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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), Irene Mecchi (based on "The Lion King" screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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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)

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Storyline

In Africa, the lion cub Simba is the pride and joy of his parents King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. Mufasa prepares Simba to be the next king of the jungle. However, the naive Simba believes in his envious uncle Scar that wants to kill Mufasa and Simba to become the next king. He lures Simba and his friend Nala to go to a forbidden place and they are attacked by hyenas but they are rescued by Mufasa. Then Scar plots another scheme to kill Mufasa and Simba but the cub escapes alive and leaves the kingdom believing he was responsible for the death of his father. Now Scar becomes the king supported by the evil hyenas while Simba grows in a distant land. Sometime later, Nala meets Simba and tells that the kingdom has become a creepy wasteland. What will Simba do? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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Trivia

Donald Glover (Simba), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), John Kani (Rafiki), and Florence Kasumba (Shenzi), as well as director Jon Favreau have all appeared in live action Marvel films. Glover was in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Woodard was in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ejiofor was in Doctor Strange (2016), Kani and Kasumba were in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Black Panther (2018), and Favreau directed the first two Iron Man films as well as portraying the MCU character Happy Hogan. All but one of these films were released after Disney's acquisition of Marvel. See more »

Goofs

Galagos (bushbabies) are strictly nocturnal in real life, but here are seen frolicking with Timon and Pumbaa in broad daylight. 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

Spirit
Written by Ilya Salmanzadeh, Labrinth, and Beyoncé
Produced by Beyoncé, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Labrinth
Performed by Beyoncé
Beyoncé appears Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records
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Looks very impressive!

BUT they forgot to animate emotions unfortunately. It's just like watching 2 hours of voice over.


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Language:

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$260,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,770,759, 21 July 2019

Gross USA:

$543,638,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,750,358,531
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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