The Lion King is a downloadable animated movie that was released in 1994 by Walt Disney. The plot of the film tells the story of Simba, a young lion whose adventures eventually lead him to the throne of the Pride Lands to become a king like his father Mufasa.
How to Stream or Download The Lion King
The Lion King can be streamed or it can be downloaded from iTunes with full dubbing and subtitles in several languages. The film can be bought or rented in both HD and SD versions. To start the download, click on the Download button at the end of the review.
The Characters in the Film
- Simba – a young lion, the successor to the throne,
- Mufasa – Simba’s father, the king of the Pride Lands,
- Sarabi – Simba’s mother, a very caring and mature lioness, Mufasa’s wide,
- Nala – Simba’s childhood friend, and alter his wife,
- Scar – a villain who’s the brother of Mufasa and an uncle to Simba. He kills the Lion King.
- hyenas – the filthy animals who live in a wasteland and are in league with Skaza,
- Timon and Pumbaa – a small meerkat and a bulky A pair of friends who meet Simba, save his life, and let him join their peculiar company.
- Zazu – a hornbill, the royal majordomo.
- Rafiki – a mandrill, he is a royal shaman.
- Sarafina – Nali’s mother and a friend of Sarabi.
The Movie Plot
At the beginning of the film, there is a scene in the savannah where a lion cub named Simba, the heir to the throne, is revealed to all the Lion King’s subjects. His father and mother prepare him for his future role. As years go by, Simba plays with his friend Nala and the hornbill Zazu who watches over him.
However, Simba’s uncle, Scar is plotting to get the crown. He plans to get rid of the little Simba, kill Mufasa, and seize the throne of the Pride Lands. In the beginning, he warns young Simba not to go to the elephants’ graveyard (where dangerous hyenas prowl). Of course, he knows that a brave little lion will do just the opposite. Together with her friend and bird, the lion sets on an adventure to reach the forbidden and dangerous land. There, according to what Mufasa has planned, three spotted hyenas attack him and want to eat him. Luckily, Simba is saved by his father.
The next Scar’s scheme works better. As a result, Mufasa, trying to save his son from the herd of running cattle, is killed by his brother. Scar pushes him off a cliff into a precipice. What’s more, Scar manages to convince Simba that he is guilty of his father’s death and must leave the Pride Lands in shame?
Sometime later, Simba who is barely alive in the wasteland almost killed by the scorching sun, hunger, and thirst is found by Timon and Pumbaa. The meerkat and warthog allow him to join their team and they live together for many years. When he is already a grown-up lion Simba bumps into his long-lost friend Nala. She, together with Rafiki persuades Simba to return to the Prides Land Lion Land. There, he defeats Scar and takes away the crown.
The Music and the Songs in The Lion King
The soundtracks for the films were composed by Elton John and Hans Zimmer, and the lyrics were written by the famous English songwriter and poet Tom Rice. In 1994, the music and the song: Can You Feel The Love Tonight was honored with two Oscars in the categories: best original film music and best original movie song.
Who is the Movie For?
The film is an excellent proposition for children and adults. It is a deep and already legendary tale. It will appeal to people of all ages.
The Remake of The Lion King
A refreshed version of the film was released in 2019 and it became a massive hit. In the new version just like in The Jungle Book, you can enjoy computer animations. Listen and see the breathtaking performance of the opening song Circle of Life in… Polish.