The Lion King

2019
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Title: The Lion King

Original Title: The Lion King

Year: 2019

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: July 19 2019
  • United States: July 19 2019

Plot

'The Lion King' returns to the African savannah for the live-action adaptation of one of Disney's most beloved classics. Lion cub and future king, Simba (JD McCrary), idolises his father Mufasa (James Earl Jones), but this doesn't stop him disobeying his direct instructions under the malicious influence of his uncle, Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor). When a fatal stampede takes his father away from him, Simba is persuaded to flee the savannah and he happens upon the larger-than-life warthog, Pumbaa (Seth Rogen), and neurotic meerkat, Timon (Billy Eichner), who decide to raise the cub in a less traditional (i.e. vegetarian) manner.

Years later, a fully grown Simba (now voiced by Donald Glover) is found by his childhood friend, Nala (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter), who begs him to return to the savannah and overthrow Scar, under whom the animals live in fear and constant threat. Still struggling with guilt over the circumstances of his father's death, it will take help from the wise Rafiki (John Kani) for Simba to move on from his past and forgive himself in time to save the pride.

Created with pioneering cinematographic technology to create photorealistic representations of the African savannah landscape and the creatures that populate, 'The Lion King' is a visually ambition live-action adaptation directed by Jon Favreau.

Awards

  • 2020 Academy Awards (Oscars): 1 0
  • 2020 Golden Globes: 2 0
  • 2020 BAFTA Awards: 1 0

Cast

Director:

Jon Favreau Jon Favreau

Donald Glover

Donald Glover

Simba (voice)

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

Nala (voice)

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

Mufasa (voice)

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Scar (voice)

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

Sarabi (voice)

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen

Pumba (voice)

Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner

Timon (voice)

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Trivia

Same Studio

Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Beyoncé (Nala) and James Earl Jones (Mufasa) were in films by Blue Sky Studios. Rogen was in 'Horton', Knowles was in 'Epic' and Jones was in 'Robots'.

More footage

Despite having been calificated as a copy almost shot-to-shot from the animation film, this new version of 'The Lion King' runs 118 minutes, adding more than half an hour comparing with the original (85 minutes).

Dobletes

James Earl Jones, Hans Zimmer, and Elton John are the only people who worked on the original animated film that reprise their respective roles, as the voice of Mufasa, the composer of the film, and songwriter.

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