The Lion King surpassed all other animated films, grossing over $950 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing hand drawn film in history. The films music scored 2 Academy Awards and the Broadway adaptation of the film snagged the title for highest grossing Broadway show in April, 2012. This was probably the first Disney movie to really make me cry, when Scar lets his brother fall and then convinces Simba that Mufasa's death is his fault! The tears just start pouring. On the other hand, I still giggle when I see the "hidden message" the animators left in the leaves.