Movies by the Boulevard - The Lion King

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Don't miss another exciting season of free films at Movies by the Boulevard, in beautiful Cathy Freeman Park in January 2016

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The Lion King

Wednesday 18 January

Rating: G  

Plot: The Disney classic is back for a special one night screening at Movies by the Boulevard. One of the most popular Disney animated musicals, The Lion King presents the story of a lion cub's journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny.

Simba (voiced first by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, then by Matthew Broderick) begins life as an honored prince, the son of the powerful King Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones). The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle, Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons), murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom.

In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog (voiced by Ernie Sabella) and Timon the meerkat (voiced by Nathan Lane), he and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne.

Borrowing elements from Hamlet, classical mythology, and African folk tales, The Lion King tells its mythic coming-of-age tale with a combination of spectacular visuals and lively music, featuring light, rhythmic songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a score by Hans Zimmer. Embraced by children and adults alike, the film also spawned hit songs ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "The Circle of Life") and a hit Broadway musical.

View the Movies by the Boulevard main page and read about the full lineup of films. There is paid parking on-site so we recommend you pre-book. There are also a great range of cafes and restaurants at the Park to enjoy.

Want more information? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Cost:
Free
Tickets/Bookings:
N/A
Age:
All Ages
More info:
Email info@sydneyolympicpark.com.au

Movies by the Boulevard - The Lion King

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