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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.

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Jon Favreau

Writers:

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

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 | Plot Synopsis

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Box Office

Budget:

$260,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,770,759, 21 July 2019

Gross USA:

$543,486,894

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,655,146,969
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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

This film has a record of the second-best opening of 2019 - and could replace "Incredibles 2," which launched last year with $182.7 million, as the ninth biggest North American launch of all time. The film is outperforming pre-release forecasts, which had been in the $150 million to $180 million range, at a record 4,725 domestic locations. Disney reported that "The Lion King" delivered a massive $78.5 million opening day, domestically, becoming the 10th highest opening day in industry history. Though critics were mixed, with a 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, moviegoers gave "The Lion King" an A CinemaScore. Disney issued a $175 million forecast for the weekend, while other estimates placed the tentpole at $188 million. See more »

Goofs

The rhinoceros beetle featured in the main trailer is most likely intended to be a centaurus beetle (Augosoma centaurus) which are only endemic to western equatorial Africa. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Scar: [to mouse] Life's - not fair - is it, my little friend? While some are born to feast - others spend their lives in the dark... begging for scraps. The way I see it, you and I are exactly the same, we both want to find a way out.
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Crazy Credits

The song "He Lives In You" from The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998) is heard in the closing credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Be Our Guest
Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Performed by Billy Eichner
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Nice CGI. That's it.
18 July 2019 | by ptitfilouiojzakldSee all my reviews

This movie is wrong on many levels. You cannot get into it, it just feels like a documentary with kids voice on top of it. Most important scenes have been shortened, and useless scenes (cheaper ones my guess) have been lengthen (the mouse in the intro ? seriously ?). Yes, the goal is to put realism, but we could not tell the difference between lions (Sarabi and Nala in paritcular). Everything the original Lion King brought to us (essentially emotions, mostly from the animated faces) has been ripped off, event the few jokes by Timon and Pumbaa did not succeed to pass.

Last but not least, the music seems off too. Some good scores are here, but at the end it just seems to be put above everything like "eyh we need to put music" "ok just put it anywhere you want, dont forget suggestions to the previous score for nostalgia but dont care about if it fits".

This movie is an insult to an entire generation.


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