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The Lion King 20th Anniversary by Archon89 The Lion King 20th Anniversary by Archon89
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Hey there, guys! :lol:
Here I come again, with a new fanart, this time dedicated to one of my favourite movies of all time: The Lion King!
I mean, come on, today in USA is the 20th anniversary of the day this masterpiece arrived for the very first time in theatres, the first time it showed itself to the world, with all his story, his wonderful characters, his amazing African athmosphere, his beautiful music...with all his magic!!!
I HAD to do something about it! :D So I thought...why not a photo of all the main characters? (Well sorry, I didn't include the villains..Sweating a little... )

I planned this work back in September, I wanted to take my time to gain ideas and to develop what I wanted to be the best tribute possible for this special day for all TLK fans who loved this movie for all these 20 years...we sure came a long way, and I am so proud to see the TLK "fandom" is still so strong today, in the world and here on deviantArt, and I can't wait to see what comes next with the now-announced series coming in Fall 2015, "The Lion Guard".
I sure hope Disney doesn't screw up with that, but right now I'm just so happy to see TLK new things ahead! CURSE YOU!

This work is dedicated to "The Lion King" movie, to his characters and his magic, to all its fans and lovers, and to all the amazing people who worked on it and made it real! :)
I hope you enjoy it and...Happy Lion King Anniversary!!! Airborne

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This deviation is ©Archon'89 - Do Not Use Without Permission
The Lion King ©Disney
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:iconnoir100:
Noir100 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think someone is stealing your art 
lionguard15.deviantart.…
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
I watched the gallery, but I haven't noticed something of mine...are you sure?
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:iconnoir100:
Noir100 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they have deleted it now, but they had this drawing on their page.
But please don't go and yell at them, I believe they just made a mistake, and they understand now. 
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Good to know, and don't worry ;)
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:iconnoir100:
Noir100 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay:)
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:iconsupasilverpen:
supasilverpen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zazu's face lol
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
:D
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:iconbryontheshowman:
BryonTheShowman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
This is a great tribute to a great film. You do some good work.
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Thank you very much!
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:iconlionlightningstrike:
LionLightningStrike Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Best film ever! 
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Oh yeah! 8-) (Cool) 
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:iconleonheart27:
Leonheart27 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Absolute favourite Disney film ever!  
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
It's awesome!
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:iconleonheart27:
Leonheart27 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I know! Good job on this by the way. 
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:iconpuffytopianman:
PuffyTopianMan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015   Filmographer
This may not have been the first movie I've seen the theaters (that honor goes to Aladdin) but this was the first film to make me realize the true magic of cinema. Long live Lion King!
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Hell yeah, The Lion King is cool! ;)
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:iconanrgygrandpa:
AnrgyGrandpa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ohh cool
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Thank you! :)
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:iconyami-horus:
Yami-Horus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I love how everyone is like "Hey! They are taking a photo! Quick! PUT ON YOUR BEST SMILE! " While Sazu's expression says: "What? a photo! I am not prepared!" XD
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Ahah yeahh!! :D I wanted to "diversify" expressions and poses for each character! ;)
Thank you very much!
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:iconyami-horus:
Yami-Horus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Well you did get the feeling of everyone spontaneously trying to get in the photo!
YOu're welcome! 8D
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:iconrogersgirlrabbit:
RogersGirlRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
I guess Zazu's not used to these kinds of photos....He looks quite nervous. :D
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Ahah, yeah, pretty much! :D
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:iconrogersgirlrabbit:
RogersGirlRabbit Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
:D
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:iconcheetahamsloth:
CheetaHamSloth Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved allscenario here ;) great work :3
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Thanks ;)
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:iconerarosaimmortal21:
erarosaimmortal21 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
So amazing!
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Thanks:)
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:iconerarosaimmortal21:
erarosaimmortal21 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
You're welcome
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:iconrabbidlover01:
rabbidlover01 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I love watching The Lion King as a kid! :D
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
And now you don't? ;)
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:iconlillytheomegawolf:
LillyTheOmegaWolf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Great picture! 

For such a short guy Timmon sure jumps high. But did you have to have Pumbaa side/back on? We all know what that weapon can do if pointed the wrong way. 
I really like how Sarabi is just leaning around Rafiki to get in the picture. An excellent photobomb by the old lady :) 

All in all, this looks like it should be the official 20 year poster for TLK. 
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Wow, thank you!! :D I really appreciate your good words!

I decided to draw Pumbaa in that position for variation purpouse: with all these characters, I thought the work would have resulted pretty boring if they all just "looked into camera" and smiling. I wanted to draw them in different poses to make the picture more interesting ;)

Man, this thing is Sarabi "photobombing" has become pretty viral! XD I didn't expected that!

And yeah: Timon jumps high. B-) (Cool)
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alexwolflover777 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg i though timon was ridding pumba
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Ahah nope ;) Just jumping
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DragonMPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Filmographer
I love Zazu's face :scared: 
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Ahah, thanks :D
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:iconthearist2013:
thearist2013 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student General Artist
The sad thing is that Frozen has surpassed the Lion King as the highest grossing film from Walt Disney feature animation
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Yep...IMHO Frozen is a good movie, but it's really overrated...
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:iconlionlightningstrike:
LionLightningStrike Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing!
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Thank you! :)
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:iconlionlightningstrike:
LionLightningStrike Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem. ;) (Wink) 
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:iconkitten-feisty:
Kitten-Feisty Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Very nice! :D
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Thanks :)
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:iconmikasho:
Mikasho Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing! At first thought Disney made this but I realized that I'm on DeviantArt xD
I love the way you drew it, the background, the characters, the shading, and everything!
I do miss TLK's new stuff, I hope to see The Lion Guard very soon!
Great job with the art ^_^ keep it up!
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Ahah, thank you very much! :D
I miss it, too, can't wait to take a look to the new series :) We shall see this year...
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:icondisneykitckw:
DisneyKitckw Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
This looks cool.
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Thank you :)
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:icondisneykitckw:
DisneyKitckw Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
You're welcome. :)
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ClaireBear26 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Lol I just love Sarabi in the background, she's so cute. xD  
Anyway, this looks amazing, like I'm speechless! *O*   Amazing work on everything! :love:  I love this! :heart:
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