The Lion King is a 1994 animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd film in the Disney animated feature canon and is loosely based on the Biblical story of Joseph and the Africa folklore of the "circle of life." The film follows the story of Simba, a young lion who is the son of Mufasa, the king of the Pride Lands. When Mufasa is killed by his brother Scar, Simba is tricked into believing that he is responsible for his father's death and runs away from home. He grows up in exile and must eventually confront Scar and reclaim his rightful place as the king of the Pride Lands.
The Lion King was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $968 million at the box office and becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time at the time of its release. It received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, and spawned a successful franchise, including several sequels, a stage musical, and a live-action remake. The film is known for its colorful animation, memorable characters, and catchy music, and has become a beloved classic for children and adults alike.