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The Lion King



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: G

The 32nd animated feature to join the Disney family follows a young lion as he learns to be a leader. Songs are by Elton John and voices by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, Whoopie Goldberg, Cheech Marin, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Rowan Atkinson and Jeremy Irons. The film received 4 Oscar nominations and 2 awards (for Best Original Score and Best Original Song). Directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff. [1:27]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Many scary scenes with bloody battles; several end in death. Hyenas are involved in many of the fight scenes: one has its cheek slashed, others are knocked around, one lands in a thorny patch and several fall into a brush fire. One character is shown being trampled in a wildebeest stampede, and then he is shown falling from a cliff to his death. Another character rolls down a long rocky incline, and almost dies of heat exposure. There is a bloody fight ending with one of the participants being killed by hyenas (off-camera). One character is dunked in a boiling pot.

PROFANITY 0 - None. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Dealing with the death of a parent; dealing with guilt; political intrigue.

MESSAGE - You can run from the past or learn from it.

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