The Lion King
1994
****½
Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, Moira Kelly, Jeremy Irons

The lion cub Simba is the rightful heir to the throne, but his evil uncle tricks him to go in exile. This irresistible Disney animation film offers a strong story, wonderful characters, breathtaking visuals and some memorable tunes. Oscar winner for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Original Song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John and Tim Rice. The film spun a whole set of spin-off works (direct to video sequels, an animated TV series and a stage musical).