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THE LION KING [2D]

THE LION KING <span>[2D]</span> artwork

THE LION KING [2D]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 89m 9s

Ratings Info Contains no material likely to offend or harm

Genre(s) Animation

Director(s) Roger Allers/rob Minkoff

Cast includes Rowan Atkinson (voice), Matthew Broderick (voice), Nathan Lane (voice), Jeremy Irons (voice)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable for all iconU

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 28/06/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE LION KING is a classic animated film about Simba, an orphaned lion. The film was classified 'U' and contains no material likely to offend or harm.

The film contains some scenes of mild emotional intensity. The first of these occurs when the young Simba has to deal with the death of his father, Mufasa, who has been trampled in a stampede. The BBFC's Guidelines at 'U' state 'While problematic themes may be present, their treatment must be sensitive and appropriate for young children'. This scene of bereavement is sensitively handled and does not contain any images likely to upset younger audiences.

At the climax of the film there is a fight between the grown-up Simba and his evil Uncle, Scar, who has confessed to being responsible for Mufasa's death. The Guidelines state there may be 'Mild violence only. Occasional mild threat or menace only'. This scene is a key moment in resolving the narrative and contains no detail of any injuries incurred by either lion. In addition, even the youngest viewers will be in no doubt as to the culpability of Scar and are unlikely to be caused undue anxiety by his death.

Parents can find additional information about the content of this film if they visit www.pbbfc.co.uk.

Details

Title
THE LION KING
Title Information
2D
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
WDSMP UK
Classified date(s)
20/06/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
89m 9s
Approved footage
8023+8
BBFC reference
DFF065136
Registration number
CFJ23736

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