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”. –IMDb
Roger Allers (born 1949 in Rye, New York) is an Oscar-nominated American film director, screenwriter, storyboard artist, animator and Tony-nominated playwright. He is most well-known for directing the highest-grossing 2D animated film of all time, The Lion King, for Disney, and for writing the Broadway adaptation, The Lion King Broadway musical.
Allers became hooked on animation at the age of five after seeing Disney’s classic feature film Peter Pan. Deciding that he wanted to become a Disney artist and work with Walt Disney himself, a few years later he sent away for a do-it-yourself Disney animation kit. However, in 1966, when he heard of Walt Disney’s death, Allers, by then a high school student, grew discouraged about attaining his dream.
He went on to receive a degree in fine arts from Arizona State University. But it was after auditing a class at Harvard that he found his interest in animation renewed. He landed a job with Lisberger Studios, where he worked on the… read more
Robert R. “Rob” Minkoff (born August 11, 1962) is an American filmmaker. He is known for directing the Academy Award–winning animated feature The Lion King.
Minkoff was born in Palo Alto, California. He studied at California Institute of the Arts in the early 1980s in the Character Animation department. He has directed several films for Walt Disney Feature Animation, including The Lion King (1994) and two of the Roger Rabbit shorts: Tummy Trouble (1989) and Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990). While working at Disney he wrote the song “Good Company” for Oliver & Company. He also made the films Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), The Haunted Mansion (2003) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008).
Minkoff also participates as a member of the jury for the NYICFF, a local New York City Film Festival dedicated to screening films for children between the ages of 3 and 18.
He is currently at DreamWorks Animation directing a 2014 computer-animated film Mr. Peabody &… read more
this, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast can all go suck a dick and die; shit, the only Disney film worth anyone's time is Alice in Wonderland, and even that's a 3 star film at best. OMG I LOVED THIS MOVIE WHEN I WAS A KID, great - I loved a lot of stupid shit too, but it's not hazed over in a veil of disgusting nostalgia.
I remember when I was a kid, and started to see a big screen on my eyes, and started to think, Whoa! a big TV and some moving cartoons. Well, meaning this is the first animated film that I’ve ever… read review
Who would believe this is my first time watch this classic Disney jewel in the crown and the location was ruefully in the plane. After last year’s mega-successful re-entering into 3D multiplexes, clearly… read review
La crainte que l’on peut avoir pour un dessin animé pour lequel on a voué un culte pendant l’enfance reste de se trouver terriblement déçu de l’avoir revu avec des yeux d’adultes.
Forcément, Le… read review