The Best Disney Movie of all Time


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Lions who rule the animal kingdom, and animals who obey and dare not question the lion rule. The Lion King is the best and most popular Disney movie so far. The Lion King was released on June 24, 1994, and just about everyone has seen it. It’s a must-watch Disney movie that is popular all over the world. 

The Lion King is a favorite among children and adults. It is set in the Pride Lands of Africa where Mufasa the king, his son Simba, and almost every other animal in the Pride Lands enjoy all aspects of life. Every animal but Scar, Mufasa’s envious brother. Scar wants the throne so desperately that he makes a plan to get rid of the present and future king. In an effort to do so, Scar tricks Simba and his best friend, Nala, into a forbidden graveyard where three hyenas chase them. Luckily, the amazing hornbill, Zazu, alerts Mufasa, and they are able to save the cubs. Even though the first attempt fails, the ruthless Scar does not give up. He creates another plan to get rid of the things that are in the way of him becoming king. Scar forges an alliance with the hyenas that threatened Simba and Nala. The plan was to lure Simba into a gorge while the hyenas drove a herd of wildebeest into a stampede that would trample him. Knowing that Mufasa would try to save his son, Scar informed him of the danger his son was in. Inevitably, Mufasa saves his son, but he ends up falling to his death. Somehow, Scar convinces Simba that his father’s death was all Simba’s fault and advises him to leave the Pride Lands and never come back. Unfortunately, Scar was the rightful king that would abuse his power.

That’s when the odd duo, Timon, a meerkat, and Pumbaa, a warthog, come in and they rescue an exhausted Simba from the hot desert. Simba grows up with his best friends, living by the motto, “Hakuna Matata,” which means no worries in Swahili. Simba is all grown up now, and he has to help his two friends from a hungry lioness that happens to be Nala. The new reunite, and maybe or maybe not fall in love. Nala urges Simba to go back to the Pride Lands and make their home what it once was because it became a drought-stricken wasteland under Scar’s rule. Aided by Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, and Zazu, Simba is able to get rid of the lion that killed his father. And with the Pride Lands restored to its former glory, with Simba as their king, Rafiki presents Nala and Simba’s newborn cub to the rest of the animals.  

This movie is probably one of the best Disney movies, which can be backed up by almost every Disney lover in this world. It shows the value of family and friendship. It also teaches that someone shouldn’t give up just because it’s hard or it takes work to complete.