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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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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 »

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Official Sites:

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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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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

Alfre Woodard's second film that takes place in Africa, after The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), which also had her voicing a big cat mother; she collaborated with the voice of series' protagonist Eliza Thornberry, Lacey Chabert, who appeared in the original The Lion King (1994)'s direct-to-video sequel The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998) as the voice of Vitani, a cub, in the Outlander Pride. See more »

Goofs

A group of gemsbok (Oryx gazella) are featured in the first teaser trailer even though the species is only found in southwestern Africa rather than the East African setting of the story. The similar and related East African oryx, specifically the beisa oryx (Oryx beisa beisa), would've been a more appropriate choice. See more »

Quotes

Simba: [from TV Spot] My father once told me: protect everything the light touches, if I don't fight for it who will?
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: The Lion King (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by 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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Think Before You Speak
12 July 2019 | by familymacySee all my reviews

I get why some people don't like the movie. Sure it's just the same story with different actors and enhanced visuals. But you have to think why this movie was made and why it's such a big deal. There are many young people who've never seen the original lion king. Walt Disney wanted his movies to be redone every 10 years so each generation would have a more updated version of these stories. You don't have to think this movie is amazing or anything. Just don't turn these young people who have never seen the lion king away. This movie isn't just a cash grab remake. This movie is a celebration of the classic movie that still touches our hearts today.


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