The Lion King

The Lion King

Blu-ray Disc - 2017 | Blu-ray version
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The coming-of-age saga of the lion cub, Simba, who must face tragedy, exile, and betrayal before he can assume the title of "Lion King."
Audience: OFA rating: F.
Publisher: Burbank : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2017.
Edition: Blu-ray version
Branch Call Number: J Blu-ray FIC Lion
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.


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VaughanPLDavidB Jul 23, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, when The Lion King was first released, I was still too old to be interested in this movie, but here I am now, reviewing it. The animation is excellent, of course, but the arc of the story is entirely predictable. I suppose that isn't a bad thing if you're only trying to e... Read More »

A Disney animated classic, with great music and animation. One of my favourite animated films.

One of Disney's best animated films! The songs are amazing but it still makes me cry.

My absolute favourite movie in the history of movies!

VaughanPLAlexK Dec 12, 2016

My FAVOURITE movie to this very day! I've watched it 20+ times and it gets me every time!

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Dec 06, 2019

Thanks to latest CGI innovations, this remake appears to be filmed with real animals vs the hand-drawn animated 1994 original. Love the new pair of Timon and Pumbaa (Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen.) For the rest of the film, prefer the sound track and story line from the original version.

Nov 22, 2019

The CGI for this Lion King movie is amazing and it looks like a real life animal movie which the animals look so real. I didn't watch this CGI movie in theater but watched the DVD after it had been released. When I heard the songs while watching the movie, it brought back my childhood memories for watching the Lion King cartoon version 25th years ago in theater with my mom. All the songs in the movie are astonishing and magical which give you a motivation to do sing-along while watching the movie which is very entertaining and fun. The story lines for both movies are the same, both CGI version and original cartoon version are great but I like this CGI version better .

Nov 16, 2019

Amazing CGI, but the voices just didn't sound quite right. I might feel differently if I didn't watch the animated version first. But a great movie, nevertheless.

Nov 11, 2019

Excellent Movie very well written and produced

I seen this movie in theathers when we got to the teathers i saw a lady i know but i was n't sure if i know her her name was elle and it was her she i was like if i see her i 'll know its that girl i see from church if not maybe its not her but it was and i said in polish oh i knew you mame bbut i was n't very sure i was like looking at the girl iff you will turn arowend i will say hi if not maybe i am wrong she said oh i could had asked i know but i don't want to get a wring perison and she said so witch movie are you guys going to see in polish she said LionKing my brother and i said and my dad said it too oh we are too and she ask if mydad will it with us no he said the kids just go by themslef and we were sitting so close to each other they sat in frount of us but close and i saw my friend Joeophs with a girl and i asked if he will see the lion king movie too he said no and he asked is that the movie you are going to see yeah but he said he will see the fast and the furous movie then i said in nofrills store i forgot you don;t like disney movies i just remeber later but i think you should seee it he said he will see on netfick i said oh i forgot that thye will have iti loved the movie it was kind of funny how pumba was walking and singing we got the dvd from the library so fast it does not seem like it should had been that fast when i said asked my friend Josph how did he like the movie he said it was good how was the lion king movie it was goodt here was a lady i know she was with a girl she was watching

Nov 09, 2019

I liked this version (CGI) better than the more of a cartoon version. We have seen so many films in the last 40 years with not real beings speaking (From Star Wars on) that I was not distracted by the animals verbal communication. A rrrrrrrrrrremake for sure, which had an awesome musical score. Worth the wait for all you on the holds list!

Nov 06, 2019

It perhaps look too real. The children will want CGI versions of all their cartoons. Then they will find reality terribly dsappointing.

Nov 04, 2019

Amazing CGI (the lion cubs are so damn cute!) but, overall, seemed slightly flat to me. Also, it was too long. The songs seem weird coming from "real" animals as opposed to cartoon animals.
Bottom line is: if you grew up with the original, animated version - you will prefer that one; but kids growing up watching this version will love it.

Nov 02, 2019

The photorealistic animation was just amazing. The opening song "Circle of LIfe" and the "Lion Sleeps Tonight" sequence with the jump scare was both worth the price of admission. Felt more of an African culture vibe in this remake compared to the original.

Gina_Vee Nov 02, 2019

It wasn't great... but it wasn't awful!

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Dec 06, 2019

Over 100 quotes in IMDb already, thanks to the contributors; this exchange is my favorite:

Hyena: Looks like we'll be having pig for dinner. Plump and chubby.
Pumbaa: Chubby? Did he just call me chubby?
Timon: Uh-oh.
Pumbaa: It sounded a lot like he just said "chubby". Which would be a mistake because... I will not be made to feel ashamed of who I am.
Timon: Oh, boy.
Pumbaa: I may run from hyenas... but I will always fight a bully

Jan 25, 2018

Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there?

Timon: Pumbaa, I don't wonder; I know.

Pumbaa: Oh. What are they?

Timon: They're fireflies. Fireflies that, uh... got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing.

Pumbaa: Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away.

Timon: Pumbaa, with you, everything's gas.

May 13, 2016

"If you're hungry for a hunk of fat and juicy meat
Eat my buddy Pumbaa here because he is a treat
Come on down and dine - On this tasty swine - All you have to do is get in line
Aaaare you achin' (Yup, yup, yup)
Foooor some bacon? (Yup, yup, yup)
Heeee's a big pig (Yup, yup)
You could be a big pig too. Hoy!"
- Timon and Pumbaa

Mz_Patterson Jul 26, 2014

" Simba"

Mar 18, 2013

"Why do i always have to save your AHHHH........"

Mar 13, 2013

Hakuna Matata, it means no worries for the rest of your days.

Jun 09, 2010

"Remember who you are"

Mar 31, 2008

Banzai: Hey, did we order this dinner to go?
Shenzi: No, why?
Banzai: Cause there it goes!

Nov 05, 2007

Timon: Lady, have you got your lions crossed?


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Nov 05, 2007

"King Mufasa" of the lions dies because of his evil broth "Scar". "Simba" runs away from the kingdom and Scar. The kingdom meets near ruin until Simba returns a rids the kingdom of scar and his followers


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