The Lion King


Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Jul 13 11:00 AM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Jul 14 11:00 AM
Film Info
Release Year:1994
Director:Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
Format:2K DCP


30th Anniversary

The Lion King follows Simba, a young heir who is forced to flee after his uncle Scar kills his father and usurps the throne. Growing up in exile, Simba returns to challenge Scar and end his tyrannical rule over the kingdom.


The original songs were written by British legend Sir Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, with a score by Hans Zimmer. Inspired by African wildlife and his personal experiences, Zimmer composed the film's score linearly, with the piece "...To Die For" becoming particularly personal due to his own father's death, prompting him to create a "serious requiem" for Mufasa's death scene.


The story is modeled primarily on William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, with influences from the Biblical stories of Joseph and Moses, as well as Homer's Odyssey.


The film remains the highest-grossing traditionally animated film of all time. It received two Academy Awards® and the Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.


"A technically groundbreaking collaborative work with humor, heart, and talent showing through in every carefully chosen line." —Tasha Robinson, The A.V. Club

Family Day on Aragon is culturally rich, inexpensive family fun featuring beloved classics and new favorites for all to enjoy. Hosted on the second Saturday & Sunday of every month. Admission is pay what you can per ticket, with a suggested price of $5 per person. Presented in partnership with Books & Books and Coral Gables Museum. Support for this program and pay what you can admission price are provided by a grant from the Coral Gables Community Foundation.