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5,340 Ratings

The Lion King

Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
United States, 1994
Animation, Musical, Family


Young lion cub Simba, the heir to the throne of the animal kingdom, is cast out of his pride by his sinister uncle, who leads him to believe he was responsible for his father’s death. Years later, he returns to take his rightful position in this Disney animated musical.

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The Lion King Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1995 | 2 wins including: Best Music, Original Score

1995 | 2 nominations including: Best Music, Original Song

National Board of Review

1994 | Winner: Best Family Film

BAFTA Awards

1995 | Nominee: Best Sound

2004 | Winner: DVD (BAFTA Interactive Award)

Golden Globes (USA)

1995 | 3 wins including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

1995 | Nominee: Best Original Song - Motion Picture

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