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The Lion King (2019)

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After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

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Jon Favreau

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Scar (voice)
John Oliver ... Zazu (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Mufasa (voice)
John Kani ... Rafiki (voice)
Alfre Woodard ... Sarabi (voice)
JD McCrary ... Young Simba (voice)
Shahadi Wright Joseph ... Young Nala (voice)
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Sarafina (voice)
Keegan-Michael Key ... Kamari (voice)
Eric André ... Azizi (voice)
Florence Kasumba ... Shenzi (voice)
Seth Rogen ... Pumbaa (voice)
Billy Eichner ... Timon (voice)
Amy Sedaris ... Guinea Fowl (voice)
Chance the Rapper ... Bush Baby (voice) (as Chance Bennett)
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Storyline

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lion King See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,770,759, 21 July 2019

Gross USA:

$504,683,735

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,469,083,735
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DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)| IMAX 6-Track | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

How far did Simba go when he ran away from home, t's a question many have perhaps wondered, but given how Chinlund was tasked with re-creating the world of The Lion King in realistic fashion, he actually had to calculate it out. "I remember watching the ginal Lion King] movie and never could figure out how far Simba ran away for him to grow up independently. How far away did he actually run?" Chinlund mused. "I love the first film but geography was a huge problem for me on that movie. It's an animated movie so they used the available slipperiness of illustration to change scale. Pride Rock changed shape and scale throughout the movie so I don't think it was their intent to deliver like a tight geographical piece, but it did frustrate me as a designer." And so Chinlund set out on building a world map to answer the question. They decided that Simba was out there three or four days crossing the desert before he wound up on the shore of Cloud Forest, so if a cub travels about 12 miles a day, Chinlund gives the rough estimate of 50 miles See more »

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Simba and Nala would never mate., Given the pride dynamics, there's no way that Simba and Nala aren't related. At the very least, they're cousins, but more likely they're actually brother and sister. So they wouldn't be feeling the love tonight. See more »

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[first lines]
Scar: [to mouse] Life's - not fair - is it my little friend? While some are born to feast - others spend their lives in the dark... begging for scraps. The way I see it you and I are exactly the same, we both want to find a way out.
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I REALLY did keep an open mind...
19 July 2019 | by daniellepwilksSee all my reviews

This is by far and away one of my top movies of all time and definitely a movie that I can say the lines pretty much the whole way through.

After thinking about "what I was disappointed with", I would say the following:

1. The broadway voices of Nathan lane, Ernie sambella and Jeremy irons really added that punch to the characters that you "don't know that you're missing till it's gone". Here I feel these characters fall flat with the "less projecting voices" and it was very noticeable. Seth Rogan was the best, but still, the missing "broadway aspect" these voices carried made the movie fall flat where it just could have been cast better???

2. So many of the little humorous exchanges with the hyenas and with rafiki were taken away. Part of the magic of the lion king was in the humor which was lost in this film. They did try and compensate a little, but I feel the laughter was just not there. Whoopi goldberg and cheech Marin were comedians, why was this not explored more to bring new comedians in for the hyenas roles?

Without the booming voices and humour, you realize that the movie is lacklustre where you are left with the story and the cinematography only. The cinematography is fantastic and I know this is a super hard movie to live up to the original, but I feel a lot of the magic that make this movie "a whole package" was just not there.

Did not feel the same about Aladdin remake - another movie that was with huge shoes to fill (duh, robin williams) and the Aladdin remake was absolutely fantastic.


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