The Lion King – life lessons from a children's animated movie by Spyros F. The Lion King, an animated family adventurous film, primarily targeting children,that aired in 1994 as a Walt Disney Production and was directed by Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers, goes beyond the ordinary shallow childish stories and dives into efforts to provide the little ones with the values of resilience to hardships, the importance of true friendships and the concept of life stretching out in cycles. A cab named Simba is born to the King of the Jungle with its birth being celebrated across the vast virgin lands. In the midst of a peaceful and carefree childhood within a loving family and under a father’s apprenticeship, Simba is caught completely off guard when encounters betrayal. Scar, Simba’s deceitful uncle, murders his brother, the King, and with throwing the blame on Simba, he casts the cab into exile. As Simba spends its youth in despair, wandering across the jungle, he joins forces with new friends and reunites with his father’s advisor. With their help, Simba manages to overcome his fears, to grow into determination and to finally rush back to his lost kingdom, defeat his uncle and restore prosperity in the jungle. What initially draws the attention of the audience is the smooth animated movements along with the vivid colors and the playfulness of the characters. Having intrigued their interest, the directors introduce the phases someone may pass through life. In this sense, one’s life transcends from prosperity and love, Simba was born into, to betrayal and utter lack he later faced when was made an orphan and forced into exile, only to rise up again through outgrowing the hardships he faced and to finally lead himself back to victory when he defeats his uncle, reclaims the throne and restores peace. The values of true friendship and mentorship are emboldened as they become the catalyst that enable and spin Simba’s recovery and rise to a fighting and resilient lion. A new cycle in life now begins with Simba starting a family while the story ends with a cab being born to the new King of the Jungle. In the light of the above, not only does The Lion King manage to entertain children and parents alike, but also to teach them valuable lessons that withstand the pass of time.