Since January 1995, The Lion King WWW Archive has been the world's largest Internet resource for multimedia and information from Disney's 32nd animated feature film, The Lion King. It has grown from a stark, bare web page surfed mostly by college students to a full-scale archive of over 350MB of content, visited daily by thousands of people, young and old alike.
The Lion King is a phenomenon. The pinnacle of Disney's success in its renaissance of the 1990's, grossing $313 million in U.S. box office sales alone, it is still one of the best-recognized cultural icons of the animation world today. Unlike any other of Disney's films before or since, The Lion King has amassed a huge number of fans who have never lost interest in the vast, magical universe that the movie's wholly original story created; the volume of fan-fiction and artwork has been staggering and inspiring to all, and more fans discover it day after day. Far from being a "kids' movie", its fans are from all ages and all walks of life, from all over the world. The story of the film has shaped lives, given direction to some, and lent inspiration to others. Most of all, the film has motivated hundreds of minds to turn toward animation-- to discover this newly reborn medium and hone their creative skills toward a goal of one day being a part of creating something as magical as The Lion King. I myself am one of these people.
On the World Wide Web, The Lion King has an astounding presence. Literally hundreds of websites bear witness to the impact the film has had all over the world in all 44 languages into which it has been translated. The Net-aware Lion King fan has access to images, sounds, movie clips, and other types of downloadable memorabilia to let them relive the experience of the movie and to keep its memory from fading. Here, on this Archive, I have devoted a great deal of time and effort to making this the most comprehensive destination for such visitors.
If you are not familiar with the story of The Lion King, you may want to begin with The Story, illustrated throughout; visitors more familiar with the movie might try The Script in one of its several formats. Otherwise, feel free to begin with any of the major Archive sections: Images, Sounds, Text Files, QuickTime Movies, and Song Lyrics.I thank you heartily for helping to make this site what it is today. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the Feedback Form. Enjoy your stay, and Hakuna Matata!
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