The Lion King

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Status: Production As of August 2, 2017

Production: Finalizing production budget, filming the movie begins. Currently shooting in Los Angeles.

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2019 | Adventure Family

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... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, July 19, 2019 3D/2D

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Donald Glover
Simba (voice)
James Earl Jones
Mufasa (voice)
Beyonce Knowles
Nala (voice)
Seth Rogen
Pumbaa (voice)
Billy Eichner
Timon (voice)
John Oliver
Zazu (voice)
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DIRECTOR

Jon Favreau

Screenwriter

Jeff Nathanson

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Storyline

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.
modified plot formulation from disney.com

Trivia & Production Notes

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

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