The Lion King Movie


The Lion King

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2019 | PG | Adventure Family

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

U.S. Release Date

The Lion King release date was Friday, July 19, 2019. This was a Nationwide in theaters release. 3D/2D

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On DVD & Blu-ray Estimated; not official

September 2019

Cast more cast

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)

Directed by

Jon Favreau


Jeff Nathanson


Rating MPAA

PG for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements


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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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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