The Lion King


United States 2011, 89 mins
Director: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, Rowan Atkinson

Disney's cherished animation roars back onto the big screen.

The story of young lion Simba's (Broderick) courageous journey from pride outcast to proud king is an instant tearjerker. After being tricked into thinking he was responsible for the death of his father Mufasa (Jones) by his dastardly uncle, Scar (Irons), our pre-mane hero flees the arid Savannah, only to discover his true destiny thanks to a show-stealing meerkat/warthog double act. A rare chance to revisit a modern animation benchmark.