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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.

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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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Official Sites:

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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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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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Trivia

James Earl Jones (Mufasa), John Oliver (Zazu), and Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) are the only cast members to have done previous voiceover work in live action films in the past. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mufasa: [from teaser trailer] Everything the light touches... is our kingdom. But a king's time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with *you* as the new king.
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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

Never Too Late
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Produced by Hans Zimmer, Elton John and Stephen Lipson
African Vocal and Choir Arrangements created and produced by Lebo M.
Additional Musical Arrangement by David Fleming
Performed by Elton John
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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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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