Australian Council on Children and the Media

The Lion King 3D

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What’s it about?

The Lion King is a Disney musical about Simba the lion, who is the son of Mufasa, the king of the animal kingdom. When Simba’s uncle Scar kills Mufasa so he can become king, Simba runs away. When he is away from the kingdom, Simba makes friends with a warthog named Pumbaa and a meerkat named Timon. The three of them are happy and free until Simba’s lion friend Nala finds them. Nala tells Simba that the kingdom is in danger because Scar is king. Simba decides to return home to save his kingdom, confront Scar and become King.

What to look out for

  • Hyenas chase and try to attack Simba and Nala
  • Simba and Mufasa are trampled by a herd of wildebeests. Simba escapes but Mufasa dies.
  • There are some scary fight scenes between the lions

Moral of the Story

The messages of this story are the importance of family and of taking responsibility.  

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