The Lion King is a 2019 American musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau.
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard, John Kani, John Oliver, Billy Eichner, James Earl Jones, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Lion King

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

What is The Lion King about?

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 (Donald Glover), is presented to the gathering animals by Rafiki (John Kani) the mandrill, the kingdom's shaman and advisor. Mufasa (James Earl Jones) 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 (Chiwetel Ejiofor), covets the throne and plots to eliminate Mufasa and Simba, so he may become king. He tricks Simba and his best friend Nala (Beyoncé) into exploring a forbidden elephants' graveyard, where they are attacked by hyenas led by the ruthless Shenzi (Florence Kasumba). Mufasa is alerted about the incident by his majordomo, the hornbill Zazu (John Oliver), 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's clan to live in the Pride Lands.

Who's in the The Lion King cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Lion King.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Scar The treacherous brother of Mufasa, the brother-in-law of Sarabi and the uncle of Simba
Donald Glover Simba A lion
Seth Rogen Pumbaa A slow-witted warthog
Alfre Woodard Sarabi The Queen of the Pride Lands, Mufasa's wife, and Simba's mother
John Kani Rafiki A wise mandrill
John Oliver Zazu A hornbill
Billy Eichner Timon A wise-cracking meerkat
James Earl Jones Mufasa The King of the Pride Lands, Sarabi's husband and the father of Simba
JD McCrary Young Simba
Shahadi Wright Joseph Young Nala
Beyoncé Nala (as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter)
Penny Johnson Jerald Sarafina
Keegan-Michael Key Kamari
Eric André Azizi
Florence Kasumba Shenzi
Amy Sedaris Guinea Fowl
Chance the Rapper Bush Baby (as Chance Bennett)
Josh McCrary Elephant Shrew
Phil LaMarr Impala
J. Lee Hyena

When is The Lion King released in cinemas?

The film The Lion King was scheduled to be released on July 9, 2019 (Hollywood), on July 17, 2019 (France, Germany), on July 18, 2019 (Hungary), on July 19, 2019 (United States, Spain) and on August 21, 2019 (Italy) by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, B&H Film Distribution, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Cinecolor Films Perú, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, NOS Audiovisuais, Press Play Pictures, Ster-Kinekor Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Japan, Hotstar, Slovo Filma, Star VijayTV and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

What are The Lion King film specifications?

The duration of the film is 118 minutes. With a budget of $250 - 260 million, the film grossed over $1.657 billion.

The film The Lion King is rated with "PG" rating.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Lion King?

The Lion King got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 52/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

More information about The Lion King you can get at:

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IMDB: The Lion King

Wikipedia: The Lion King (2019 film)

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