The Lion King is a 2019 American musical film directed by Jon Favreau.

Official trailers

Walt Disney Studios on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 released the trailer:
The Lion King Official Trailer.

Story intro

In the Pride Lands of Africa, a pride of lions rule over the animal kingdom from Pride Rock. King Mufasa's and Queen Sarabi's newborn son, Simba, is presented to the gathering animals by Rafiki the mandrill, the kingdom's shaman and advisor. Mufasa shows Simba the Pride Lands and explains to him the responsibilities of kingship and the "circle of life", which connects all living things. Mufasa's younger brother, Scar, covets the throne and plots to eliminate Mufasa and Simba, so he may become king. He tricks Simba and his best friend Nala (to whom Simba is betrothed) into exploring a forbidden elephants' graveyard, where they are attacked by spotted hyenas led by Shenzi, Kamari, and Azizi. Mufasa is alerted about the incident by his majordomo, the hornbill Zazu, and rescues the cubs. Though upset with Simba, Mufasa forgives him and explains that the great kings of the past watch over them from the night sky, from which he will one day watch over Simba. Meanwhile, Scar visits the hyenas and manages to convince them to help him overthrow Mufusa in exchange for hunting rights in the Pride Lands. Scar sets a trap for his brother and nephew, luring Simba into a gorge and having the hyenas drive a large herd of wildebeest into a stampede that will trample him. He informs Mufasa of Simba's peril, knowing that the king will rush to save his son. Mufasa saves Simba but ends up hanging perilously from the gorge's edge. Scar refuses to help Mufasa, instead sending him falling to his death. He then convinces Simba that the tragedy was Simba's own fault and advises him to leave the kingdom and never return. He orders the hyenas to kill the cub, but Simba escapes. Scar tells the pride that both Mufasa and Simba were killed in the stampede and steps forward as the new king, allowing his three hyena minions and the rest of their large pack to live in the Pride Lands.


Donald Glover
Simba: A lion
Seth Rogen
Pumbaa: A slow-witted common warthog
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Scar: The treacherous brother of Mufasa and the uncle of Simba
Alfre Woodard
Sarabi: The Queen of the Pride Lands, Mufasa's mate, and Simba's mother
Billy Eichner
Timon: A wise-cracking meerkat
John Kani
Rafiki: A wise mandrill
John Oliver
Zazu: A red-billed hornbill
Nala: Simba's childhood best friend and future love interest
James Earl Jones
Mufasa: The King of the Pride Lands and the father of Simba


The film The Lion King was scheduled to be released on July 9, 2019 (Hollywood), on July 17, 2019 (France, Germany) and on July 19, 2019 (United States) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, B&H Film Distribution, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Forum Hungary, NOS Audiovisuais, Walt Disney Studios Japan and Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR).

The duration of the film is 118 minutes. With a budget of $260 million, the film grossed over $94.5 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.


The Lion King got average rating from critics.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: The Lion King (2019 film)

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