The Lion King is a 1994 American ainimatit epic muisical film, produced bi Walt Disney Feature Animation an released bi Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nt animatit featur in the Disney animatit featur film. The story taks place in a kinrick o lions in Africae, an wis influenced bi William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The film wis produced in a period kent as the Disney Renaissance. The Lion King wis directit bi Roger Allers an Rob Minkoff, produced bi Don Hahn, an haes a screenplay creditit tae Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, an Linda Woolverton. Its oreeginal sangs war written bi composer Elton John an lyricist Tim Rice, an oreeginal scores war written bi Hans Zimmer. The film featurs an ensemble vyce cast that includes Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings.
The Lion King tells the story o Simba, a young lion that is tae succeed his faither, Mufasa, as Keeng o the Pride Lands; houiver, efter Simba's uncle Scar murthers Mufasa, Simba is maneepulate intae thinkin he wis responsal an flees intae exile. Upon maturation leevin wi twa wastrels, Simba is gien some vailuable perspective frae his bairnheid friend, Nala, an his shaman, Rafiki, afore returnin tae challenge Scar tae end his teeranny an tak his place in the Circle of Life as the richtfu Keeng.