Galway Girl Ed Sheeran
Disney's Oscar-winning animated classic just got better - in 3D!
Release date: 7 October 2011
Running time: 89 mins
Director: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers
Starring: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella
Still the most successful traditionally animated film in history, Disney's 1994 feature marked the high point of the studio's renaissance. Drawing inspiration from Shakespeare and the Bible, its timeless story follows lion cub Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas).
He expects to inherit the Pride Lands from his father, King Musafa (James Earl Jones). But he reckons without his jealous uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons), who tricks him into going into exile. In the desert, the adult Simba (Matthew Broderick) finds himself near death from exhaustion.
But with the assistance of meerkat Timon (Nathan Lane) and warthog Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella), he is inspired to reclaim his throne. Tim Rice and Elton John's great singalong songs, such as 'Circle of Life' and 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight', give the brilliant animation and great storytelling an extra boost. And in 3D, 'The Lion King' is even more immersive than ever.
Screenplay: Irene Mecchi, Linda Woolverton, Jonathan Roberts
You should see it because: This is a modern masterpiece as you've never seen it before!
See it if you liked: The Jungle Book (1967), Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Princess and the Frog (2009)