I dont really know how to explain how much I loved this film. Well, I can say that this film is such an inspiration to me and makes me feel really great. It is a film with a great big heart. It is a very heartbreaking film but it is such a beautiful story that can inspire people in quite a few different ways. It is the most emotional film of all the Disney Classics that there have been which is one of the main reasons why I have to say that this film is one of the best animated films out there. It is a pure adventure about courage, hope, betrayal, tragedy and most importantly self discovery. I would probably say that this is the only Disney Classic with the genre drama used in it because of what happens and everything. I think everything about it inspires me an hell of a lot. I feel that this is one of the particular four films that Walt Disney would have been proud of if he was still here. Others are The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast and Aladdin.
The voices were all fantastic in this film. I didnt really like Matthew Brodericks voice for Simba (adult) because he doesnt really make Simba a very heroic character because of his soft voice but Simba is still a heroic character though because he truly discovers about who he really is. I loved James Earl Jones voice as Mufasa because after doing the voice of legendary character Darth Vader, his voice was prefect for Mufasa. His voice is obviously extremely deep which is really rare for a man to have a voice that deep. It is perfect for Mufasa because Mufasa is a big heroic lion and looks a lot bigger compared to other animals within the kingdom. His voice was a bizarre one really for Mufasa because not only is Mufasa a hero and Darth Vader is a villain but because Mufasa is a completely different character compared to Darth Vader. I loved Jeremy Irons voice as Scar in this one because his voice is a real sinister and scheming voice which is just like Scars character. I think that Scar isnt just the coldest Disney villain but I also think that he is one of the greatest film villains of all time because he killed his own brother and then blamed his nephew for it. I really liked the voices of Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Niketa Calame, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Madge Sinclair, Robert Guillaume, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings as the voices of the rest of the cast within this animated classic.
The direction from Rob Minkoff was awesome which makes The Lion King was like an epic animated film which is probably the first of all animated films that have been made. The script was outstanding too with a lot of quotes with big meanings and with a big heart as I have said. There are a lot of scenes within this film that are taken almost to complete perfection.
The Lion King has its rightful place on my all time favourite animated films list. It is on my favourite films list to. There's no question about that. It is one of the best animated musicals of all time. It is one of the best films of 1994. 1994 was an outstanding year for films as it brought out some of the greatest films of all time including The Lion King, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, Léon: The Professional and many more. I always have and certainly always will adore the Disney Classics but The Lion King is my fifth favourite Disney Classic after Pinocchio, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin and Lady And The Tramp. The Lion King is the third highest grossing film of all time (both worldwide and domestically) behind Shrek 2 and Finding Nemo. It truly is a family phenomenon that I can guarentee that everybody loves to bits and will remain in your heart for the rest of your life.