The Good Lion is a 2012 3D American-British-South Africa-Australia computer animated/live-action motion capture comedy drama epic fantasy adventure film directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Kelly Asbury, Rob Minkoff, John Stevenson and Mark Osborne, with producer Don Hahn, Bruce Davey, Bruce Berman and Guillermo del Toro and screenplay by Farhad Safinia and Tab Murphy.
The film had starred the voices of Kiefer Sutherland, Joaquin Phoenix, Christian Bale, Idris Elba, Zach Braff, Simon Pegg, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Wenham, Geoffrey Rush, Rupert Everett, Anthony LaPaglia and Liam Neeson.
Samson and his wife Gelena give birth to their Cubs, their names were Michael, Sally, Rose, Andrew and Alexander. Samson's son Michael was a bit different, so Samson teaches him how to be like his father.
One day, while they're are exploring, they're cornerd by hyenas lead by Fang Tooth who tried to kill Michael, but Samson scared away the hyenas. A mysterious figure attack his son, but Samson fought it off. As his family escape, Samson get separated by falling off a cliff. It was revealed that the force is Phango, a half blinded leopard.
The films soundtrack album was released on July 21, 2011 before the film was released. The soundtrack of the film was scored, conducted and composed by Hans Zimmer, John Powell and Mark Mancina with Lorne Balfe and Junkie XL as additional composers.
The vocals for the score were Lebo M, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lisa Gerrard, Abd El Gadir Salim, Emmanuel Jal and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with songs by Phil Collins, Bryan Adams, Sting, Tina Turner, Oren Waters, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Rusted Root, Garth Brooks and Leona Lewis.
- 1.Two Worlds - Phil Collins
- 2.Here I Am - Bryan Adams
- 3.Look Through My Eyes - Phil Collins
- 4.Welcome - Phil Collins and Lebo M
- 5.I See You - Leona Lewis
- 6.I Will Always Return - Bryan Adams
- 7.On My Way - Phil Collins
- 8.Great Spirits - Tina Turner and Lebo M
- 9.Welcome - The Blind Boys of Alabama and Phil Collins with Oren Waters and Lebo M
- 10.Strangers Like Me - Phil Collins
- 11.Brothers Under The Sun - Bryan Adams
- 12.No Way Out - Phil Collins
- 13.He Lives in You - Tina Turner
- 14.On My Way (Film version) - Bryan Adams and Phil Collins
- 15.You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins
- 16.Don't Let Go - Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan
- 17.My Funny Friend and Me - Sting
- 18.This Is Where I Belong - Bryan Adams
- 19.I Will Follow - Phil Collins
- 20.Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
- 21.Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root
- 22.No Way Out (Film version) - Phil Collins, Lisa Gerrard, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Lebo M
- 23.Wisdom of Faith - Phil Collins
- 24.Sound The Bugle - Bryan Adams
- 25.No Way Out (End Title) - Phil Collins and Bryan Adams
- The film had been shot in Africa when this place is set, most backgrounds are real including rain, fire and sun. All of the animals, including most animals, were CGI.
- Disney's first South African animated 3D feature film.
- In the US and the UK, The film was included in Walt Disney Animated Classics canon as a mistake, making this film to released two films a year in 2012, along with Wreck-It Ralph.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba, AnnaSophia Robb and Laurence Fishburne all made their first feature film animation debuts.
- The first animated film to be released in 708 countries and 400 languages, making this feature film to be seen in theaters and cinemas around the world. Most of the languages can be included the film including, German, Japanese, French, Korean and Dutch. Also, the countries that could be seen including Germany, France, Russia, Italy and Spain.
- The film's soundtrack features Phil Collins and Bryan Adams sing songs in languages including German, French and Japanese.