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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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The King Has Returned. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi | Tamil | Telugu

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$212,820,978, 22 July 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,613,160, 21 July 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Favreau was asked about how thrilled he was when Bey joined the cast, he said, "understanding who she is and what she represents to so many people and the fact that she's collaborating with me on this, really helps differentiate it from previous productions. It helps give this production its own personality, because she's such an important figure and her musical interpretation is seen as something that people welcome." He also addressed the mysterious new song that Beyoncé sings in the movie, sharing that "it doesn't replace anything." The new Lion King will include all the original songs, but Bey's new track is one "she performed and wrote in the spirit of the production." Make no mistake though: Favreau assures us that the new record feels "organically a part of the new production." See more »

Goofs

As in the original film, South American leaf-cutter ants appear in Africa. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo has a hand-drawn animated design and resembles the 1960s Disney logo, the same design used in Jon Favreau's previous Disney film The Jungle Book (2016). See more »


Soundtracks

Spirit
Written by Ilya Salmanzadeh, Labrinth, and Beyoncé
Produced by Beyoncé, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Labrinth
Performed by Beyoncé
Beyoncé appears Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records
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What a shame
18 July 2019 | by robertstabileSee all my reviews

Visually it was well done but..... As far as the emotion goes it was not there. They tried to make it a drama. But with no emotion in the characters. I was VERY disappointed. One of my favorite movies of all time ruined here. I don't think the actors were in the same room reading their parts. I think everyone went home with their part read the lines into a recorder attached the recording emailed them back to the studio someone pieced it all together and said here you go Lion King 2019


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