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The Lion King

Release date: July 19, 2019

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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."

Additional details

Genre: Family

Runtime: 118 min

Director: Jon Favreau

Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Producers: Jon Favreau, Jeffrey Silver, Karen Gilchrist

Screenplay: Jeff Nathanson

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

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