The Lion King MovieTabs
Journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his place on Pride Rock.
U.S. Release DateThe Lion King release date was Friday, July 19, 2019. This was a Nationwide in theaters release. 3D/2D
On DVD & Blu-ray Estimated; not officialSeptember 2019
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Rating MPAAPG 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.
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).