Last Updated on February 28, 2019 by Bryan Fiveash
I was 13 when the original Lion King was released in theaters in 1994. Like all Disney movies, The Lion King is an incredible story and is an achievement in animation that still holds up to the standards of today.
Disney is again producing a live-action remake of their beloved movies with a new release of The Lion King, due in theaters July 19, 2019. If The Jungle Book remake directed by Jon Favreau, is any indication, I expect it to be a fun look at the original movie that my kids will love!
The Lion King Synopsis, Media
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journey’s to the African savannah where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival.
Scar, Mufasa’s brother–and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, “The Lion King” utilizes pioneer filmmaking techniques to bring these treasured characters to life in a whole new way.”
Check out the posters and trailer below! I’ll update this article once new media is released.
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