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The Lion King (1994)

Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, 1994

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King Lear
William Shakespeare, 1605

The Lion King is a movie directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff in 1994 and based on the book King Lear by William Shakespeare, first published in 1605. The movie features Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson, Niketa Calame-Harris, Jim Cummings, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

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The Lion King (book by Don Ferguson, 1994)

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Audiobook cover of King Lear, the 1605 book by William Shakespeare.

King Lear

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Storyline

In the Pride Lands of Africa, a pride of lions rule over the animal kingdom from Pride Rock. King Mufasa’s and Queen Sarabi’s newborn son, Simba, is presented to the gathering animals by Rafiki the mandrill, the kingdom’s shaman and advisor.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Lion King, the 1994 movie by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff

Year

1994

Minutes

88

Movie Rate

8.50

Source: IMDb

Cover of King Lear, the 1605 book by William Shakespeare

Year

1605

Pages

320

Book Rate

7.82

S: Goodreads

Book

King Lear

Country: UK

First published in: 1605

Length: 320 pages

Genre: Play

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Other screen adaptations of the book

1985: Ran (movie by Akira Kurosawa)
2019: The Lion King (movie by Jon Favreau)

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3 votes

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