The Lion King Movie

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Who's Involved:

Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jon Favreau, Jeff Nathanson, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Keegan Michael-Key, Donald Glover, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Jeffrey Silver, Beyonce Knowles, James Earl Jones, Billy Eichner, John Kani, JD McCrary, Florence Kasumba, Eric Andre

Release Date:

Friday, July 19 , 2019

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

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Journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his place on Pride Rock.

The Lion King Plot: What's the story?

Set on the African savannah, the story told of a young lion named Simba who is is cast out into the wilderness after his father, Mufasa, is killed by his evil uncle Scar. Years later, Simba returns to reclaim his throne.

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The Lion King Cast: Who are the actors?

Film Details & Notes: What do we know about The Lion King?

  1. Seth Rogen will voice the role of warthog Pumbaa, and Eichner will tackle meerkat Timon (The Wrap, 2/25/17).
  2. James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa, the beloved father character he voiced in the 1994 animated original (2/21/17).

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Lion King?

A look at the The Lion King behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jon Favreau last directed The Jungle Book and Jersey Boys. The film's writer Jeff Nathanson last wrote Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Tower Heist.


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Production Timeline: When did the The Lion King come together?

On or about June 26, 2019 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about April 29, 2018 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about August 2, 2017 • The film was in Production status.

Currently shooting in Los Angeles.

On or about April 2, 2017 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about September 28, 2016 • The film was in Development status.

Disney has fast-tracked a live-action/CG version of the animated classic The Lion King.

The Lion King Release Date: When was it released?

The Lion King was released in 2019 on Friday, July 19, 2019 in nationwide movie theaters. There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including The Art of Self-Defense, Bottom of the 9th and Into the Ashes. 3D/2D

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July 19, 2019 Nationwide 3D/2D
July 19, 2019

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