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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.

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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

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,770,759, 21 July 2019

Gross USA:

$484,207,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,337,148,404
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Earl Jones, Hans Zimmer, Elton John, and Tim Rice are the only people who worked on the original animated film that reprise their respective roles, as the voice of Mufasa, the composer of the film, and songwriters. See more »

Goofs

Technically a lion wouldn't be able survive on just bugs, no matter how much protein they have. Simba at some point realistically would have become malnourished and may have been forced to eat other animals. 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 »

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Referenced in Screen Rant Pitch Meetings: The Lion King (2019) (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Circle of Life
Written by Elton John, 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

Feels Soulless. It removes everything that made the original special.
5 August 2019 | by reaseltbimSee all my reviews

This movie basically ruined every aspect of the original that i loved... It ruined the Hyenas, it ruined Scar, it Ruined the comedy, it ruined Timon and Pumba. Yes, this movie is basically a "scene for scene" remake of the original, it copies everything directly from the cartoon. But they took out all the charm and all the humor that the original had, while not adding anything good. All of the comedic elements of the first one are gone, the hyenas are not fun anymore, they are just cliche genetic villains with no personality. Same goes for Scar, hes not intimidating or interesting anymore. He sounds tired and old. All of the wit the character had is gone. The entire movie is like this. They removed all the little fun parts and all the humor and the little details that makes the original so iconic. Even when timon and pumba try to do humor, it comes as soulless. They end up being annoying instead of charming. Specially pumba. He was very annoying.

Sure the cgi might look great, but at what cost? They focused so much in making the animals look so realistic, that they forgot to add a soul to the characters. They forgot to add any of the humor of the original. This is just a soulless cgi clone.


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