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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.

Director:

Jon Favreau

Writers:

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi | Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

19 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Even though they play Simba and Scar respectively (uncle and nephew), Donald Glover is only six years younger than Chiwetel Ejiofor. Similarly in the original 1994 animated film, the voice of Simba (Matthew Broderick) was only 13 years younger than the voice of Scar (Jeremy Irons). See more »

Goofs

Rafiki's lithe appearance and dull colors make him more closely resemble a female mandrill, See more »

Quotes

Young Simba: [from trailer] Wait, Dad, let me come, I can help.
Mufasa: No son, you must stay with the other cubs.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Circle of Life
Written by Elton John and Tim Rice
Produced by Hans Zimmer
Vocals Produced by Stephen Lipson
Performed by Lindiwe Mkhize
African Vocals Performed by Lebo M.
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Just to make money, nothing else mattered here
12 July 2019 | by marcell-karafaSee all my reviews

After watching this copy of the original, i was really disappointed, we're living in a world when the film industry Disney is only to generate money, and thus, not risking any new ideas, rather making remakes of their original lovely animated films. This was the last time I spent money on a Disney movie/adaptation, as this is getting quite ridiculous that after ruining Star Wars, that is not enough, they are ruining classics. Poor Walt Disney, do not think he would justify the path his studio is on, MONEY MONEY MONEY, nothing else matters. Suggestion: watch the originals rather than these sensationalist copycats, those have artistic value and heart.


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