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Year: 2019
Original Title: The Lion King
Length: 118 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama
Studios: Disney, Fairview Entertainment
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Age rating: Parental guidance
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: July 19 2019

United States: July 19 2019

Ranking

Ranking: 29 out of 15,704 movies (up 1)

7,1

7.5 by 34 users

8.0 by Movie'n'co

5.8 by 11 media

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. Hide full plot... Show full plot

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Cast The Lion King

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)

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Trivia The Lion King

This will be Jon Favreau's second live action Disney movie based on a Disney animated movie after directing 'Jungle Book' (2016). Both Donald Glover and James Earl Jones have worked on Star Wars movies, though on separate occasions. James Earl Jones provides the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films that he appeared in, and Donald Glover is set to appear as Lando Calrissian in the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film (2018). First remake of a Disney animated feature film where a voice actor from the original reprises their role, with James Earl Jones giving his voice to Mufasa one more time.

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