10 Family Movies for Summer

The Lion King

The Lion King Movie

Rated: G

Year: 1994

Cast: Voices of James Earl Jones, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane

"The Circle of Life" meant that this animated feature got rewound again and again and again once it hit video. Familial love and protection are at the heart of this Disney classic about a lion cub who rises on the Serengeti plains to his rightful place on the throne.

What Parents Like: Family pride and the chance to take an African safari without having to pack.

What Kids Like: The heavy dramatic themes are lightened by the antics of the innocent and playful Simba, and the slapstick humor between Timon and Pumbaa.

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