The Lion King Movie

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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.

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, July 19, 2019 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: 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: What we know about The Lion King

Key Facts

  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).

Filming Timeline

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 (Nationwide release). There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including The Art of Self-Defense, Iron Sky: The Coming Race and Into the Ashes. 3D/2D

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