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 it is expected Simba will marry) 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 Mufasa 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 Shenzi and her large pack to live in the Pride Lands.

Cast

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Scar (voice)
Seth Rogen
Pumbaa (voice)
Donald Glover
Simba (voice)
Alfre Woodard
Sarabi (voice)
John Kani
Rafiki (voice)
John Oliver
Zazu (voice)
Billy Eichner
Timon (voice)
James Earl Jones
Mufasa (voice)
Beyoncé
Nala (voice) (as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter)
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)
Amy Sedaris
Guinea Fowl (voice)
Chance the Rapper
Bush Baby (voice) (as Chance Bennett)
Josh McCrary
Elephant Shrew (voice)
Phil LaMarr
Impala (voice)
J. Lee
Hyena (voice)

About

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, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, NOS Audiovisuais, Press Play Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Japan, Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR) and Slovo Filma.

The duration of the film is 118 minutes. With a budget of $250 - 260 million, the film grossed over $1.650 billion.

The film had received a "PG" rating.

Rating

The Lion King got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: movies.disney.com/the-lion-king-2019

IMDB: The Lion King

Wikipedia: The Lion King (2019 film)

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