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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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Jeff Nathanson (screenplay by), Brenda Chapman (story) | 3 more credits »
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

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

Budget:

$260,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,770,759, 21 July 2019

Gross USA:

$533,992,775

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,616,992,775
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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

Several pieces of concept art depict the Elephant Graveyard similar to how it appeared in the animated film, as well as portions of "Be Prepared" involving a fiery backdrop. In addition, Scar's design was initially closer to the original, featuring a less emaciated frame, fuller mane and his trademark goatee. See more »

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The giraffes seen throughout the promotional materials, specifically resemble the Rothschild giraffe subspecies/ecotype.note Despite these giraffes presently only found in a select few protected regions of Uganda and western Kenya, their historical distribution was wider only a few centuries ago and possibly could've encompassed the Serengeti-Mara region proper alongside their cousins, the Maasai giraffe (G. c. tippelskirchi), which don't appear in any of the footage despite being the most common giraffe in the region. 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 song "He Lives In You" from The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998) is heard in the closing credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Written by Elton John and Tim Rice
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Co-Produced by Stephen Lipson
Performed by Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, and Seth Rogen
Beyoncé appears Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records
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User Reviews

Feels Soulless. It removes everything that made the original special.
5 August 2019 | by reaseltbimSee all my reviews

This movie basically ruined every aspect of the original that i loved... It ruined the Hyenas, it ruined Scar, it Ruined the comedy, it ruined Timon and Pumba. Yes, this movie is basically a "scene for scene" remake of the original, it copies everything directly from the cartoon. But they took out all the charm and all the humor that the original had, while not adding anything good. All of the comedic elements of the first one are gone, the hyenas are not fun anymore, they are just cliche genetic villains with no personality. Same goes for Scar, hes not intimidating or interesting anymore. He sounds tired and old. All of the wit the character had is gone. The entire movie is like this. They removed all the little fun parts and all the humor and the little details that makes the original so iconic. Even when timon and pumba try to do humor, it comes as soulless. They end up being annoying instead of charming. Specially pumba. He was very annoying.

Sure the cgi might look great, but at what cost? They focused so much in making the animals look so realistic, that they forgot to add a soul to the characters. They forgot to add any of the humor of the original. This is just a soulless cgi clone.


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