The Lion King (2019)

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau's all-new "The Lion King" journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive


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Review: The Lion King

Review: The Lion King

If you’ve seen the original, it’s impossible not to compare and contrast, and this version falls short in practically every way. Those who have never seen the ’94 edition will doubtless be much more charitable in their assessment, although even they might be put off by the soullessness of the entire enterprise. »

Credits

Director:

  • Jon Favreau

Cast:

  • Donald Glover
  • Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • James Earl Jones
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Alfre Woodard
  • John Oliver
  • John Kani
  • Seth Rogen
  • Billy Eichner
  • Eric André

Writer:

  • Jeff Nathanson
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