Banzai: [ed appears to be chewing on Banzai's leg; Banzai sits up] Well, he started it! [It is now obvious that Ed is chewing his own leg repeatedly] Shenzi: Look at you guys! No wonder we're dangling at the bottom of the food chain! Banzai: [a string of drool dangles from his chin] Man, I hate dangling... Shenzi: [Scoffs] Yeah? You know, if it weren't for those lions, we'd be *runnin'* the joint. [Ed nods idiotically] Banzai: Man, I *hate* lions! Shenzi: [Grumbles] So pushy... Banzai: And hairy... Shenzi: [Smiles] Stinky... Banzai: [Grins] And man are they... Banzai, Shenzi: [Elongated use of the 'u'] U-GLY! [both laugh hysterically] Scar: [bellowing] Sarabiiiii! [echoes and reechoes; we soon see Sarabi walking through the pack of hyenas, trying to snap at her; Simba looks on as Sarabi approaches] Sarabi: Yes, Scar? Scar: Where is your hunting party? They're not doing their job. Sarabi: Scar, there is no food. The herds have moved on. Scar: No! You're just not looking hard enough. Sarabi: It's over. There is nothing left. We have only one choice. We *must* leave Pride Rock. Scar: We're not going anywhere! Sarabi: Then you have sentenced us to death! Scar: Then so be it! Sarabi: You can't do that! Scar: I'm the king! I can do whatever I want! Sarabi: If you were half the king Mufasa was, you... Scar: [knocks Sarabi unconscious] I'm *ten* times the king Mufasa was! [Lightning flashes and illuminates a snarling Simba] Scar: Mufasa! No! You're dead! Sarabi: Mufasa? Adult Simba: No. It's me. Sarabi: Simba? But how...? Adult Simba: It doesn't matter. I'm home. Scar: Simba? Simba! Well, it sure is a surprise to see you... [turns to the hyenas] Scar: ...*alive*! Shenzi: Well, well, well, Banzai, what have we got here? Banzai: Hmm, I don't know Shenzi uh, what do you think Ed? Ed the Hyena: Oo ehehe, oh hahahaha Banzai: Yeah, just what I was thinking, a trio of trespassers. Zazu: And quite by accident let me assure you... Shenzi: Whoa, whoa, wait wait. I know you, you're Mufasa's little stooge. Zazu: I madame, am the king's majordomo. Banzai: And that would make you...? Young Simba: The future King! Shenzi: Do you know what we do to kings who step out of their kingdom? Young Simba: Puh, you can't do anything to me. Zazu: Uh-uh, technically they can, we are on their land. Young Simba: But Zazu, you told me they are nothing but slobbery, mangy stupid poachers. Zazu: Ix-nay on the upid-stay... Banzai: Who you callin' upid-stay? Timon: Repeat after me. [clears throat] Hakuna Matata. Young Simba: What? Pumbaa: [slower] Hakuna Matata. It means "no worries". Scar: Why! If it isn't my big brother descending from on high to mingle with the commoners. Mufasa: Sarabi and I didn't see you at the presentation of Simba. Scar: That was today? Oh, I feel simply awful. [last lines] Mufasa's ghost: [as Simba gazes into the night sky] Remember... Timon: [seeing a red beetle] These are rare delicacies. [takes it and eats it] He comes with a very pleasant crunch. Pumbaa: [through a mouthful of grub and worms; to Simba] You'll learn to love 'em! Scar: I was next in line until that furball came! Mufasa: [Mufasa angrily jumps infront of Scar and growls!] That furball is my son, and your future king!

Other Titles

  1. Der König der Löwen (1994) (ENG)

  2. Der König der Löwen (1994) (ENG)

  3. Il re leone (1994) (ENG)

  4. King of the Jungle (1994) (ENG)
    (USA) (original script title)

  5. The Lion King 3D (2011) (ENG)
    (USA) (3-D version)


- The original opening to the film was supposed to have been a quiet dialogue-heavy sequence. When composer 'Hans Zimmer' (qv) prepared his interpretation of Circle of Life, he made an extended version so he would have some flexibility as to what to cut for the film. The animators were so impressed with the work that they decided to change the beginning into the currently seen sequence so they could use the entire work that Zimmer prepared.

- One of the bugs that Timon pulls out of a knothole during Hakuna Matata is wearing Mickey Mouse ears.

- There have been rumors that when Simba collapses on the cliff after talking with Timon and Pumbaa about stars, the dust that flies off the cliff forms the letters SEX. In fact it forms the letters SFX, the abbreviation of the special-effects team that worked on that portion of the film. For all subsequent releases more flowers and dust were added to the scene to avoid controversy.

- The line, "What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?" was improvised by 'Nathan Lane (I)' (qv).

- The premiere for the IMAX version of the movie in New York had a strange request on the invitations: "No nannies." (In other words, "You are