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      The Lion King

      PG Released Jul 19, 2019 1h 58m Kids & Family Adventure Drama TRAILER for The Lion King: Trailer 1 List View All /m/the_lion_king_2019/videos videos Fan Favorite Rotten Movies Fan Favorite Rotten Movies 25:12 The Lion King: Behind the Scenes - Influence of the Original Film The Lion King: Behind the Scenes - Influence of the Original Film 1:42 The Lion King: Behind the Scenes - Black Box Theater The Lion King: Behind the Scenes - Black Box Theater 1:31 The Lion King: Behind the Scenes - Building a Video Game The Lion King: Behind the Scenes - Building a Video Game 1:23 The Lion King: Behind the Scenes - John Oliver The Lion King: Behind the Scenes - John Oliver 0:54 The Lion King: Behind the Scenes - Seth Singing The Lion King: Behind the Scenes - Seth Singing 1:09 The Lion King Discussion (Spoilers): Is Disney Remake Backlash In Full Swing? The Lion King Discussion (Spoilers): Is Disney Remake Backlash In Full Swing? 29:03 The Lion King: B-Roll 1 The Lion King: B-Roll 1 5:48 The Lion King: B-Roll 2 The Lion King: B-Roll 2 7:25 The Lion King: Exclusive Interview The Lion King: Exclusive Interview 11:25 View more videos
      52% Tomatometer 436 Reviews 88% Audience Score 50,000+ Verified Ratings Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. 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 soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      While it can take pride in its visual achievements,The Lion King is a by-the-numbers retelling that lacks the energy and heart that made the original so beloved--though for some fans that may just be enough.

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      A Disney live-action remake that successfully updates the original, The Lion King adds gorgeous new visual effects to a story the audience knows by heart.

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      Ted Piekarz Chicago Reader Watch this Lion King for the technical achievement and musical numbers, and then watch the original to feel satisfied. Feb 21, 2020 Full Review Randy Myers San Jose Mercury News Overseeing such a massive technical production as this one requires a filmmaker to be on top of every nuance and detail in play. Actor/director Favreau is the right person for the job. Rated: 3.5/4 Dec 10, 2019 Full Review Hannah Giorgis The Atlantic The Lion King captures just enough of the original's warmhearted excitement -- and introduces enough new delights -- to feel like more than a cynical Disney money grab. Sep 10, 2019 Full Review Denise Pieniazek Puesta en Escena (AR) Regarding this version, it does not contribute anything significant or new. Once again we find ourselves under the problem of current cinema, its lack of originality. In addition, the film has several technical and aesthetic problems. Rated: 4/10 Jan 27, 2024 Full Review Manuel São Bento MSB Reviews It doesn’t matter if the story is identical if we cry all the same. It doesn’t matter if we know what’s coming if we still feel nervous and worried about the characters. The Lion King is one of Disney’s best remakes so far, on par with The Jungle Book. Rated: A Jul 24, 2023 Full Review Cory Woodroof For the Win (USA Today) The Lion King 2019 is Disney at its worst, a soulless carbon copy of a vastly superior film that exists only to pander to nostalgia and reap financial benefit. May 27, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kyle H To try and remake a classic original is ballsy but wasn't as bad as could have been. Glover and the crew do they best they could for what they are set up for. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Brandi Watch the original Lion King. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/16/22 Full Review Ivan T Your review will help others decide whether to watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/06/21 Full Review Michael lack of emotions. left one of the most important song outside the film Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/03/21 Full Review Tobby O The live action version of the Lion King might be different from the 1994 animated one. I think it is not a good one. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/22/21 Full Review Glenna It was so realistic and it was fun for the whole family!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/20/20 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. 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 soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
      Director
      Jon Favreau
      Producer
      Jon Favreau, Jeffrey Silver, Karen Gilchrist
      Screenwriter
      Jeff Nathanson
      Distributor
      Walt Disney
      Production Co
      Fairview Entertainment
      Rating
      PG (Sequences of Violence|Peril|Some Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Adventure, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 19, 2019, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 27, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $543.6M
      Runtime
      1h 58m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, DTS
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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