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The Lion King (1994)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on The Lion King as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

The Lion King is an family movie directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff and starring Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons and Moira Kelly. The movie was written by Irene Mecchi (screenplay by), Jonathan Roberts (screenplay by). The film has a $45 million budget with a 89-minute running time. The Lion King currently has a 8.5 IMDb rating, based on 789619 and 83 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated G.

release date for The Lion King

The Lion King release date

When does The Lion King come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for The Lion King (1994)is June 23, 1994.

When will The Lion King be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

The Lion King DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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The Lion King budget

How much did The Lion King cost to make?

$45,000,000 budget

The movie cost $45 million to make.

The Lion King movie poster

The Lion King rating

G Rated

The Lion King is rated G. G rating means all ages are admitted. The material will not offend parents for viewing by children.

The Lion King reviews

8.5 IMDb 83 Metascore

The movie currently has a 8.5 of out 10 IMDb rating and 83 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

The Lion King trailer

The Lion King plot summary

What is The Lion King about?

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 to get it.

Synopsis from IMDb A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father’s death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

The Lion King cast

Who is in The Lion King?

Matthew Broderick in The Lion King Matthew Broderick as Simba (voice)
Jonathan Taylor Thomas in The Lion King Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Young Simba (voice)
James Earl Jones in The Lion King James Earl Jones as King Mufasa (voice)
Jeremy Irons in The Lion King Jeremy Irons as Scar (voice)
Moira Kelly in The Lion King Moira Kelly as Nala (voice)

The Lion King box Office

How much did The Lion King make?

$987,483,777 worldwide

The film has made over $987 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

The Lion King details

Theatrical Release Date: June 23, 1994
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $45 million
Box Office: $987 million
Length: 89 minutes
Genre: Family, Animation, Drama
Language: English

The Lion King facts

How long is The Lion King?

The movie is 89 minutes long (1 hour and 29 minutes).

What year did The Lion King come out?

The movie is out on June 23, 1994. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Matthew Broderick plays as Simba (voice).

Who is the director of The Lion King?

Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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