The Lion King, an animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released in 1994, was the highest grossing 2D animated film of all time in the United States. The critically acclaimed film was appreciated for its music and story. During its release in 1994, the film grossed more than$783 million worldwide, becoming the most successful film released that year, and it is currently the 33rd highest-grossing feature film.
This musical animation film won two Academy Awards for its music and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Songs were written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, with an original score by Hans Zimmer.
The Walt Disney Studios has now brought out a 3D version of the classic animation film The Lion King and it is slated for release on July 29 in India. Seshasaye Kanthamraju, executive director, marketing and distribution, Walt Disney Studios, feels that this 3d version will be liked by the present generation and lapped up by the old fans of The Lion King.