10 Interesting Facts about the Lion King

If you a Disney lover, you will enjoy some facts about the Lion King. Through this article we will explore more about the 1994 film entitled the Lion King. The Lion King is an American animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It tells the story about the young lion who has to succeed his father. To know more facts about the Lion King, let’s check the facts below.

Facts about the Lion King 1: Plot

This movie tells a story of Simba, a young lion, and his journey to succeed his father named Mufasa. Simba is manipulated by Scar, his uncle who murders Mufasa, into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile in shame and despair. In exile, he meets Timon, Pumbaa, Nala and Rafiki. After given some valuable perspective from his friend, he returns to challenge Scar to end his tyranny.

Facts about the Lion King 2: Characters

The characters in the Lion King are Simba (young lion), Mufasa (King, Simba’s Father), Scar (Simba’s uncle), Nala (Simba’s best friend and wife), Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Zazu, and so forth. Find more facts about the Iron Age here

Facts 2 (Characters)

Facts 2 (Characters)

Facts about the Lion King 3: Voice Cast

The voice of Simba was voiced by Matthew Broderick while the voice of Simba’s father, Mufasa, was voiced by James Earl Jones. If you listen carefully, Zazu, a hornbill who serves as the king’s majordomo was voiced by Rowan Atkinson.

Facts about the Lion King 4: Box Office

The Lion King earned $422,783,777 in North America and a $564,700,000 in other territories for a worldwide total of $987,483,777. It is the 20th highest-grossing film, the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide and the second highest-grossing film of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Facts 4 (Box Office)

Facts 4 (Box Office)

Facts about the Lion King 5: The Top-Selling Soundtrack

It was the fourth-best-selling album of the year on the Billboard 200 and the top-selling soundtrack. It is the only soundtrack for an animated film to be certified Diamond (10× platinum) by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Facts about the Lion King 6: Critical Response

The Lion King got many positive reviews from various media. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 90%, based on 110 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 83 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”.

Facts 6 (Critical Response)

Facts 6 (Critical Response)

Facts about the Lion King 7: Hakuna Matata

This phrase has been popularized by its use in The Lion King. It is a Swahili phrase; literally translated, it roughly means “there isn’t a problem/trouble”. Its meaning is similar to the English phrase “no problem” and is akin to “don’t worry, be happy”. Find more facts about the Irish here

Facts about the Lion King 8: The Lion King Musical

In July 1997, Walt Disney Theatrical produced a musical stage adaptation of the same name, which premiered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The musical became one of the most successful in Broadway history, winning six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and despite moving to the Minskoff Theatre in 2006, is still running to this day in New York.

Facts 8 (The Lion King Musical)

Facts 8 (The Lion King Musical)

Facts about the Lion King 9: Video Games

There are various games inspired by the Lion King such as Torus Games’ The Lion King: Simba’s Mighty Adventure, Timon & Pumbaa’s Jungle Games, Disney Friends and so forth.

Facts about the Lion King 10: Stage Adaptations

The Lion King was inspired of the film at Walt Disney and Resorts which consisted the two attraction of retelling story. The first “The Legend of the Lion King” ran from 1994 to 2002 at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Another that is still running is the live-action 30-minute musical revue of the movie, “Festival of the Lion King”.

Facts 10 (Stage Adaptations)

Facts 10 (Stage Adaptations)

Hopefully those interesting facts about the Lion King will give you more information related to the Lion King.

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