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The Lion King (2019)

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), Brenda Chapman (story) | 3 more credits »
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How Similar Is the New 'Lion King' to the Original?

Get ready for all the nostalgia as we compare the trailer for the new CGI re-imagining of The Lion King to scenes from the original movie you know and love.

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

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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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

Unlike the 1994 original animated film, all the lions in this production are voiced by actors of African descent, whereas in the original only Mufasa, young Nala, Sarafina, and Sarabi were. This also applied to young Simba, but only with his singing voice. 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

Pumbaa: [from trailer; after chasing off vultures] I missed 'em, I'm gonna get one of those vultures one day.
Timon: I don't know why it's so important to you.
Pumbaa: I just feel like it would make me feel better,
[gasps]
Pumbaa: Oh no, it's a little lion.
Timon: That is not a lion.
Pumbaa: Well then, go check it out.
Timon: That is not a lion, it's a furry bird.
Pumbaa: It looks like a lion.
Timon: It's not... Let me get a closer look, excuse me, all right let me see what were dealing with here.
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: The Lion King (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Written by Elton John and 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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