20 BEST Lion King Quiz Questions and Answers

Ready for a Lion King quiz? Test your knowledge of memorable characters, iconic songs & box office records with these Lion King trivia questions.

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Did you know that when The Lion King was released in the ’90s, Disney was taking a big risk? The Lion King was the first Disney animated film based on an original idea.

It’s safe to say the decision to come up with their own story worked out quite well, didn’t it? Not only is The Lion King one of the most treasured animated films for fans everywhere, it’s also big business.

At the time, the Lion King was the most profitable animated movie ever. And it spawned an even more successful CGI remake, and a Broadway show that has been a top seller for decades.

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How much do you know about the Lion King?

Looking for the best Lion King trivia questions?

With this Lion King quiz we’ll test your fandom of Lion King from the voice roles, to the records set, and of course, a few strange Lion King trivia questions that you won’t be expecting.

What character do you relate to the most in the Lion King? Is it the happy-go-lucky Pumbaa, the rambunctious and cocky young Simba, or the wise and stoic Rafiki? Or the sly villain Scar?

We’ll learn more about how these characters were developed and also the original title for the Lion King – we bet you’ll be stumped by that one!

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The Lion King is also a show on Broadway and the West End

And how can we not mention the incredible and everlasting songs! Watching the Lion King always has us out of our seats and singing along.

Are you ready to enter the world of Pride Rock? This Lion King quiz will be sure to satisfy any hardcore fans out there. Let us know how you did in the comments below!

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The latest CGI remake came out pretty well too!

Lion King Quiz

What child star voiced the character of Young Samba in the animated Lion King?

The story of The Lion King is inspired by what Shakespearean play?

What rock superstar composed the songs for The Lion King?

The Lion King was overtaken as the highest grossing animated film by what movie?

What animal species is the character of Rafiki in The Lion King?

What year was the CGI remake of The Lion King released?

Who voiced Nana in the CGI remake of The Lion King?

The Lion King was the first Disney film to be dubbed in what African language?

James Earl Jones (Mufasa) and Madge Sinclair (Sarabi) also played a king and queen in what comedy film?

What does Timon and Pumbaa's famous phrase Hakuna Matata mean in Swahili?

What scene from The Lion King took more than 2 years to animate?

What was the direct-to-video sequel to The Lion King called?

The broadway show The Lion King holds what record?

What song from The Lion King won the Academy Award for Best Original Song?

Disney split up their animating teams to work on what other Disney film alongside The Lion King?

Who is the composer of The Lion King's original score?

What easter egg is hidden in one of the bugs eaten by Timon and Pumbaa?

A researcher sued Disney for their inaccurate portrayal of what animals?

What does the word Pumbaa mean in Swahili?

What was The Lion King originally going to be called?


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Did you score like Scar or were you king of the kingdom?

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