The Lion King

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family
Running Time:  118 min.
In theatres: July 19, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.93
based on 284 votes and 94 reviews
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Cast: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Keegan-Michael Key

Synopsis

In this CGI and live-action version of the animated classic, Simba is a feisty lion cub who dreams of being king one day.

However, his envious Uncle Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor) has plans to ascend to the throne himself, and he forces Simba out of the kingdom. Alone and adrift, Simba (Donald Glover) soon joins the escapades of a hilarious meerkat named Timon (Billy Eichner) and his warmhearted warthog pal, Pumbaa (Seth Rogen). Adopting their carefree lifestyle of "Hakuna Matata," Simba ignores his real responsibilities until he realizes his destiny and returns to claim his place in the "Circle of Life."

Director: Jon Favreau
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Producer(s): Jon Favreau, Jeffrey Silver, Karen Gilchrist
Screenplay: Jeff Nathanson
Official Site: movies.disney.com/the-lion-king-2019

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  • 1 star "Terribly made copycat movie"
  • 3 stars "Changed the story and makes the girl the sultan not Aladdin as in the real story"
  • 1 star "Trying to copy the original was a big mistake. Should have been made starting at end of original movie and should have been animated like the original."