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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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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Box Office

Budget:

$260,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,770,759, 21 July 2019

Gross USA:

$534,830,025

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,618,566,885
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

This is Jon Favreau's second Disney remake based on a Disney animated movie after directing The Jungle Book (2016). See more »

Goofs

The gazelles have the horns of Thomson's gazelles, but their markings are closer to those of springbok, a species found only in southern Africa. 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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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

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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User Reviews

 
Overrated and way too much spotlight on beyonce
21 July 2019 | by kaydreliaSee all my reviews

Lion King was the only movie growing up that actually made me cry, the soundtrack alone was amazing, but there was a magic in the cartoon version. This new one is awful. They spent tons of money on the tech and actors, but forgot to add the magic. This isn't the Lion Queen, it's not about beyonce, but it's become all about her, when she didnt actually bring anything to the movie. James Earl Jones will never get a bad review in my book, he did his job. Everyone else was simply forgettable. The cartoon version I remember each actor, each song, each joke, etc and I havent watched it in years. My guess is that Disney is making all these worthless remakes to maintain the copyrights of those movies, but there's 0 intention to do it with the same magic and formula that captivated people from the beginning. The only remake I've enjoyed so far is Cinderella, we even bought it. The rest I don't even remember and my kids prefer the cartoon versions over the remakes now too, that should say something. Not that anyone at Disney will care, their goal is to take over everything to continue being in control and taking in heaps of money for their own exploits. I'll stick with the original Lion King, including the soundtrack and the Broadway show (also amazing), and never speak of this waste of money of a film again.


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