The Lion King - Nostalgia Critic

  • Published on Jul 17, 2019
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    On the 25th anniversary of one of Disney's biggest hits, Nostalgia Critic takes a look and sees if it's warranting all the praise it's gotten for so long. Let's take a look at The Lion King.
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    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd Disney animated feature film, and the fifth animated film produced during a period known as the Disney Renaissance. The Lion King was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, and has a screenplay credited to Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton. Its original songs were written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, with a score by Hans Zimmer. The film features an ensemble voice cast that includes Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings.
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  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome  6 months ago +1203

    A TheXvidr cashing in on the live action movie coming out? Weird
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    Watch the Disneycember reviews of The Lion King 1 and a half -
    And The Lion King II -

      MORGAN THE MIGHTY 15 days ago

      Just like toy story 3 this video came at the perfect moment at the right time

    • Simple-Commentator-not-really
      Simple-Commentator-not-really 2 months ago

      Why IS Matthew Broderick a problem? Is it about the car accident? I think it's about the car accident.

    • Victor Blackwolf
      Victor Blackwolf 3 months ago

      That live action remake was a great disappointment.

    • Reaper 857
      Reaper 857 4 months ago

      Channel Awesome NC is right. Be prepared is actually the best song. I even went to johnathan young to see if he made a heavy metal remix and bless the heavens I was not disappointed

  • JC Rivers
    JC Rivers 17 hours ago

    10:26 Edit: The moment our boy Ed just realized he's not gonna be in the remake.

  • Roi Itzkovich
    Roi Itzkovich 2 days ago +1

    For someone who's regarded as Disney villain's magnum opus...

    Scar is a f*cking dumbass!

  • Literature and Film Are My Jam

    “Only knowing each other as kids”? Uh... they were like besties, Simba even went down to face Shenzi in order to save Nala. Best friends for life who finally get reunited as adults, I think that as far as love stories go, theirs is pretty credible.

  • David Ray
    David Ray 3 days ago

    It's still the best Disney movie ever made, period.

  • Carlos Vidal
    Carlos Vidal 3 days ago +1

    Very weirdly enough, the “mr. pig” line makes more sense in the latin American translation. It goes:
    -What’s with the swine
    -What did you say? I’m a decent pig, NOT A SWINE!!!

  • Dave Gentleman
    Dave Gentleman 4 days ago

    Admit it, the "tastes like chicken" line is super quotable.

  • François Bisson
    François Bisson 5 days ago

    The "Be careful what you wish for" song:
    "Oh I just can't wait 'til dad diiiiiiies!"
    Was I the only one who it bothered?! 😳

  • uranium54321
    uranium54321 5 days ago

    26:37 Simba has the “pig” pass

  • Dawson Mensing
    Dawson Mensing 5 days ago

    how dare you hate can you feel the love tonight nostalgia critic

  • Orion Crawford
    Orion Crawford 5 days ago

    I have watch any of the remake

  • Jeff Brehove
    Jeff Brehove 7 days ago

    "I don't know you why you watch them, but I couldn't care less."
    ....too real

  • MajorLeagueZombie
    MajorLeagueZombie 7 days ago

    The Remake was so good. stop harassing the disney remakes just because they're not animated.

  • Akumu Akuma
    Akumu Akuma 7 days ago

    Can I order a Doug 😐

  • J Modica
    J Modica 7 days ago

    Its not perfect but its pretty freaking great

  • Heldana Solomon
    Heldana Solomon 7 days ago

    The 1994 version copied Kimba the White lion, I just don't know why everyone's praising it!

  • Aleksandre Zaalishvili

    terrible review as always

  • Holly deemer
    Holly deemer 10 days ago

    11:11 Nala’s father(furious):WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU ALMOST GOT OUR FUTURE KING KILLED!!!
    Nala:uh I bet simba’s father is talking nice to him (lion roars) ahhhhh!!

  • Savage C00KIE
    Savage C00KIE 12 days ago +1

    I like maleficent and jungle book and the rest are meh.

  • Lucas Hammar
    Lucas Hammar 12 days ago

    Did food/animal puns crap in Doug's cereals, or does he need something to nitpick as usual?

  • Aperez
    Aperez 13 days ago

    It was hard to not laugh when Mufasa and Simba said they'll be together and then he had to edit Mufasa's death and played Hakuna Matata afterwards. It was too hard to resist. DX

  • PhilPower134
    PhilPower134 13 days ago

    I'm sure your comments are flooded with this, but Scar's real name is Taka. He changed it when he got his scar.

  • Greenpuppy1
    Greenpuppy1 13 days ago

    HM fact is there a change color back and white version for the hd because it will be too close to psycho
    in fact i should play a clip if it does ?

  • Greenpuppy1
    Greenpuppy1 13 days ago

    FROZEN the one that should be overrated!!! frozen a ripoff!!!.

  • KaiSaeren
    KaiSaeren 14 days ago

    The advertisments are getting whackier and whackier, also better and better :D

  • YTWarrior100
    YTWarrior100 14 days ago

    9:26 He's not lying. That level's the biggest pain in the ass ever.

  • GalaxyAbsol4563
    GalaxyAbsol4563 14 days ago

    Tbh I liked Hakunamatata...
    (Idk if I’m spelling it right)

  • mercyk211
    mercyk211 15 days ago +1

    Why is nobody talking about “wait till you see our Japanese export”

  • TranslatedSignal
    TranslatedSignal 15 days ago

    Simba is Actually a Real Traitor and this could of be a Official Simba did killed Disney and he is never Ready to be a King Scar wasn't Invited too House of Mouse because of Scar death Thanks too that worthlessly Lion Simba he really isn't Here for Disney and Everything

  • msmissjordan1
    msmissjordan1 16 days ago

    Nostalgia Critic, Brother Bear shows the body of Kodas mom
    Land Before Time had Littlefoots mother dying right before you

  • Eduardo Ernesto Ubilla Contreras

    Take responsability doesn't mean that everyone will forgive you.

  • Celio19891
    Celio19891 17 days ago +1

    Iron Maiden covering Be Prepared would most definitely be one of the most epic things that could ever happen!!

  • Shingie Bulle
    Shingie Bulle 19 days ago

    I feel as if scar made that lightning

  • Yafet Shibeshi
    Yafet Shibeshi 19 days ago

    I love the lion king but I never got seriously got that excited for it

  • Carmen Santacruz
    Carmen Santacruz 19 days ago

    Te odio

  • Jacob Critic
    Jacob Critic 19 days ago +1

    Do lion king 2 and lion guard Please Mr nostalgia critic

  • Montana Bass
    Montana Bass 20 days ago

    It's a s*** I took an hour ago, I'm very proud of it. Best dub ever.

  • Maniacal Mickey
    Maniacal Mickey 20 days ago

    My neighbor was actually a minor animator on this film and other Disney films.

  • Meta Bro
    Meta Bro 20 days ago

    9:51 I bet that no one even knows who the character is at the top right.

  • instant Animations
    instant Animations 21 day ago

    It might just be a hunch but I don't think Mr. algia critic likes hakuna matata

  • Heather Reagan
    Heather Reagan 21 day ago

    Kion was the younger brother, not the first born.

  • Domino Momino
    Domino Momino 21 day ago

    Simba: “Somebody once told me...”

    Me: “The world was gunna roll me?”

  • Loudon Heimsoth
    Loudon Heimsoth 22 days ago

    Something tells me he really hates fart jokes.

  • allyson loupe
    allyson loupe 23 days ago

    They also changed the a scene and added a short song when simba was trying to hunt zoue

  • Alex Ziemba
    Alex Ziemba 25 days ago

    Its so sad that Disney didn't put Be Prepared in the remake all because of stupid controversy

  • Gameplayer1
    Gameplayer1 25 days ago

    21:00 woody woodpecker is that you?

  • Mai Nyigguh
    Mai Nyigguh 25 days ago

    >Complains about potty humor in movies.
    >Uses potty humor to get a cheap laugh.

  • BerkGamer - Brawl Stars u.m.

    If Doug Reviews The Lion King 2019 he hates Be Prepared Remake.

  • Castor Studios
    Castor Studios 26 days ago

    After you said about the Natzi thing a movie trailer came on with Adolf Hitler in it

  • Lukeland
    Lukeland 27 days ago

    The Music Sounds Big
    Me: Rewinds
    *Rages About Hakuna Matata*
    Me: Fast Forward
    The Music Sounds Big


  • ThatDudeWithBoobs
    ThatDudeWithBoobs 27 days ago

    Dammit, I was actually looking forward to this being the version with The Morning Report...

  • rainbowunicorn 333
    rainbowunicorn 333 28 days ago +1

    Doug: *HoLd My BeEr*

  • Bonnie The Tattletail
    Bonnie The Tattletail 29 days ago

    "You're going to make my mascara run!"

  • Gaussamer
    Gaussamer 29 days ago

    That "He's such a bitch" joke killed me twice.

  • JEM ofthe80s
    JEM ofthe80s 29 days ago

    Rafiki is Benson:) "Adult Ralphie is played by an actor who always seems like it's his first take, Matthew He-Was-Good-In-That-One-Thing!- Broderick." :)

  • charmedfan7704
    charmedfan7704 29 days ago +1

    Jim Cummings took over for the last part of the song because Jeremy Irons hurt his voice while singing.

  • Darren Stauffer
    Darren Stauffer Month ago

    He should review The Land Before Time at some point.

  • eden arviv
    eden arviv Month ago

    Everytime i watch the Lion King and the scene when Mufasa die comes i skip it i can't watch it without crying.

  • Black French
    Black French Month ago

    James Earl Jones is one of the Blackest person you can find? Well you need to get out more. The guy is barely two third black ... and it's obvious since he's light-skinned.

  • Adam McCarthy
    Adam McCarthy Month ago

    2:13 WHAT