Simba is ready to roar into your living room with the in-home release of Disney’s The Lion King. This dazzling, new, live-action version reimagines the iconic family favorite––and you’ll be singing along with beloved characters to toe-tapping music as you watch the film’s drama and delights unfold. Grab your popcorn, pounce on the couch, and get ready to marvel at breathtaking visuals of African settings and extraordinarily realistic animals brought to life via cutting-edge cinematic technology.
An all-star cast including Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, voice the cherished creatures who were woven into our childhood as young viewers. Now, your kids can be inspired by Simba’s journey toward his destiny. His path is filled with betrayal, tragedy, friendship, love and triumph as he tries to follow in the footsteps of his benevolent father, King Mufasa. Keep reading to see why The Lion King is a movie you must-add to your family’s collection for its poignant life teachings and masterful storytelling.
5 Life Lessons Kids Can Learn From The Lion King
1. How to Be a Good Friend: Timon and Pumba help out Simba when he’s just a cub, and Simba continues to be a good friend to them throughout his life. Nala is also a lifelong friend to Simba, and encourages him to stay strong and help others.
2. Standing Up for Others: When Simba is just a cub, Mufasa keeps him safe from hyenas. Once Simba is older and returns to Pride Rock, he stands up to Scar and helps the other animals on the savanna.
3. Hakuna Matata: The most famous lesson from The Lion King! It means “no worries,” and will remind kids and parents alike to not sweat the small stuff and live life to its fullest.
4. What Goes Around Comes Around: The positive or negative energy you put into the world comes back to you. Scar was only interested in his own desires and used everyone for his own selfish gain––which led to his demise. Simba put the prosperity and safety of his family and kingdom first as he tried to defeat Scar and win back the throne. Simba’s goodness came back to him via respect, admiration and loyalty from all the animals he fought for.
5. Learn From Your Mistakes & Move Forward: The very wise Rafiki tells a grieving Simba, “…the past can hurt… you can either run from it, or learn from it.” When you make a mistake, instead of dwelling in sorrow, ponder and learn from it and move forward as a stronger and smarter person who makes better choices in the future. Simba exiled himself after he believed he caused Mufasa’s death. Nala and Rafiki convinced Simba that Mufasa would want him to forgive himself and have pride in his destiny to become king and the greatest version of himself.
The Lion King Will Reign Supreme in Your Home Den
This movie will reign endlessly in your family’s collection as a fave you’ll want to watch time and again to appreciate its beauty and splendor. The in-home release also contains never-before-seen bonus content, taking you behind the scenes to learn the secrets of the filmmaking process––and the Disney sing-along song collection and music videos will have your little cubs crooning: “Hakuna Matata!” proving this treasured tale “ain’t no passing craze.”