Cast and Crew of The Lion King

Cast of
The Lion King

About The Lion King

The Lion King is a timeless and beloved animated film that has captivated audiences for over two decades. This classic movie, which was released in 1994, tells the story of a young lion prince named Simba who is forced to flee his pride after being accused of killing his father, King Mufasa. The film features an all-star voice cast, including Matthew Broderick as Simba and James Earl Jones as Mufasa, who bring the characters to life in a way that is both captivating and memorable.

At the heart of the story is Simba's journey from a carefree cub to a responsible young lion who must confront his past and claim his rightful place as king. After being cast out of his pride, Simba grows up in the wilderness, living a carefree life with his new friends Timon and Pumbaa. However, as he matures, Simba begins to feel the weight of his responsibilities and the pull of his destiny. When his past comes back to haunt him, Simba must make a choice: will he continue to live in exile, or will he face his fears and reclaim his place in the Circle of Life?

The Lion King is a beautifully animated film that explores themes of responsibility, courage, and redemption. With its unforgettable characters, memorable soundtrack, and powerful story, it is easy to see why this movie has become a classic. Whether you are a longtime fan or are watching it for the first time, The Lion King is a movie that is sure to leave a lasting impression and remind you that, no matter where you go or what you do, you can never escape your destiny.

The Lion King is part of the The Lion King Collection, together with The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 1½ .

Full Cast of The Lion King

Matthew Broderick
plays Simba (voice)

Matthew Broderick as Simba (voice)
Matthew Broderick's portrayal of Simba in 'The Lion King' is a standout performance that captures the essence of the character's journey from a carefree cub to a responsible king. Broderick's voice acting is nuanced and emotive, effectively conveying Simba's emotional turmoil and growth. His delivery of iconic lines like "Hakuna Matata" adds a layer of charm and humor, making Simba a relatable and endearing character. Overall, Broderick's performance is a key element in bringing the beloved Disney character to life. See Matthew Broderick's other roles

Moira Kelly
plays Nala (voice)

Moira Kelly as Nala (voice)
Moira Kelly's portrayal of Nala in 'The Lion King' is nothing short of captivating. Her voice acting brings a sense of depth and emotion to the character, making Nala's journey from a young cub to a strong and determined lioness feel authentic and engaging. Kelly's performance is particularly notable in the scenes where Nala pleads with Simba to return to Pride Rock, as her voice conveys a perfect blend of urgency, desperation, and hope. Overall, Kelly's work in 'The Lion King' is a testament to her talent as a voice actor and adds significant value to the film. See Moira Kelly's other roles

Nathan Lane
plays Timon (voice)

Nathan Lane as Timon (voice)
Nathan Lane's performance as Timon in 'The Lion King' is a standout, showcasing his incredible comedic timing and vocal range. Lane brings the character to life with his witty one-liners and catchy musical numbers, making Timon an unforgettable and lovable character. His chemistry with Ernie Sabella's Pumbaa is also noteworthy, as the two create a dynamic duo that provides much of the film's humor and heart. Overall, Lane's performance as Timon is a highlight of 'The Lion King' and a testament to his talent as a voice actor. See Nathan Lane's other roles

Ernie Sabella
plays Pumbaa (voice)

Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa (voice)
Ernie Sabella's performance as Pumbaa in 'The Lion King' is a standout. His comedic timing and boisterous delivery bring the character to life, making Pumbaa a lovable and endearing presence. Sabella's voice work is expressive and full of energy, perfectly capturing Pumbaa's friendly and goofy personality. His chemistry with Nathan Lane, who voices Timon, is also noteworthy, as their banter and camaraderie add a layer of humor and warmth to the film. Overall, Sabella's performance as Pumbaa is a highlight of 'The Lion King' and a testament to his talent as a voice actor. See Ernie Sabella's other roles

Robert Guillaume
plays Rafiki (voice)

Robert Guillaume as Rafiki (voice)
Robert Guillaume's performance as Rafiki in Disney's animated classic, "The Lion King," is one of the film's standout elements. With his rich, charismatic voice, Guillaume breathes life into the wise, quirky mystic mandrill who serves as a spiritual guide to the lion protagonist, Simba. The actor skillfully balances the character's comedic and poignant moments, creating an endearing and unforgettable portrayal. His delivery of iconic lines like "Remember who you are" and "It's in the past!" resonate with audiences, adding depth and meaning to the story. Guillaume's Rafiki is not only a source of wisdom and encouragement but also a cheerful and enchanting figure who plays an essential role in the narrative and makes the audience fall in love with the character. See Robert Guillaume's other roles

Rowan Atkinson
plays Zazu (voice)

Rowan Atkinson as Zazu (voice)
Rowan Atkinson's performance as Zazu in Disney's 'The Lion King' is a delightful blend of his signature comedic timing and the strict yet lovable nature of the character. Atkinson infuses the red-billed hornbill with his distinctive humor, making Zazu's disciplinarian demeanor endearing rather than stern. His witty delivery and perfect comedic timing add a lighthearted touch to serious moments, making Zazu a memorable and entertaining character in the beloved animated classic. Atkinson's vocal performance perfectly encapsulates Zazu's loyalty to Mufasa, his frustration with Simba's antics, and his dedication to maintaining order in the Pride Lands. See Rowan Atkinson's other roles

James Earl Jones
plays Mufasa (voice)

James Earl Jones as Mufasa (voice)
James Earl Jones's performance as Mufasa in 'The Lion King' is nothing short of iconic. His deep, commanding voice brings a sense of majesty and authority to the character, making him a truly regal presence. Jones's delivery of Mufasa's lines is both powerful and nuanced, conveying a range of emotions from stern fatherly guidance to heartfelt affection for his son, Simba. His performance is a testament to his talent as a voice actor and has left an indelible mark on the character of Mufasa, making him one of the most beloved figures in the Disney universe. See James Earl Jones's other roles

Jeremy Irons
plays Scar (voice)

Jeremy Irons as Scar (voice)
Jeremy Irons's performance as Scar in 'The Lion King' is nothing short of iconic. His deep, rich voice perfectly captures the character's menacing and manipulative nature, making him a truly formidable villain. Irons's delivery of Scar's lines is both chilling and captivating, bringing a sense of sophistication and wit to the character that is hard to forget. His performance is a testament to his incredible talent as a voice actor and has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on the film. See Jeremy Irons's other roles

Jonathan Taylor Thomas
plays Young Simba (voice)

Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Young Simba (voice)

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Niketa Calame-Harris
plays Young Nala (voice)

Whoopi Goldberg
plays Shenzi (voice)

Whoopi Goldberg as Shenzi (voice)

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Cheech Marin
plays Banzai (voice)

Cheech Marin as Banzai (voice)

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Jim Cummings
plays Ed (voice)

Jim Cummings as Ed (voice)

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Madge Sinclair
plays Sarabi (voice)

Zoe Leader
plays Sarafina (voice)

Frank Welker
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Frank Welker as Additional Voices (voice)

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Cathy Cavadini
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Cathy Cavadini as Additional Voices (voice)

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Judi M. Durand
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Daamen J. Krall
plays Additional Voices (voice)

David McCharen
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Mary Linda Phillips
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Phil Proctor
plays Additional Voices (voice)

David J. Randolph
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Brian Tochi
plays Fighting Hyena (voice) (uncredited)

Brian Tochi as Fighting Hyena (voice) (uncredited)

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Nolan Splavec
plays Additional Voices (voice)

Jason Weaver
plays Young Simba (singing voice)

Laura Williams
plays Young Nala (singing voice)

Joseph Williams
plays Adult Simba (singing voice)

Sally Dworsky
plays Adult Nala (singing voice)

Evan Saucedo
plays Young Simba - in 'Morning Report' (singing voice) (uncredited)

Jeff Bennett
plays Zazu - in 'Morning Report' (singing voice) (uncredited)

Jeff Bennett as Zazu - in 'Morning Report' (singing voice) (uncredited)

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