The Lion King

Disney’s upcoming film journeys to the African savanna 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, and utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.
- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive


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Review: The Lion King

Review: The Lion King

If you’ve seen the original, it’s impossible not to compare and contrast, and this version falls short in practically every way. Those who have never seen the ’94 edition will doubtless be much more charitable in their assessment, although even they might be put off by the soullessness of the entire enterprise. »

Credits

Director:

  • Cyrill Geshev

Cast:

  • Donald Glover
  • James Earl Jones
  • Beyoncé Knowles
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Seth Rogen
  • Billy Eichner
  • Alfre Woodard
  • John Kani
  • John Oliver
  • Keegan-Michael Key
  • Florence Kasumba
  • Eric André
  • JD McCrary
  • Shahadi Wright Joseph

Writers:

  • Brenda Chapman
  • James Bentley
  • Jeff Nathanson

Producers:

  • Angarag Davaasuren
  • David H. Venghaus Jr.
  • Debbi Bossi
  • Jeffrey Silver
  • Jim Shamoon
  • John Bartnicki
  • Jon Favreau
  • Karen Gilchrist
  • Mario Zvan
  • Peter Oberth
  • Thomas Schumacher
  • Tom C. Peitzman

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