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THE LION KING [Feature]

THE LION KING <span>[Feature]</span> artwork

THE LION KING [Feature]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 88m 23s

Release date 02/11/2011

BBFCInsight Contains no material likely to offend or harm

Genre(s) Adventure, Animation, Children

Director(s) Roger Allers,Rob Minkoff

Cast includes Matthew Broderick (voice), Jeremy Irons (voice), James Earl Jones (voice)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/10/2011

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
Feature
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
16/08/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
88m 23s
BBFC reference
JVF065136

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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THE LION KING (FEATURE)

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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