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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.


Jon Favreau


Jeff Nathanson (screenplay by), Brenda Chapman (story) | 3 more credits »
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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)


After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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 »

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Release Date:

19 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lion King See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Simba and Nala cuddling on a large rock in a forested cliffside region, similar to the end of an early version of the "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" scene from the 1994 production. That same clip also shows Simba seated in-between his father's forelimbs as he learns about the kings of the past (as opposed to being on his back as in the original) a position reminiscent of a similar scene between Simba and Sarabi from early in the development of the original film. See more »


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 »


Timon: [from trailer] Repeat after me, Hakuna Matata.
Young Simba: What?
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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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Think Before You Speak
12 July 2019 | by familymacySee all my reviews

I get why some people don't like the movie. Sure it's just the same story with different actors and enhanced visuals. But you have to think why this movie was made and why it's such a big deal. There are many young people who've never seen the original lion king. Walt Disney wanted his movies to be redone every 10 years so each generation would have a more updated version of these stories. You don't have to think this movie is amazing or anything. Just don't turn these young people who have never seen the lion king away. This movie isn't just a cash grab remake. This movie is a celebration of the classic movie that still touches our hearts today.

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