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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.


Jon Favreau


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


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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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Is frequently referred to (quite wrongly) as a "live-action" film, despite not having a single living thing, human or otherwise, actually appearing on screen in it. See more »


Adult Simba roars atop Pride Rock, but the sound he makes is the typical Hollywood beefed up tiger roar rather than an actual lion vocalization. He also does the stereotypical wide-mouth yelling posture commonly associated with roaring, but actual full-blown lion roars are produced with the mouth in an almost closed position similar to a howling wolf. See more »


Young Simba: [from trailer] I'm going to be King of Pride Rock; I want to be brave like you.
Mufasa: I'm only brave when I have to be.
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Be Prepared (2019)
Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Produced by Hans Zimmer and David Fleming
Performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor
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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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