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Title:
The lion king
Author:
Hahn, Don.
Uniform Title:
Lion King (Motion picture)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Walt Disney Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003]

©1994
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Simba begins life as an honored prince, son of the powerful King Mufasa. The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle Scar murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne.
General Note:
Platinum ed. ; Special ed. ; Widescreen version (1.66:1)

Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.

Special features: Disc 1: 2 versions of the film; deleted scenes; the making-of "Morning report"; all new music videos; 'The lion king' personality profile game; Timon's grab-a-grub game; Pumbaa's sound sensations; audio commentary; sing along track; Disc 2: Timon & Pumbaa's virtual safari; landmark songwriting; orchestral color; scoring emotion; music: African influence; an audio sequel; full circle; stage musical origins; Julie Taymor; screen-to-stage; movement & performance; masks; people & puppets; Disney & animals; origins; production research trip; art: African influence; reflection; story origins; timeless themes; the script comes to life; multi-language reel; storyboard-to-film comparison; the animal kingdom; international release; sound design; film character designer galleries; stage musical publicity gallery; elephant graveyard gallery; Pride Rock gallery; Pride Lands gallery; Jungle flora gallery; Rafiki's Tree gallery; background layer assembly galleries, EFX animation galleries.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: G.
ISBN:
9780788845505
UPC:
786936217421
Format :
DVD

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East Aurora Library DVD 6276 Juvenile DVD Family Viewing
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Summary

A young lion cub is tricked into thinking that he is responsible for the death of his father, the King of the Jungle, by his treacherous uncle, who is the true culprit. This edition contains the following supplements: 2 Versions of the film: Special edition/Original release; Deleted scenes; The making of "Morning report"; All-new music videos:- "Circle of Life"/"Can You Feel The Love Tonight"; The Lion King personality profile game; Timon's grab-a-grub game; Pumbaa's sound sensations; audio commentary; sing along track; Timon & Pumbaa's virtual safari; landmark songwriting; orchestral color; scoring emotion; Music: african influence; an audio sequel; full circle; stage musical origins; Julie Taymor; screen to stage; setting the stage; movement & performance; masks; people & puppets; Disney & animals; origins; production research trip; art: african influence; reflection; story origins; timeless themes; the script comes to life; multi-language reel; storyboard-to-film comparision; the animal kingdom; international release; sound design; film character design galleries; stage musical publicity gallery; elephant graveyard gallery; pride rock gallery; pride lands gallery; jungle flora gallery; Rafiki's tree gallery; background layer assembly galleries; EFX animation galleries and much more.


Summary

One of the most popular Disney animated musicals, The Lion King presents the story of a lion cub's journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. Simba (voiced first by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, then by Matthew Broderick) begins life as an honored prince, the son of the powerful King Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones). The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle, Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons), murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog (voiced by Ernie Sabella) and Timon the meerkat (voiced by Nathan Lane), he and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne. Borrowing elements from Hamlet, classical mythology, and African folk tales, The Lion King tells its mythic coming-of-age tale with a combination of spectacular visuals and lively music, featuring light, rhythmic songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a score by Hans Zimmer. Embraced by children and adults alike, the film also spawned hit songs ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "The Circle of Life") and a hit Broadway musical. In late 2002, The Lion King was re-released in the large-screen IMAX format. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi


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