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The Lion King Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matthew Broderick, Johnathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume

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Simba the young lion club is born and raised with the lessons of his father. When he is just a young boy, his father is killed. Simba's evil uncle Scar was the one who killed him, but puts the blame on Simba. Fearful that it is true and that it is his fault, Simba runs into the jungle never to be seen again. Until one day his old childhood friends comes hunting for food in his area. Together again, Nala reminds Simba that he is the destined king and that his place is with his pack. Simba soon discovers the evil truth about his uncle and soon is making a comeback.
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The review of this Movie prepared by becky




In this charming animated film from Disney, we meet Simba, a lion cub who is next in time to be king. His uncle, Scar is jealous, and kills Simba's father, Mufasa. Simba is so upset, he runs into the jungle and meets a wisecracking meerkat, and warthog. They invent the philosophy, "Hakuna Matata", which means "no worries." Meanwhile, the Pride Lands have been taken over by Scar, and everyone thinks that Simba is dead. The film is beautifully well done, with incredible music by Elton John and Tim Rice. Timon and Pumbaa, meanwhile supply the laughs.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison




Simba dreams of being king of the jungle one day. But that title belongs to his evil uncle Scar. Scar will do anything to keep his title, even if it means killing Simba with an army of hyenas. Simba becomes friends with Timon the lemur and Pumbaa the warthog. This film is scored beautifully by Tim Rice and Elton John.
The review of this Movie prepared by Teddy




An animated Disney film, it takes place in the African Savannah. A lion cub named Simba (Taylor-Thomas) is the rightful heir to the throne. His father is the righteous king Mufasa (Jones). One day, Mufasa's brother Scar (Irons), jelous that the birth of Simba once again prevents him from taking the throne, sets up an elaborate scheme surrounding a wildebeast stampede that allows him to kill Mufasa, who was trying to save Simba. Scar than tells Simba that it was because of him that Mufasa died. Simba left in desgrace and Scar sent his three hyena lackies (Goldberg, Marin, and Cummings) to kill Simba. Simba escapes, but Scar takes over the Pridelands. Simba then meets two hilarious characters: a meerkat named Timon (Lane), and a warthog named Pumbaa (Sabella). With the motto of Hakuna Matata (No Worries), Pumbaa, Timon and Simba live a carefree life. Years later, an adult Simba (Broderick)learns that Scar has turned the Pridelands into a wasteland. Will Simba get back in time to claim the throne? People will recognize this movie is baised on Shakespere's Hamlet, but the large amount of comic releif comes from Pumbaa & Timon's antics and the Hyenas' cichanery.
The review of this Movie prepared by Adam D. Bram



Script Analysis of The Lion King

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   lion/tiger etc.    -   many animals (none in particular) If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon Animal talks?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   animal Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King

Setting

Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   Snakes    -   ape people    -   Alligators/Crocs Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10

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