Another Disney Classic is hitting the big screen! Simba and his friends are back and are celebrating the film’s 23rd anniversary. Featuring stellar voice-work from Matthew Broderick (Ferris Buehler’s Day Off), Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Man of the House), Jeremy Irons (Justice League), James Earl Jones (Star Wars), and those pesky hyenas voiced by Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost), Cheech Marin (Cars 3), and Jim Cummings (who provides the voice to Pete from Mickey Mouse). We can’t forget the other iconic characters such as Zazu (Rowan Atkinson), Nala (Moira Kelly), Timon (Nathan Lane), and of course Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella). The Lion King was directed by both Roger Allers (The Prophet) and Rob Minkhoff (Mr. Peabody & Sherman).
The Lion King was a massive success at the box office making over $766 Million and becoming highest-grossing film of 1994! It has seen re-releases in 2002 in Imax and 2011 in 3-D, as well as returns in 3-D this weekend.
Whether it’s the first time you’re taking your kids to see the film, or a childhood favorite, The Lion King is a perfect family movie — not to mention the iconic songs (written by Tim Rice and Elton John and a soundtrack by Hans Zimmer) that will be with you long after you leave the theater. So, grab who you can and go see a true Disney Classic playing in theaters this weekend!