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The Lion King

Elton John's score takes the honor of one of Disney's best. Melded with the cutting-edge animation technology of its time, the music flows with the many vivid colors and wafting grasslands until it creates a visual feast. The Lion King in 3D will have a limited theatrical release, starting September 16, 2011. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 89
Theater Release: 16 Sep 2011
Video Release: 04 Oct 2011
MPAA Rating: G
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The Lion King is rated G:

Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones
Studio: 1994 Walt Disney Studios
Website: Official site for The Lion King.

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