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The Lion King is a popular Disney franchise that began in 1994 with the Disney Animated Canon film of the same name. It mainly revolves around a pride of lions who are the royalty overseeing a vast swath of African savannah called the Pride Lands, with the pride's leader seen as king by the other animals. The franchise's first three films famously feature many Shakespearean themes in their plots.

This was Disney's first franchise to have EGOTed, and to this day retaining the record for the shortest timespan to receive all four awards, receiving its grand slam in only four years.


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Comic Books

  • The Lion King: A series of mostly unrelated comics based off of the original film.


Television series

  • The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa (1995—1999): The first spinoff, set between the first and second films, focusing on that meerkat and warthog duo mentioned above as they have adventures in the jungle they call home and elsewhere. Very different from the first film.
  • The Lion Guard (2015—2019): Made for young audiences, this series is an interquel set within the timeline of the second film. The king's son leads a diverse group of animals in defending the Pride Lands.



Theme park attractions

  • The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) (1998—2011): Zazu the hornbill made an appearance in this Walt Disney World update to the classic attraction as one of the hosts of the show, alongside Aladdin's Iago.

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