Last updated on August 8, 2020
The Lion King, is an American PG Animation 2019 film directed by Jon Favreau, and written by Jeff Nathanson (screenplay by), Irene Mecchi (based on “The Lion King” screenplay by).
This film features the following stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé and Seth Rogen.
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
The Lion King (2019)
In Africa, the lion cub Simba is the pride and joy of his parents King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. Mufasa prepares Simba to be the next king of the jungle. However, the naive Simba believes in his envious uncle Scar that wants to kill Mufasa and Simba to become the next king.
He lures Simba and his friend Nala to go to a forbidden place and they are attacked by hyenas but they are rescued by Mufasa.
Then Scar plots another scheme to kill Mufasa and Simba but the cub escapes alive and leaves the kingdom believing he was responsible for the death of his father. Now Scar becomes the king supported by the evil hyenas while Simba grows in a distant land.
Sometime later, Nala meets Simba and tells that the kingdom has become a creepy wasteland. What will Simba do?
The Lion King 2019 Cast
- Donald Glover
- James Earl Jones
- Seth Rogen
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
- John Oliver
- James Earl Jones
- John Kani
- Alfre Woodard
- JD McCrary
- Shahadi Wright Joseph
- Penny Johnson Jerald
- Keegan-Michael Key
- Eric André
- Florence Kasumba
- Seth Rogen
- Billy Eichner
- Amy Sedaris
- Chance the Rapper
Donald McKinley Glover Jr
Donald McKinley Glover Jr. is an American actor, musician, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter and DJ. He performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ under the name mcDJ.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. Wikipedia Beyonce.
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones is an American actor. His career spans more than seven decades and he has been described as “one of America’s most distinguished and versatile” actors known for his performance in film, theater and television, and “one of the greatest actors in American history”.
With The Lion King being my favorite animated Disney movie, I’ve watched it many times as a kid, as an adult and shared it with my kids.
I’m not sure what people mean when they say it lacks heart? Yes it’s the same story, same scenes etc. but it’s a remade version, which you can tell Disney was very careful with. When Alice in Wonderland came out, I was hoping and excited for The Lion King. More live action movies released and I know it was only a matter of time.
This movie is fantastic. Not since Avatar have I been blown away by the visuals. Disney did such a good job on the animations, the animals move realistically, they look realistic and if animals could talk, this is how they would look while talking. A lot of people are hating on this movie to be part of the crowd, I give this 5 stars because the story wasn’t changed, the CG is seriously mind blowing, the soundtrack was done in justice, it’s darker than the animated original and it was pretty action filled.
I feel this movie benefits from its live action. Scar looks more menacing, and you do get emotional and a heart warming sensation when watching because you see how an animal would actually look like when happy or sad. Maybe the negative reviews were from people who don’t have any pets?
This is a must watch, and sits next to some of the best movies I’ve ever seen.