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The Lion King

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    84
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Lion King
    1994
    88 min
    G
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

    Actors: Rowan Atkinson, Matthew Broderick, Niketa Calame-Harris, Jim Cummings

    Plot: A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

    Disc Release Date: 4 December 2018

    • Video
      84
    • Audio
      87
    • Extra
      79
    • Movie
      85

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • Even as an upscale, The Lion King continues to reign supreme as demo material.

    • Audio
      90
    • It's really the rousing, utterly memorable score that defines this particular audio track.

    • Extra
      70
    • Covers all the main bases.

    • Movie
      90
    • This is a bonafide top-tier Disney classic.

    • Total
      90
    • Hopefully, the first of many Disney classics to be rekindled for the format.

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      80
    • There are few examples of classic animation on the 4K UHD format at the moment -- some Charlie Brown releases are it -- and The Lion King is unquestionably the most prominent such release yet. With that...

    • Audio
      90
    • For The Lion King's latest home video release, Disney has included a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Like other recent Disney releases, this one requires an upward volume adjustment from calibrated listening levels....

    • Extra
      80
    • The Lion King's UHD disc contains no supplemental content, but the bundled Blu-ray, which is identical to that released back in August 2017, does offer a wealth of extras. A Movies Anywhere digital copy...

    • Movie
      80
    • Disney has released one of the most cherished of all its animated films, 'The Lion King,' to the UHD format, the first classic Disney animation to earn that honor. The release features a 2160p/HDR-enhanced...

    • Total
      80
    • Disney's UHD release of The Lion King is a very good one, featuring a healthy, enjoyable 4K video presentation that is almost entirely a product of its HDR colors, which not only deepen and better saturate...

    High-Def Digest review by Michael S. Palmer
    • Video
      90
    • This was a tough review to crack. Watching the new 2160p HEVC 4K HDR10 video transfer on its own, The Lion King looks terrific. Gorgeous color rendering, from primaries to pastels. Inky black levels. Sharp...

    • Audio
      100
    • Compared to the video, the audio is much easier to review (plus it was a great way to say goodbye to my borrowed Klipsch RF-7 III Floorstanders). This new Dolby Atmos track is very similar to the reference-quality...

    • Extra
      80
    • The Lion Kings returns to the Signature Edition with the same supplemental materials as last year's Blu-ray Signature Edition, which can all be found on the set's Blu-ray as well as on the various Movies...

    • Movie
      100
    • (Written by Aaron Peck for the Diamond Edition Blu-ray.)There's something about The Lion King that makes me feel like a kid again. It's one of Disney's most sweepingly epic movies. It sucks you in with...

    • Total
      90
    • The Lion King remains as thrilling in 2018 as it was when it first graced silver screens in 1994. Produced during Walt Disney Pictures' second Golden Era, it blends Shakespearean motifs with African vistas...

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