Luke Owen looks at a few things you may not know about The Lion King….
June 24th 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the pinnacle of Disney’s renaissance era of animation, The Lion King.
Working as an animated version of Shakespeare’s Hamelt, The Lion King is one of the highest grossing animated movies of all-time and it was showered with a bevy of awards. When websites and TV shows compile lists of “greatest animated movies”, The Lion King is guaranteed to always be at near the top of the pile. It spawned several sequels, a couple of TV shows, a variety of video games and a Broadway musical that has also been showered with its own bevy of awards.
It was even ranked 10th in Flickering Myth’s Top 10 Movies of All-Time.
To celebrate the anniversary of this brilliant piece of Disney animation, let’s look at seven facts and tidbits that you not have known about The Lion King.