The Lion King is one of Disney's most popular animated features, though I can't ever been a particular favorite of mine. It's well animated to be sure the songs are pretty good, particularly the villain song, and the score is quite great. It's one that I feel does work wholly in its story in that's it's moving when it needs to be and funny at least enough of the time. Though it certainly tries that more often that it is given that it has three different sets of comic relief. Scar of course is great thanks in large part due to Jeremy Irons's voice work. However even Scar skirts greatness due to the odd decision to have him basically do nothing once he's in power, and due to his underwhelming defeat. The film never quite adds up in the end to something truly special as the story wavers a bit too much particularly in its message which is not particularly well realized. It's still good though, so I can't complain too much.